University of British Columbia, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Position ID:UBC-Department of Physics and Astronomy-RAP [#26123, P000161984/P000161983]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Vancouver, British Columbia V6T1z1, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Applied Physics, astrophysics, Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, Biophysics, Biophysics/Soft Condensed Matter Theory, Gravitational Physics, Gravitational Theory, High Energy Theory, Medical Physics, Nuclear Physics, Quantum Computing
Astronomy / Astronomy and Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2023/11/30 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2023/10/11, updated 2023/10/07, listed until 2023/11/30)
Position Description:   URMs Remote  

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The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver invites applications from outstanding candidates for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in all fields of physics and astronomy, including (but not limited to) applied physics, astronomy, astrophysics, atomic molecular and optics physics, biophysics, condensed matter, gravitation, high energy or nuclear physics, medical physics and quantum information/quantum computing. We encourage applications from candidates across theory, observation, experiment and computation. The Department has a strong Engineering Physics program ( and applicants with a background suitable for contributing to this are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in a relevant field, an outstanding research record, and potential for excellence in teaching. The successful candidates will create independent, internationally recognized research programs that complement the existing strengths of the department. The successful candidates will also be expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate students and provide service within the Department, to the University and to the broader community. They will have a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, to create a welcoming community for all, particularly those who are historically, persistently or systemically marginalized.

The Physics and Astronomy Department is one of the largest and most scientifically diverse in Canada. Our over 60 faculty members and staff are committed to attracting and training outstanding students and conducting forefront research spanning many fields. UBC researchers have ready access to local facilities such as TRIUMF, the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute, BC Cancer and the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, and carry out research at international facilities, including SNOLAB, CERN, KEK and LIGO. UBC astronomers are involved in major observatories and space missions including ALMA, CHIME, CFHT, Euclid, GBT, Gemini, HST, JWST, and VLA. The Vancouver campus of UBC is situated on traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam). Additional information on the Department of Physics and Astronomy can be found at

Applications are to be submitted online. A CV, publications list, a statement of research interests, a summary of teaching interests and experience and a diversity statement are required. The diversity statement is a page describing your lived background experience (if comfortable), and your past experience and future plans regarding working with a diverse student body, and contributing to a culture of equity and inclusion. Additionally, candidates should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted to Academic Jobs Online.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. Inclusion is built by individual and institutional responsibility through continuous engagement with diversity to inspire people, ideas and actions for a better world. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuk or Indigenous person. In assessing applications, UBC recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., parental leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. These leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority, and members of historically marginalized groups will be given special consideration.

Also, within this hiring process we will make efforts to create an inclusive and equitable process for all candidates (including but not limited to people with disabilities). Confidential accommodations are available on request for applicants who are short-listed by contacting our HR Manager,

The preferred start date is Summer 2024. Closing date for applications is 30 November, 2023.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
email address
(604) 822-2802
325-6224 Agricultural Road
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z1