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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Experimental Materials Physics
Brock University

Date Posted Mar. 31, 2022
Title Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Experimental Materials Physics
University Brock University
St. Catharines, ON, Canada
Department Physics
Application Deadline Apr. 30, 2022
Position Start Date Jan. 1, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Physics - General

About Brock University

The Brock University experience is second to none in Canada. The only Canadian university situated in the Niagara Region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With over 18,000 students and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences.

Our Geography

Brock University’s main campus is situated on land which is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live in work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Agreement. The main campus is also located atop the Niagara Escarpment, within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, overlooking the City of St. Catharines, in the heart of Niagara’s wine country. The Niagara Region is dotted with landmarks that recognize Canada’s history and features breathtaking natural beauty and world-famous attractions. St. Catharines is home to vibrant arts and entertainment venues, and is a short drive from Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Buffalo, New York. With one of the warmest climates in Canada, the region offers clean and safe communities, and is an exceptional location to call home.

What we Offer

Brock University offers competitive salary and benefits and ample support for research and sabbaticals. Research resources include conference support, start-up funding, subscriptions to major databases and access to various research funding vehicles. For candidates considering relocation, moving expenses will be administered according to the Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

About the position

The Department of Physics at Brock University invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Experimental Materials Physics.
Applications from all areas of experimental Condensed Matter Physics are welcome, and preference will be given to candidates with research interests reinforcing the existing strengths of the Physics Department in the field of Quantum Materials and Materials Physics.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program, with a focus on the characterization of the kinds of advanced materials that impact areas such as sustainable energy, nanotechnology, information technology, or superconductors.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are especially looking to fill instructional needs for classes in the experimental characterization of materials at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels.

The successful candidate will contribute to the ongoing research and development of the department, including application for external research funding, supervision of graduate students, and fulfil service commitments to the Departments of Physics and the University.


Consideration will be given to candidates who hold a PhD in Physics, Engineering Physics, or a closely related field. The successful individual should have a proven track record of research excellence.


This position has a January 1, 2023, start date. Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, including a publications list, a statement of research interests, and a summary of teaching experience, all in electronic format (a single PDF document is preferred) via the Brock online application system. (Note: file maximum of 5MB per attachment upload.) The closing date for applications is 12:01am on April 30, 2022. Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of academic reference to be sent electronically to

Applications should be submitted electronically through the Brock Careers website at the following link:

Inquiries should be directed to Prof. Thad Harroun, Chair of Physics,

About the Department

The faculty of the Physics Department are engaged in experimental and theoretical research and dedicated to high-quality teaching, at both undergraduate and graduate level (the Department offers B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees). The Department’s shared research infrastructure includes such state-of-the-art equipment as X-Ray diffractometer, cryo-Raman spectrometer, SEM, PPMS, squid magnetometer and others. Brock is also a member of the Shared Hierarchical Academic Research Computing Network, the largest high-performance computing (HPC) consortium in Canada.

Our small-size classes, hands-on laboratories, and individual student undergraduate research projects provide our graduates with excellent problem-solving skills. We collaborate with physicists all over the world and are involved in the community at large.

More information about the Department of Physics can be found here:

About the Faculty
Since Brock’s earliest days, the Faculty of Mathematics and Science (FMS) has been a leader in building the academic reputation of the university. FMS’s tradition of hiring exceptional faculty members and mounting innovative undergraduate and graduate programs has greatly promoted Brock’s national and international impact. Faculty members are highly rated on all key measures of research impact such as holding critical positions on editorial boards of journals as well as tri-council and international grant selection committees.
Our strategic plan is to strengthen our base of fundamental research and academic excellence, support existing trans- and interdisciplinary research and teaching programs, and launch new innovative programs to take advantage of today’s opportunities. The Faculty supports 2666 talented students with 2429 undergraduates and 244 graduates (2019 data, and fosters a strong commitment to international student growth.

The faculty includes seven departments in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics, as well as two centres in Biotechnology and Neuroscience. A new Department of Engineering was launched in July 2021, with a novel integrated engineering approach to professional programs.

Our Commitment

Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. LGBTQ is an umbrella category and shall be read to include two-spirited people. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups can fill out the Self-Identification questions included in the questionnaire at the time of application.

Please note that Brock University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if they are working on campus and/or in-person with other employees, students or members of the public. As a condition of being hired, employees in these types of roles will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, or provide proof of a bona fide medical or Human Rights Code exemption.

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

We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy Please advise: to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. At this time, initial interviews will be conducted virtually.

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Contact Information

  • Courtney Lee
    Brock University
    1812 Sir Issac Brock Way
    St. Catharines, ON L2S3A1
  • 9056885550


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