University of Alberta, Department of Physics

Position ID:UAlberta-Physics-CMPT [#14740, A107840045]
Position Title: Assistant Professor (Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics)
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E1, Canada [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Condensed Matter Theory
Appl Deadline:2019/11/06 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/09/20, finished 2020/05/10, listed until 2019/11/06)
Position Description:    

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Competition No. - A107840045
Closing Date - Nov 15, 2019

The Department of Physics, University of Alberta ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in theoretical condensed matter physics. We primarily seek candidates at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants must possess a PhD in Physics, have a strong record of research in theoretical condensed matter physics, and be committed to excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to build a strong research program, secure external funding, supervise graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  

The Department of Physics has 49 faculty members with research interests in condensed matter physics, astrophysics and cosmology, biophysics, geophysics, and subatomic physics. Experimental condensed matter research at the University of Alberta is supported by world-class facilities, and extensive infrastructure for high-performance computing is provided by the Western Canada Research Grid ( in addition to local resources. Initiatives by the Governments of Alberta and Canada provide exceptional opportunities for additional funding to establish new research programs at the University of Alberta. The successful candidate may be considered for nomination as a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair, if a slot is available.  

A cover letter, CV, list of publications, statement of research interests, and summary of teaching interests are required. 

At least 3 confidential reference letters should be submitted electronically. The address block on the letter should read: 
The Selection Committee 
Department of Physics 
University of Alberta 
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2E1 

Please ask referees to email their letters directly:
To: Suzette Chan 
Subject: CMP Theory Competition #A107840045 

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application. 

The application deadline is November 15, 2019. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2020.

How to Apply
Combine your cover letter, CV, list of publications, statement of research interests, and summary of teaching interests into a single .pdf file and upload it to 

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Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight MST of the closing date. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. 

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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Contact: Suzette Chan, (780) 492-1052
Email: email
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Department of Physics
4-181 CCIS
University of Alberta
Edmonton AB T6G 2E1
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