The Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the area of astronomy and astrophysics. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2016.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy, or related fields, and are expected to possess an exemplary, internationally recognized research record, with exceptional promise for future achievements, and a commitment to graduate and undergraduate education in physics and astronomy. Applicants with an outstanding record in an area of astronomy or astrophysics that will enhance and/or complement the strengths of the astronomy group, and a commitment to excellence in teaching that will enhance the Department’s programs, are encouraged to apply.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy (http://www.uvic.ca/science/physics/) consists of 22 faculty members with research interests in astronomy and astrophysics, particle physics, condensed matter physics, medical physics and ocean physics. The vibrant astronomy group, consisting of seven faculty members, benefits from close relations with the nearby NRC Herzberg facility and its staff, telescopes and instrumentation, and also has full access to all Canadian facilities. The newly formed Astronomy Research Centre (ARC) at the University of Victoria draws membership from the departmental Astronomy group, scientists at NRC Herzberg, and at the nearby TRIUMF laboratory. For more information on the research programs within ARC, see http://www.uvic.ca/arc/.
Applications comprising a CV (including a publication list, and summarizing any teaching experience), a statement of research interests and plans, and confidential letters from three referees should be sent by December 10, 2015, to:
Monica Lee-Bonar, Assistant to the Chair,
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Victoria,
PO Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria BC, V8W 2Y2, Canada
The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.
Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (www.uvicfa.ca).
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.