Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Theoretical Physics
Home Faculty: Science
Home Department/Area/Division: Physics and Astronomy
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2019

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at York University in Toronto, Canada invites applications for a professorial stream tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Theoretical Physics, to commence July 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Applicants should be theorists with an ongoing program of research in one or more of the following areas: elementary particle physics, astro-particle physics, and/or cosmology.

York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students with 7,000 faculty and administrative staff. York's location in the greater Toronto area facilitates opportunities for interaction with many nearby universities and research institutes. York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, York students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at York has strong research groups in high energy physics, astronomy/astrophysics, atomic/molecular/optical physics (including laser physics), and biophysics. Faculty regularly engage and collaborate with researchers at CERN, the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, Fermilab, the Fields Institute, the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, J-PARC, and TRIUMF. Candidates' research should complement the Department's existing theoretical research (e.g., early universe, QCD, astro-particle, or BSM physics), experimental high energy physics programs (e.g. ATLAS, T2K, DUNE), or observational efforts (e.g., optical, IR, radio, CMB). Further information about the Department and the University can be found at .

Applicants must have a PhD in Physics or a related discipline along with relevant postdoctoral experience and be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, supervise graduate students, foster research linkages within and beyond York, and play an active role in widely promoting York's endeavours in research and education. Candidates must show excellence or promise of excellence in the teaching of physics at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology-enhanced learning is an asset.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: . Please select the 'Affirmative Action' tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.

All application materials should be submitted electronically through . Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a two-page summary of key research contributions and outline of research plans, a one-page statement about teaching interests, the Citizenship form and, if applicable, the AA form. Furthermore, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted electronically on their behalf.

To guarantee full consideration, applications should be received before November 20, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. Any queries about the position should be directed to Professor Randy Lewis at


Posting End Date: November 20, 2018