CLOSED: Experimental Particle Astrophysics - Assistant Professor

Monday, January 23, 2017

Academic unit: Physics
Category of appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
Area of specialization: Experimental Particle Astrophysics
Rank/Position title: Assistant Professor
Start date: July 1, 2017
Closing date for applications: Applications will be reviewed starting February 28, 2017
About the position:
The Department of Physics invites applications from qualified candidates for a Tenure-track appointment in Experimental Particle Astrophysics beginning July 1, 2017.  We are seeking a candidate at the rank of Assistant Professor, but exceptional senior candidates will be considered.

We invite applications from outstanding scientists who have demonstrated research creativity and have the ability to attract excellent co-workers and students.  We seek a candidate with research expertise in experimental particle astrophysics who can work closely with the current members of our SNOLAB experimental particle astrophysics group. The Carleton group is developing an internationally recognized centre of expertise in the development and exploitation of cryogenic noble liquid detectors for dark matter and neutrinoless double beta decay.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop a world-class externally-funded research program as part of the Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre (CPARC, recently established by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, supervise students, and be committed to excellence in teaching.

The Carleton University Physics Department ( has a strong particle physics research program and includes significant roles and leadership of the DEAP-3600 dark matter search experiment at SNOLAB and the EXO experiment searching for neutrinoless double beta decay, the ATLAS collaboration at the LHC, and detector development for SNOLAB, ATLAS and the International Linear Collider experiments. Carleton has a strong theory group with interests in particle physics phenomenology, including electroweak and Beyond the Standard Model physics and particle astrophysics, with 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 experimental particle astrophysics. The successful candidate must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and possess a strong commitment to research, as reflected in their publication record. The successful candidate will have the ability to develop an externally-funded, high quality research program; will be committed to effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level; and will contribute effectively to the academic life of the Department.
Application instructions:
Applications will be reviewed starting February 28, 2017 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

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

For further information on the position please see or contact: Professor Alain Bellerive, Chair, Department of Physics, Carleton University, tel. (613) 520-7537, email physchairatphysics [dot] carleton [dot] ca.
About Carleton University:
Join our intellectual and collaborative community of scholars. Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a nationally and internationally reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 28,000 students, 850 academic faculty, and 2,000 staff and more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking enabling minds to connect, discover and generate transformative knowledge. Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s capital city has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country. To learn more about our University and the City of Ottawa, please visit 

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; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair of the Search Committee as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner. 

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