Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Research

Fellowship ID:PI-Research-2024PSI [#27385]
Fellowship Title: 2024 Perimeter Scholars International (PSI) 3 Year Fellowship
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Waterloo, Ontario N2L2Y5, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Astroparticle Physics, astrophysics, Astrophysics (astro-ph), Astrophysics Theory, Atomic Physics, Computational physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Condensed Matter Physics; Condensed Matter Theory; Computational Physics; X-ray Spectroscopy; Electronic Structure; Ultrafast Dynamics, Condensed Matter Theory, Cosmology, Dark Matter, Elementary Particle Physics, Elementary Particle Theory, GR-Cosmology (gr-qc), Gravitational Physics, Gravitational Theory, Gravitational Wave Sources, Gravity, Hadron Physics, Hadron Physics, String Theory, Mathematical Physics, Cosmology, Gravity, Theoretical Astrophysics, Experimental Astrophysics, Astroparticle Physics, Hard Condensed Matter Theory, hep, hep-lat, HEP-Lattice (hep-lat), hep-ph, HEP-Phenomenology (hep-ph), hep-th, HEP-Theory (hep-th), High energy density matter, High Energy Physics, High Energy Theory Group, High Performance Computing, HP-Theory, Machine Learning, Materials Science, Materials Sciences, materials theory;, Mathematical Physics, Neutrino physics, Nuclear & Particle Experiment, Nuclear & Particle Theory, Nuclear and Many-Body Theory, Nuclear and Particle Physics Software, Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Theory, Nuclear Theory (nucl-th), Nuclear Theory-QCD, Particle, Particle Astrophysics, particle phenomenology and astroparticle physics, Particle Physics, Particle/Cosmology Theory, Physics, Physics - Mathematical Physics, QCD, Quantum Computation, Quantum Computing, Quantum Condensed Matter Theory, Quantum Field Theory, quantum gravity, Quantum Hydrodynamics, Quantum Information Science, Quantum Optics and Quantum Science, Quantum Science, Quantum Science + Quantum Information Science + Quantum Optics + Theoretical Physics, Quantum Sensors, Soft Condensed Matter Theory, Soft Matter, Statistical physics, Stellar Astrophysics, String Theory, String Theory/Quantum Gravity/Field Theory, string-math, Strong field physics, theoretical astroparticle physics, Theoretical Astrophysics, theoretical atomic, Theoretical atomic physics, theoretical condensed matter physics, Theoretical high energy physics, theoretical nuclear, Theoretical Particle Physics, Theoretical Physics, Theoretical Soft Matter Physics, Theory of Particle Physics
Starting Date:2024/03/21
Appl Deadline:2024/04/20 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/03/21)

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Perimeter Institute is pleased to be seeking a PSI Fellow to join our Academic Staff in support of our education and training mandates for the 2024-2025 Academic year.  This position will be offered as a 3-year fellowship to commence August 2024, though exceptional candidates may be considered directly for permanent Teaching Faculty positions.  As the successful incumbent you will be called upon to provide outstanding support to all aspects of the programs offered by the Training Programs department.

Most notably, the Perimeter PSI Fellows provide support to our flagship Perimeter Scholars International master’s program (PSI). As part of this support, fellows will typically give lectures, or support lectures given by faculty, organize and supervise tutorials and manage homework.  Fellows may also have the opportunity to organize and deliver learning activities to students in other aspects of the department, including the PhD program, the PSI Start program, and the PSI Bridge program, and any other future initiatives and programs which might be developed. Fellows are involved in the admissions process for both the PSI and PSI Start programs, and other administrative duties as needed. Fellows interact on an ongoing basis with students in individual and group study and assist in the evaluations of students.  For more information about the Perimeters Scholars International program, please visit PSI program.

PSI fellows are also encouraged to actively engage in research while at PI in their field(s) of interest. Monetary support in the form of an annual research fund will be provided and active participation in ongoing research related activities at PI will be encouraged.

Applicants should hold a PhD in theoretical physics, mathematical physics, or a related area, have the ability to master the material taught in the courses, and have demonstrated aptitude and enthusiasm for teaching physics while ideally still carrying an active presence in the broader research community. The position is open to candidates in any research area, but preference will be given to candidates with expertise in mathematical physics.

Applicants are requested to complete a short general information form and submit a curriculum vitae and a list of publications. Additionally, please include a statement describing your interest and experience in teaching, as well as an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) statement describing your experiences and plans for creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion within your learning activities and within the Perimeter community.

If you are pre-selected based on your application, you will be contacted by our search committee to request at least 3 letters of reference on your teaching and research ability, which will be added to your application.

The salary will be commensurate with related experience and reflect any exceptional competencies. We welcome all applicants to apply by April 20, 2024.  However, applications will be considered until the position has been filled. 

Perimeter Institute is committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Applicants who require special accommodation in order to complete their application/interview are encouraged to contact for assistance

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