Assistant Professor, Complexity Science with applications to Condensed Matter Physics University of Calgary, Department of Physics and Astronomy Canada

Assistant Professor, Complexity Science with applications to Condensed Matter Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Job ID: 15466

Updated: May 3, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Description


Applications are invited from emerging leaders in the area of Complexity Science with applications to Condensed Matter Physics, for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Calgary. We seek an outstanding candidate who will complement and expand the current activities in the Department and across the broader UofC community. Candidates must have a documented record of world-class research and significant experience at the post-PhD level, a track record of working across disciplines, and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching in physics with evidence of effective teaching performance in a university classroom environment. Candidates are expected to develop a vigorous, independent, and externally funded research program within a dynamic and collaborative environment. Candidates should be interested in fostering transdisciplinary interactions and collaborations within the Dept. of Physics & Astronomy and across the University of Calgary as promoted by the Eyes High Initiative.


Education Required: Ph.D.


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University is committed to student engagement and creating an innovative, student-centered learning environment. The incumbent will be expected to contribute substantially and at a high level of quality to the teaching efforts of the Department. Information about the Department and its programs can be found at


How to apply: Applicants should submit a letter of application, a research plan, a teaching dossier, curriculum vitae with a complete publication list, and complete contact information for three referees addressed to:


Dr. David Knudsen, Head
Department of Physics and Astronomy


Application Period: The review of applications will begin on May 31, 2018 and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.


The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)


Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.


About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

About Calgary, Alberta

Ranked the 5th most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

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