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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Theoretical High Energy Physics
McMaster University

Date Posted Dec. 4, 2018
Title Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Theoretical High Energy Physics
University McMaster University
Hamilton, ON, Canada
Department Physics & Astronomy
Application Deadline Feb. 3, 2019
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Physics - General

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at McMaster University and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical
Physics (PI) invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position with expertise in
theoretical high energy physics, to start July 1, 2019.

Candidates must have completed a PhD in a relevant discipline by the start date of the appointment, must
demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain a vibrant program of research excellence, and show the
potential for outstanding teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful
candidate will be an outstanding scientist with a record of research excellence in theoretical high energy
physics, very broadly defined; will excel in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level; and, is
expected to make substantive contributions through service to both institutions, as well as to the broader

The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level at McMaster and as an Associate Faculty member
at Perimeter Institute. (This includes research support from PI as well as a commensurate reduction in
teaching and service requirements at McMaster). Progressive policies are in place to assist faculty members
who become parents or are needed to care for family. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and

McMaster University is a globally renowned institution of higher learning and research, within which High
Energy Theory is a small but growing part. Physics & Astronomy presently consists of 25 faculty and
around 80 graduate students, with strengths in astrophysics, biophysics and condensed-matter physics.
More information about the Department can be found at:
Perimeter Institute is a rapidly growing independent centre for fundamental research in theoretical physics,
with an exceptional research environment. It is currently staffed with 24 full-time and 21 associate faculty
members, 53 Distinguished Visiting Research Chairs, 58 Postdoctoral Researchers, 88 graduate students,
including the Perimeter Scholar’s International program. In addition, Perimeter hosts hundreds of visitors and
conference participants throughout the academic year. For more information please visit the website at:

Complete applications must be made online at (Faculty Positions, Job
23379) to the attention of: Dr. Graeme Luke, Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy, McMaster
University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1.

A complete application consists of: a cover letter, a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications),
a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching
outlines and evaluations if available), a statement of their experience and plans for advancing equity,
diversity and inclusion in post-secondary education, community-based or other professional settings, and
three letters of reference which should be sent directly by your referees to

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

The application deadline is February 3, 2019, after which review of complete applications will begin.
However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

  • The diversity of our community and our workforce is integral to and at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research, teaching and service excellence, as well as our broader learning environment. To achieve this vision for inclusive excellence, McMaster and PI are committed to principles of equity and inclusion. McMaster and PI invite applications from all qualified candidates and particularly welcomes applications from self-identified Indigenous (First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities ("visible minorities"), persons with disabilities, women and LGBTQ+ persons of marginalized sexual orientation and gender identities.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Graeme Luke
    Physics & Astronomy
    McMaster University
    1280 Main Street W, ABB 241
    Hamilton, ON L8S4M1


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