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Assistant Professor, Physics

Brock University

About Brock University

The Brock University experience is second to none in Canada. Located in the Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With over 19,000 students and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in six diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences.

Our Geography

Brock University’s main campus is situated atop the Niagara Escarpment, within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, overlooking the city of St. Catharines, in the heart of Niagara wine country. The Niagara region is dotted with landmarks that recognize our nation’s history and features breathtaking natural beauty and world-famous attractions. St. Catharines is home to vibrant arts and entertainment venues, and is a short drive from Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Buffalo, New York. With one of the warmest climates in Canada, clean and safe communities, and surprisingly affordable real estate, Niagara is an exceptional location to call home.

What We Offer

Brock University offers competitive salary and benefits, support for research, and sabbaticals. Research resources include; conference support, start-up funding, subscriptions to major databases and access to various research funding vehicles. For candidates considering relocation, moving expenses will be administered according to the Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

About the Faculty

Since Brock’s earliest days, the Faculty of Mathematics and Science (FMS) has been a leader in building the academic reputation of the university. FMS’s tradition of hiring exceptional faculty members and mounting innovative undergraduate and graduate programs has greatly promoted Brock’s national and international impact. Faculty members are highly rated on all key measures of research impact such as holding critical positions on editorial boards of journals as well as tri-council and international grant selection committees.

The Faculty supports 2666 talented students with 2429 undergraduates and 244 graduates. The Faculty also fosters a strong commitment to international student growth.

Our strategic plan is to strengthen our base of fundamental research and academic excellence, support existing trans- and interdisciplinary research and teaching programs, and launch new innovative programs to take advantage of today’s opportunities.

The faculty offers six departments in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics, as well as two centres in Biotechnology and Neuroscience. Notable programs at the M.Sc. and Ph.D. level in Theoretical Physics, Experimental Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science, and Biophysics are available in the Physics Department specifically.

About the Department

The faculty of the Physics Department are engaged in experimental and theoretical research and dedicated to high-quality teaching, at both undergraduate and graduate level (the Department offers B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees). Our small-size classes, hands-on laboratories, and individual student undergraduate research projects provide our graduates with excellent problem-solving skills. We collaborate with physicists all over the world and are involved in the community at large.
More information about the Department of Physics can be found here: http://www.physics.brocku.ca

About the position

The Department of Physics at Brock University invites applications for an Instructional Limited Term Appointment (ILTA) at the rank of Assistant Professor to teach Physics and Astronomy courses at the undergraduate level. This is a two-year appointment commencing August 1st, 2020. The primary focus of this position is on teaching introductory Astronomy and Physics courses, both online and face-to-face. The teaching load for this position is 8 half-credit courses or equivalent per academic year. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the pedagogical development of undergraduate Physics and Astronomy courses and fulfil service commitments to the program and the university.

Qualifications

Consideration will be given to candidates who hold a PhD in Physics or a closely related field. The successful individual should have a proven track record of teaching experience and excellence in postsecondary institutions, including experience with online teaching and course development.

Notes

Candidates should apply to:

https://brocku.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/brocku_careers/job/St-Catharines-Main-Campus/Instructional-Limited-Term-Appointment--ILTA--Assistant-Professor-Physics-and-Astronomy_JR-1005914

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching performance, all in electronic format (a single PDF document is preferred) via the online application system through the link above. (Note: file maximum of 5MB per attachment upload.) Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of academic reference to be sent electronically to physics.chair@brocku.ca.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Inquiries should be directed to Prof. Kirill Samokhin, Chair of Physics, physics.chair@brocku.ca.

Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups can fill out the Self-Identification questions included in the questionnaire at the time of application.

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

We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy https://brocku.ca/policies/wp-content/uploads/sites/94/Employment-Accommodation-Policy.pdf. Please advise: Talent Acquisition, talent@brocku.ca to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.