Applications and nominations are invited for a new, tenured senior Distinguished Chair Position in Astrophysics. The search is focused on preeminent astrophysicists with an outstanding record and leadership quality, who will be selected based on the potential for a transformative and positive impact in areas of astrophysics, emphasizing black holes, gravitational waves and other probes of strong gravity. The successful candidate will hold the Research Chair for a period of ten years, with internal, donation-based research funding at an exceptional level, as announced here: http://tinyurl.com/uwdonation. Applications from observers, experimentalists, and theorists are welcomed. Demonstrated leadership, with a proven ability to manage large research funds and form a world-class research group, is especially desirable. Responsibilities will include the supervision of graduate students, as well as some teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We expect an effective date of appointment in late 2013. The Physics and Astronomy department is part of the Faculty of Science and has thriving groups in astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter, optics and quantum information, with strong links to the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Institute for Quantum Computing.
Candidates should submit electronically a curriculum vitae, an outline of research accomplishments, a research plan which addresses how the significant resources associated with this position might be used, and a statement of their teaching goals. The committee will start reviewing applications on February 1, 2013, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to Prof. Jeff Chen, Chair, Research Chair Search, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA, N2L 3G1; Tel: (519) 888-4567, Ext. 36831; E-mail: email@example.com.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities.