Postdoctoral Positions at Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics invites applications for postdoctoral positions from new and recent Ph.D.s working in fundamental theoretical physics. Our areas of strength include classical gravity, condensed matter theory, cosmology, particle physics, mathematical physics, quantum fields and strings, quantum foundations, quantum information, and quantum gravity. We also encourage applications from scientists whose work falls in more than one of these categories. Our postdoctoral positions are normally for a period of three years. Outstanding candidates may also be considered for a senior postdoctoral position with a five-year term.

Perimeter Institute offers a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment with maximum research freedom and opportunity to collaborate within and across fields. Our postdoctoral positions are intended for highly original and intellectually adventurous young theorists. Perimeter offers comprehensive support including a generous research and travel fund, opportunities to invite visiting collaborators, and help in organizing workshops and conferences. A unique mentoring system gives early-career scientists the feedback and support they need to flourish as independent researchers.

The Institute offers an exceptional research environment and is currently staffed with 40 full-time and part-time faculty members, 42 Distinguished Visiting Research Chairs, 55 Postdoctoral Researchers, 47 Graduate Students, and 28 exceptional master’s-level students participating in Perimeter Scholars International. Perimeter also hosts hundreds of visitors and conference participants throughout the academic year.

We welcome all candidates to apply by November 15, 2015, however applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

Applicants must submit: curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a list of publications, and arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent on their behalf. Applications (including recommendation letters) must be submitted through Perimeter Institute’s online application form.

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

Two Joint Faculty Positions in Theoretical Physics at University of Guelph and Perimeter Institute

The Department of Physics at the University of Guelph and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics invite applications for two joint positions at the Assistant Professor level in theoretical physics. These are tenure-track faculty positions at Guelph, combined with an Associate Membership at Perimeter Institute. We are looking for candidates who will integrate with our efforts and reinforce our strengths in theoretical gravitational physics; we also welcome applications in all related areas including astrophysics, cosmology, and high energy physics. The successful candidates will be expected to spend time at both institutions, and will benefit from a reduction in teaching load.

The Department of Physics counts 15 faculty members and offers strong undergraduate and graduate programs to the Ph.D. level. Research areas include astrophysics and gravitation, biophysics and medical physics, condensed matter physics and material nanoscience, physics education, planetary surface exploration, and subatomic physics. More information is available on the Guelph website. Perimeter Institute is a leading global center for fundamental research in theoretical physics. The Institute offers an exceptional research environment and is currently staffed with 23 faculty and 14 associate faculty members. It currently has strong research efforts in condensed matter physics, cosmology, mathematical physics, quantum fields and strings, quantum foundations, quantum gravity, quantum information and particle physics. More information about Perimeter Institute is available online.

The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in theoretical physics or a closely related field, postdoctoral experience, and will have demonstrated exceptional strength in independent research. The candidates will also have a proven ability or demonstrated potential for teaching.

To apply, electronic (PDF) versions of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, publications list, and at least three letters of recommendations must be submitted to the website.

Further information about the search can be obtained from Paul Garrett, Chair, Department of Physics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1. Consideration of applications will begin on December 1, 2015 however, applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. The University of Guelph and Perimeter Institute are committed to an Employment Equity Program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff. We therefore particularly encourage applications from qualified aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities and women. The appointment is subject to final budgetary approval.