Assistant Professor, Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics (University of Alberta)


The Department of Physics, University of Alberta (www.physics.ualberta.ca) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in theoretical condensed matter physics. We primarily seek candidates at the Assistant Professor level, but exceptional candidates at a more senior level will be considered. Applicants must possess a PhD in Physics, have established an exceptional research program, and be committed to excellence in teaching.  The successful candidate will be expected to build a strong research program, supervise graduate students and teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department of Physics has approximately 48 faculty with research interests in condensed matter physics, astrophysics, geophysics and subatomic physics.  Our condensed matter group is well equipped with labs for ultrafast laser spectroscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, low temperature physics, high temperature superconductivity, cavity optomechanics, single-molecule biophysics, and ultracold atoms. The National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT), located next door to the physics building, also houses a number of condensed matter and biophysics labs. Extensive infrastructure exists for high-performance computation, from PC clusters within the department to the Western Canada Research Grid (www.westgrid.ca).  Initiatives by the Governments of Alberta and Canada provide exceptional opportunities for additional funding to establish new research programs at the University of Alberta. For example, several of our professors hold Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF) Chairs.

A CV, list of publications, a statement of research interests, and a summary of teaching interests is required.

At least 3 confidential reference letters should be submitted electronically. Please ask referees to address their letters to:

The Selection Committee
Department of Physics
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2E1
Referees should email their letters directly:

To: Suzette Chan <suzette.chan@ualberta.ca>
Subject: CMP Theory Competition #A107827460D1

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The application deadline is November 15, 2016. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2017.