The Department of Physics & Astronomy at McMaster University and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position with expertise in theoretical high energy physics, to start July 1, 2019.

Candidates must have completed a PhD in a relevant discipline by the start date of the appointment, must demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain a vibrant program of research excellence, and show the potential for outstanding teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be an outstanding scientist with a record of research excellence in theoretical high energy physics, very broadly defined; will excel in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level; and, is expected to make substantive contributions through service to both institutions, as well as to the broader community.

The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level at McMaster and as an Associate Faculty member at Perimeter Institute (this includes research support from PI as well as a commensurate reduction in teaching and service requirements at McMaster). Progressive policies are in place to assist faculty members who become parents or are needed to care for family. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

McMaster University is a globally renowned institution of higher learning and research, within which High Energy Theory is a small but growing part. Physics & Astronomy presently consists of 25 faculty and around 80 graduate students, with strengths in astrophysics, biophysics and condensed-matter physics. More information about the Department can be found here.

Perimeter Institute is a leading global centre for fundamental research in theoretical physics. It is home to world class research efforts in condensed matter physics, cosmology, mathematical physics, quantum fields and strings, quantum foundations, quantum gravity, quantum information and particle physics. The Institute offers an exceptional research environment and is currently staffed with 24 faculty and 21 associate faculty members, as well as 58 postdoctoral fellows, 88 graduates students, including the Perimeter Scholar's International program, 53 distinguished visiting research chairs and 35 visiting fellows. The Institute’s very active visitor, seminar, conference and workshop programs also attract over one thousand visitors each year. More information about Perimeter Institute is available here and the quantum information researchers can be found here.

Complete applications must be submitted online via McMaster University's webpage here (Faculty Positions, Job 23379) to the attention of: Dr. Graeme Luke, Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1.

A complete application consists of: a cover letter, a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications), a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available), a statement of their experience and plans for advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in post-secondary education, community-based or other professional settings, and three letters of reference which should be sent directly by your referees to Dr. Graeme Luke

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The application deadline is February 3, 2019, after which review of complete applications will begin. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The diversity of our community and our workforce is integral to and at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research, teaching and service excellence, as well as our broader learning environment. To achieve this vision for inclusive excellence, McMaster and PI are committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2 persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Applicants who require special accommodation in order to complete their application/interview are encouraged to contact accessibility@perimeterinstitute.ca for assistance.