Associate Faculty Position in Theoretical Physics, Department of Applied Mathematics, the University of Western Ontario and Associate Member, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

The Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Western Ontario and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics invite applications for a joint appointment in the area of theoretical physics (broadly defined). This is a tenure-track faculty position at UWO, in combination with Associate Membership at Perimeter Institute. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience; exceptional senior applicants may also be considered.

Areas of interest to the Department and Perimeter Institute include astrophysics, cosmology, condensed matter theory, gravitational physics, and particle physics.

An important goal for this position is to further integrate the research activities of Perimeter and UWO, and it is therefore paramount that the candidate fit well with the cultures of both organizations. Presently, one UWO faculty member is a Perimeter Associate in string theory, and three faculty members in other research areas have Affiliate status. Faculty with joint appointments are expected to spend significant amounts of time in both locations, and will have a suitably reduced teaching load.

Information about the Applied Mathematics Department at UWO can be found at

Information about the Perimeter Institute is available at

The consideration of applications will begin on March 12, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. For additional information contact Prof. Alex Buchel, Search Committee Chair at abuchel[at]

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a research plan and a statement on teaching, and arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent on their behalf. Applications (including recommendation letters) must be submitted through Perimeter Institute's online application form. A curriculum vitae should also be emailed to Dr. David Jeffrey, Professor and Chair, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Western Ontario, at djeffrey[at]

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.


Application Checklist

Complete the online application, making sure to include the following (postscript, PDF, MS Word, or text files only):

  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Names and Addresses of at least 3 References



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