Faculty Position in Theoretical Physics of Complex Systems

University of Ottawa Department of Physics

The Department of Physics of the University of Ottawa seeks to fill a tenure-track position in theoretical physics of complex systems.  Theoretical neurophysics/artificial intelligence is the main target area for this search, but strong applicants working in complex systems more broadly applied to biological physics, condensed matter physics, photonics, statistical physics, and nonlinear dynamics will be considered.

Title of the position: Assistant level but exceptional candidates at higher academic levels are also encouraged to apply.

Duties: The functions of a member of the academic staff include, in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities pertaining to research and/or professional work; c) academic service activities, d) supervision of graduate students.

Terms: Tenure-track position.

Wage: As per collective agreement.

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package which includes long term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan, optional life insurance and paid leaves (including maternity, parental and academic leaves: https://hrdocrh.uottawa.ca/info/en-ca/apuo/index.html.

Location of work:  Department of Physics, University of Ottawa, STEM Complex, 150 Louis-Pasteur, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5.

Contact information: James Harden, Chair, Department of Physics, STEM Complex, 150 Louis-Pasteur, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, phychair@uottawa.ca .

Skills requirements:

  • Education: Ph.D. or equivalent in Physics.
  • Work experience:
    • Due to the bilingual nature of our major undergraduate program, the successful candidate will be required to teach in French within a year of the appointment. The candidate is expected to lead a vigorous research program, and to contribute to teaching in the major and honours BSc in Physics as well as at the graduate level. We expect a demonstrated interest in interacting with other theorists and experimentalists in the department as well as in the Centre for Neural Dynamics and the Brain and Mind Research Institute, the Centre for Research in Photonics, the Max Planck Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics, and/or the Centre for Advanced Materials Research.

Posting No.: 21016-SCI

Application deadline: April 30th, 2021.The application material consists of a CV, a two-page summary of research plans and a one-page teaching statement, along with the contact information for three referees. This should be emailed to Sophie Grimard (sgrimard@uottawa.ca), secretary to the Chair Prof. James Harden, by April 30th, 2021.

The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous persons, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application. Please take note of this posting number. This questionnaire can be found online.

According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada.

The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to proceed in the selection process, please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.

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