This is a tenure-track position in Experimental Quantum Materials and Technologies at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics. Duties include research, teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and service to the institution.
We are seeking a candidate with a specialization in subfields including but not limited to: experimental research (growth, nanofabrication, electron transport, optical spectroscopy, photonics, etc.) in novel quantum materials, systems, and devices towards applications in quantum sensing, quantum communications, and other quantum technologies. The selected candidate will be expected to develop a strong independent research program, supervise graduate students, secure significant external funding, and establish collaborations with members of the Department of Physics, as well as with external partners.
We offer a truly collaborative, multidisciplinary, and diverse academic environment, including extensive state-of-the-art research facilities in nanomaterials research. Concordia is located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada which is a highly sought-after destination by students at all levels. Both the university and our governments offer many programs to promote a productive and enjoyable work-life balance throughout various career stages.
Concordia University is strongly committed to achieving equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the institution and recognizes the value of achieving inclusive excellence in both teaching and research contexts.
Qualifications and assets
Qualified candidates will have a PhD in physics or a closely related field and have relevant postdoctoral experience at the start date of the appointment.
The main criteria for selection are scholarly and teaching excellence and a demonstrated commitment to supporting our department’s equitable and inclusive learning environments. We are firmly committed to the principle of inclusive excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We seek a candidate with a peer-reviewed publication record showing creativity, impact, and productivity in their field of research taking into full consideration leaves and special situations. Teaching experience and student supervision is an asset. The department values diversity among its faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. The language of instruction at Concordia is English, but a working knowledge of French is an asset. A strong track record towards promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in science and/or engineering is a substantive asset.
How to apply
All applications and letters of reference must be submitted electronically (directly) via the site AcademicJobsOnline.org at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19539. Applications must consist of: a cover letter (that states if the candidate is, or is not, a Canadian permanent resident or citizen); a current curriculum vitae (including a description of any career interruption(s) and impact(s) thereof); copies of three (3) representative publications; a five (5) page outline of the proposed research program; a one page statement outlining their perspective on and experience with diversity and inclusion in student training; as well as a brief statement of teaching philosophy/interests (if available, attach any teaching evaluations). Candidates must also arrange to have three (3) letters of reference submitted by the referees themselves.
Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Chair of the Department of Physics, Dr. Valter Zazubovits ([email protected]). Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position at the rank of Assistant Professor; appointments at the rank of Associate Professor may be considered based on previous experience. The expected start date for this position is August 1, 2022, and applications should be received by December 1, 2021, for full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next?Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.
These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:
- teaching about underrepresented populations
- mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
- committee work
- offering or organizing educational programming
- participation in training and workshops
All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.
Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at [email protected] or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.