The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Canada Research Tier II Chair (http://www.chairs.gc.ca/) in the field of planetary astronomy.
In this area, the Department of Physics and Astronomy has expertise in solar system dynamics, small-body observations, transit studies of extrasolar planets, and studies of planets in globular clusters; associated research on planetary magnetic fields and internal structure is performed in the UBC Earth and Ocean Sciences Department. Candidates are sought whose research addresses issues related to the formation, evolution, and characterization of planets and planetary systems beyond the Earth.
Applicants must have a PhD Degree or equivalent, relevant postdoctoral experience, an outstanding research record and a strong interest in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level in the department of Physics and Astronomy. The successful candidate will be appointed at the level of assistant professor, but a higher rank may be considered for applicants with exceptional qualifications and experience. Responsibilities of the position include establishing and conducting an internationally competitive and externally funded research program, effectively teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervising graduate students, and participating on service committees for the department, university, and academic/scientific community.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.
The University is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Canada Research Chairs are open to individuals of any nationality; offers will be made in accordance with Canada Immigration requirements associated with the Canada Research Chairs Program.
Applicants are urged to submit online applications at: https://secure.physics.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/Jobs/Apply. (please accept security certificate). A CV, publications list, a statement of research interests, and a summary of teaching interests and experience are required. Three letters of reference should be arranged to be directly submitted, preferably electronically, to jobs=At=phas.ubc.ca by the deadline.
The deadline for receipt of applications is November 6, 2012, with an expected start date of July 2013. Information on the Department of Physics and Astronomy is available on the web.