[Applications close November 30, 2023] The Department of Physics & Astronomy at UBC Vancouver invites applications from outstanding candidates for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in all fields of physics and astronomy, including (but not limited to) applied physics, astronomy, astrophysics, atomic molecular and optics physics, biophysics, condensed matter, gravitation, high energy or nuclear physics, medical physics and quantum information/quantum computing. The Department encourages applications from candidates across theory, observation, experiment and computation.

The Department has a strong Engineering Physics program (https://www.engphys.ubc.ca/about/) and applicants with a background suitable for contributing to this are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in a relevant field, an outstanding research record, and potential for excellence in teaching.

The successful candidates will create independent, internationally recognized research programs that complement the existing strengths of the department. The successful candidates will also be expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate students and provide service within the Department, to the University and to the broader community. They will have a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion to create a welcoming community for all, particularly those who are historically, persistently or systemically marginalized.

Applications are to be submitted online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/26123/apply. A CV, publications list, a statement of research interests, a summary of teaching interests and experience and a  diversity statement are required. The diversity statement is a page describing your lived background experience (if comfortable), your past experience and future plans regarding working with a diverse student body and contributing to a culture of equity and inclusion. Additionally, candidates should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted to Academic Jobs Online.

The Physics and Astronomy Department is one of the largest and most scientifically diverse in Canada. With over 60 faculty members and staff, they are committed to attracting and training outstanding students and conducting forefront research spanning many fields. UBC researchers have access to local facilities such as TRIUMF, the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute, BC Cancer and the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, and carry out research at international facilities, including SNOLAB, CERN, KEK and LIGO. UBC astronomers are involved in major observatories and space missions, including ALMA, CHIME, CFHT, Euclid, GBT, Gemini, HST, JWST, and VLA. The Vancouver campus of UBC is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam). Additional information on the Department of Physics and  Astronomy can be found at phas.ubc.ca.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. Inclusion is built by individual and institutional responsibility through continuous engagement with diversity to inspire people, ideas and actions for a better world. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuk or Indigenous person. In assessing applications, UBC recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., parental leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. These leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority, and members of historically marginalized groups will be given special consideration. Also, within this hiring process, the hiring team will make efforts to create an inclusive and equitable process for all candidates (including but not limited to people with disabilities). Confidential accommodations are available on request for applicants who are short-listed by contacting the Department’s HR Manager, hr@phas.ubc.ca.

The preferred start date is Summer 2024. Closing date for applications is 30 November, 2023.

More information is available here.