Assistant Professor in Particle Physics (TRIUMF) 2015 - CLOSED

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Department of Physics and TRIUMF (Particle Physics) – Assistant Professor (Closing Date: Applications will be Reviewed Starting August 1, 2014)

The Department of Physics, together with TRIUMF, Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track appointment in Particle Physics at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2015.

We invite applications from outstanding scientists who have demonstrated research creativity and have the ability to attract co-workers and students. In particular, we are looking for a candidate who has interest in working with our EXO research group and has relevant experience. Applicants must be committed to effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally-funded research program, supervise students, and develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. This position will initially be jointly funded by Carleton University and TRIUMF for a period of five years and thereafter the incumbent will, upon successful tenure review, move into a full tenure position at the Department of Physics at Carleton University. During the initial phase of the appointment the incumbent is expected to make contributions to the TRIUMF program and represent TRIUMF nationally and internationally.

The Department of Physics at Carleton and TRIUMF have strong particle physics research programs. The experimental program at Carleton includes significant roles in the ATLAS collaboration at the LHC, in SNOLAB, the double beta decay search EXO, and detector development for the LHC and International Linear Collider. The Carleton theory group’s interests are primarily in particle physics phenomenology, including electroweak and Beyond the Standard Model physics, in particle astrophysics and string theory.  There is a strong and mutually beneficial interaction between the theory and experimental groups. The Department  also has an active  medical physics research group with comprehensive links to Ottawa's medical physics community. TRIUMF’s research program spans from Nuclear and Particle Physics to Nuclear Medicine and Materials Science.

Applicants for this position must possess a Ph.D. and have established an excellent track record In particle physics.

For further information on the position please see or contact Professor Gerald Oakham, Chair, Dept. of Physics, tel (613) 520-7539, email physchairatphysics [dot] carleton [dot] ca. Applications will be reviewed starting August 1, 2014 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates should send a curriculum vitae and a statement of their research and teaching interests (preferably in one PDF file), and should arrange for letters from three referees to be sent to:

Joanne Martin, Administrator
Department of Physics, Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6, Canada
Tel: (613) 520-2600, x4320
E-mail: jmartinatphysics [dot] carleton [dot] ca

TRIUMF is Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics. Together with its partner AAPS, Inc., TRIUMF also seeks to commercialize its technologies for the benefit of all Canadians. Located on the south campus of the University of British Columbia, TRIUMF receives operating support from the Government of Canada through a contribution agreement via National Research Council Canada; and the Government of British Columbia provides capital for new buildings. TRIUMF is owned and operated as a joint venture by a consortium of the following Canadian universities: University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, Carleton University, University of Guelph, University of Manitoba, McGill University, McMaster University, Université de Montreal, University of Northern British Columbia, Queen's University, University of Regina, Saint Mary's University, Simon Fraser University, University of Toronto, University of Victoria, University of Winnipeg, and York University. For more information, please visit us at

Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution committed to developing solutions to real world problems by pushing the boundaries of knowledge and understanding daily.  Its internationally recognized faculty, staff, researchers, and librarians provide more than 27,000 full- and part-time students from every province and more than 100 countries around the world with academic opportunities in more than 65 programs of study. Carleton’s creative, interdisciplinary, and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative work in science and technology, business, governance, public policy, and the arts.

Minutes from downtown, Carleton University is located on a beautiful campus, bordered by the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal. With over 12 national museums and the spectacular Gatineau Park close by, there are many excellent recreational opportunities for individuals and families to enjoy. The City of Ottawa, with a population of almost one million, is Canada’s capital city and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country.

Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.  Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be requested to contact the Chair of the Search Committee as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made to accommodate requests in a timely manner.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  All positions are subject to budgetary approval.