Assistant Professor in Theoretical Particle Physics 2015 - CLOSED

Monday, October 6, 2014


Department of Physics (Theoretical Particle Physics) - Assistant Professor (Applications will be reviewed starting on November 1, 2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled)

The Department of Physics invites applications from qualified candidates for a Tenure-track appointment in Theoretical 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.  We seek a candidate with research expertise in particle physics phenomenology and/or astroparticle physics who can work closely with the current members of our theoretical particle physics group. 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. 

The Physics Department of Carleton University has a strong particle physics research program. The Carleton Theory group consists of Profs. Bruce Campbell, Thomas Gregoire, Stephen Godfrey and Heather Logan. The Carleton theory group's interests are primarily in particle physics phenomenology, including electroweak and Beyond the Standard Model physics and in particle astrophysics. 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. 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. 

Applicants for this position must possess a Ph.D. and have established an excellent track record in theoretical 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.

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

Please note that applications will be reviewed starting on November 1, 2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

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.