Perimeter Institute invites applications for up to two tenure track faculty positions (equivalent to the level of assistant professor) in particle physics.  Exceptional candidates may also be considered for tenured senior faculty positions.  We welcome applications from outstanding individuals working on all aspects of theoretical particle physics with emphasis on beyond the Standard Model physics. We especially encourage research connecting fundamental theory with experiment. The successful applicants will play a leading role in integrating Perimeter's particle physics activities with the other research areas at the Institute, such as cosmology, astrophysics, strong gravity, quantum field theory and string theory. These positions are also part of an initiative at the Institute to establish the “Centre for the Universe,” which will focus on theoretical cosmology and making connections to experiment.  

Perimeter Institute is a leading global center for fundamental research in theoretical physics. It is home to world-class research efforts in particle physics, condensed matter physics, cosmology, mathematical physics, quantum fields and strings, quantum foundations, quantum gravity, and quantum information. The Institute offers an exceptional research environment and is currently staffed with 23 faculty and 17 associate faculty members, as well as 55 postdoctoral fellows, 54 distinguished visiting research chairs and 35 visiting fellows. The Institute’s very active visitor, seminar, conference and workshop programs attract over one thousand visitors each year. More information about Perimeter Institute is available here and in particular, the Institute's particle physics researchers can be found here.

The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in theoretical physics or a closely related field, postdoctoral experience, and will have demonstrated exceptional strength in independent research. Interested candidates should submit their application online, including their curriculum vitae, list of publications and research statement. They must also arrange to have at least three letters of recommendations submitted as well, following the instructions provided on the application page.

Consideration of applications will begin on January 15, 2018. However, applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

Perimeter Institute is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants who require special accommodation in order to complete their application/interview are encouraged to contact peopleandculture@perimeterinstitute.ca for assistance.