Professor and Department Head

Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Manitoba

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a full-time position as Head at the rank of tenured Professor, commencing July 1, 2017, or on a date mutually agreed upon. The Department seeks an established scholar with a commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Outstanding candidates in any area of physics and astronomy will be considered, with particular emphasis on candidates who will complement or extend the department’s strengths in atomic, molecular and optical physics, astronomy and astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, medical physics, subatomic physics, and theoretical physics. The successful candidate will have a track record of high quality scholarly research leading to peer assessed publications, will have established an independent, innovative, scholarly, externally fundable research program, will have demonstrated outstanding teaching contributions, will have demonstrated strong administrative, leadership and management skills, and will exhibit evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative environment. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To enhance our department and create role models for a diverse population of students, we particularly invite application from those who can support and enhance our diversity, including women, Indigenous peoples, other visible minorities, and those committed to a diverse environment.

The Department currently has 20 full time tenured and tenure track faculty members and 2 Instructors, and offers a full range of undergraduate programs, including Honours and Major programs with Astronomy, Physics and Medical/Biological options and Joint Honours programs in Physics/Chemistry, Physics/Computer Science and Physics/Mathematics, as well as graduate programs in all of the research specializations. The Department hosts a variety of vibrant and well-equipped individual and collaborative research programs. Research is also conducted at major national and international astrophysics and subatomic physics facilities and has access to high performance computing. Medical physics research is conducted in collaboration with CancerCare Manitoba. The Department maintains strong research links with other University of Manitoba departments and institutes including Chemistry, Radiology, Civil Engineering, Biological Sciences and the Manitoba Institute for Materials. Further information about the Department can be obtained from

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The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications including a curriculum vitae, a description of teaching philosophy, a summary of research interests, a three page research plan, a statement of leadership and management philosophy, and contact information for three references should be sent to: (PDF files preferred). Please ensure to specify position number (21964 and BJ473) in the application. For further information contact the Search Committee Chair at:

The closing date for receipt of applications is October 15, 2016 or until position is filled.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act” (Manitoba). Please note that curricula vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

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