Tenure-track Faculty Position in Condensed Matter Theory

Perimeter Institute invites applications for a tenure track faculty position (equivalent to the level of assistant professor) in theoretical condensed matter physics. Exceptional candidates may also be considered for a tenured senior faculty position.

We welcome applications from outstanding individuals working on quantum condensed matter, highly entangled systems, quantum criticality, topological phases, non-equilibrium dynamics, synthetic quantum matter, and all related fields. These positions are part of a Quantum Matter Initiative at Perimeter – more information can be found here. The successful applicant will play a leading role in the growth of Perimeter's condensed matter theory efforts, and in integrating these activities with other related research areas such as quantum information, machine learning, and quantum fields.

Perimeter Institute is a leading global centre for fundamental research in theoretical physics. It is home to world class research efforts in condensed matter physics, cosmology, mathematical physics, quantum fields and strings, quantum foundations, quantum gravity, quantum information, and particle physics. The Institute offers an exceptional research environment and is currently staffed with 23 faculty and 20 associate faculty members, as well as 69 postdoctoral fellows, 46 Distinguished Visiting Research Chairs and 51 Visiting Fellows. The Institute’s very active visitor, seminar, conference, and workshop programs attract over 1,000 visitors each year. In particular, the condensed matter researchers can be found here.

The successful candidates will have a PhD in theoretical physics or a closely related field, postdoctoral experience, and will have demonstrated exceptional strength in independent research. Interested candidates should submit their application online, including their curriculum vitae, list of publications, and research statement. Perimeter welcomes colleagues with the experiences and competencies that can contribute to our principles of inclusion, equity, and diversity. Hence in the application, candidates should include a statement describing their experience and plans for creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion within their discipline. Candidates must also arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation submitted, following the instructions provided on the application page.

Consideration of applications will begin on December 15, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Perimeter Institute is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Applicants who require special accommodation in order to complete their application/interview are encouraged to contact accessibility@perimeterinstitute.ca for assistance.