Assistant Professor in Physics and Astronomy University of British Columbia Canada


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver
invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant

Applications in all relevant subfields are encouraged and the successful candidate will
create an independent research program which complements the existing strengths of the
department such as in Astronomy, Cosmology, Biophysics, AMO, Medical Physics, Gravity,
String, and Quantum Information Theory, Particle Physics, and Nuclear Physics among
others. More details of our research program can be found on the Department's website
( Please note that applicants in the field of Condensed Matter Physics and related
subfields represented in the Stuart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (see should
direct their applications to our parallel search in that area (see
Candidates must have a Ph.D. Degree or equivalent, demonstrated potential for an
outstanding research record, and are expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and
graduate levels and to supervise graduate students. The successful candidate will be appointed at
the level of Assistant Professor.

The Physics and Astronomy Department ( is one of the largest and most
scientifically diverse in Canada. Our faculty and staff are committed to attracting and training
outstanding students and conducting forefront research that spans the field.
Applicants are urged to submit online applications:

A CV, publications list, a statement of research interests, and a summary of teaching interests and experience are required. Three letters
of reference should be arranged to be directly submitted, preferably electronically, to UBC's strategic plan identifies inclusion as one of our key priorities. We
welcome colleagues with the experiences and competencies that can contribute to our principles
of inclusion, equity, and diversity throughout campus life. In your application, please include 2-
3 sentences describing your experience working with a diverse student body and your
contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion on campus or within your

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community
fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage
applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated
under the BC 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, Metis, Inuit or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The deadline for receipt of applications is Nov. 30, 2018. The expected start date is Summer
2019, but is negotiable.


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