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Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy

University of Lethbridge

The Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Lethbridge, is seeking applications from qualified candidates for a full-time, tenure-track Position in Physics or Astronomy at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting as early as August 1, 2022.

The search process will be guided by research and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will be joining the Department at an exciting time as it settles into the new, state-of-the-art 38,500 square metre science building. The candidate will be eligible for start-up funds from the university and is expected to apply for external funding such as the NSERC Discovery Grant. Development of a vigorous, externally funded research program and contribution to the supervision/co-supervision of graduate students is expected. Hiring salary will be in the range of $77,000 to $92,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy, preferably with post-doctoral experience, and an established record of research excellence. Teaching experience will be an asset. Exceptional applicants from all areas who fit the Department’s research interests and goals will be duly considered. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is a diverse department that currently has nine research faculty members with individual research programs and their own research groups. The department has research strengths in several different theoretical and experimental research fields. Applicants from all areas of experimental and theoretical physics and astronomy are encouraged to apply. The department is responsible for undergraduate programs in Physics (B.Sc.) and offers thesis-based M.Sc. and Ph.D. graduate programs.

The University of Lethbridge (uLethbridge) is a comprehensive and research-intensive university founded on the principles of liberal education, where inspired scholars integrate research and creative activity with teaching. Our University’s Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone. Founded in 1967 on traditional Blackfoot land, it is a place where student engagement in learning, creative activities, and research takes place every day. With campuses in Lethbridge and Calgary, uLethbridge offers more than 150 undergraduate and 60 graduate programs to more than 8,900 students in the faculties of Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, the Schools of Liberal Education and Graduate Studies, and the Dhillon School of Business. The department of Physics and Astronomy is located on the Lethbridge campus. For more information about the University please visit our website.

All applications must be submitted online, and should include a letter of application, a detailed curriculum vitae, a research proposal and/or detailed research plan (five-page NSERC Discovery Grant style preferred), sample publications, teaching philosophy, information on courses previously taught, and contact information for three referees who are academics in the field. Referees will be contacted directly, with information on how to submit their reference letters. Please ensure that your referees are prepared to submit their letters immediately upon request. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but consideration of complete files will commence on June 1, 2022. For details on how to submit your application, please visit our Human Resources website at https://uleth.peopleadmin.ca and choose this position under the Academic postings option.

For enquiries about the position, please contact Ken Vos, Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at k.vos@uleth.ca

The University of Lethbridge recognizes that diversity enriches our campus and our community and is fundamental to excellence in teaching, learning, and research. The university as a whole embraces equity as a core value to be truly inclusive of the communities of which we are a part, and this requires ongoing intentional and systemic action. Through recruitment and support of individuals who further enhance our diversity, the University strives to create a diverse and inclusive community where students, faculty and staff feel welcome, are treated equitably, and can thrive.

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their applications the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.
The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at human.resources@uleth.ca so that accommodations can be put in place to support you. All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential. Only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.
We invite applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.