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Department of Physics, Queen's University

Tenure-Track Position in Experimental Engineering Physics

Canada-Ontario-Kingston

Queen's University1503088

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Queen's University is one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities. The Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy at Queen's University has 27 Faculty working in the areas of astronomy and astrophysics, condensed matter physics and optics, engineering and applied physics, and particle astrophysics. We are in the process of advertising for five positions in addition to this one and, as a result, will be significantly increasing our Faculty complement. We are located in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural, recreational, and creative opportunities.


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Tenure-Track Position in Experimental Engineering Physics

at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

The Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in experimental engineering physics, with a preferred starting date of September 1, 2017.

Queen's University is one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities. The Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy at Queen's University has 27 Faculty working in the areas of astronomy and astrophysics, condensed matter physics and optics, engineering and applied physics, and particle astrophysics. We are in the process of advertising for five positions in addition to this one and, as a result, will be significantly increasing our Faculty complement. We are located in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural, recreational, and creative opportunities.

The successful candidate for this position will be an experimentalist with a research program that complements the existing research activities of the Queen’s engineering physics, condensed matter and optics groups. These 11 Faculty members perform pure and applied research in: nanoscience, quantum and nonlinear optics, surface science, materials science, laser machining, organic and inorganic opto-electronic devices, spintronics, mesoscopic devices and low-temperature physics.  Faculty have ready access to major shared infrastructure at Queen's, most notably Nanofabrication Kingston (www.nanofabkingston.ca/), which provides researchers with access to leading-edge equipment, methodologies, and expertise for designing and prototyping microsystems and nanotechnologies.

Candidates must have a PhD completed at the start date of the appointment. Licensure as a Professional Engineer in Ontario, or eligibility to acquire licensure in Canada, is an essential requirement. The main criteria for selection are research excellence and demonstrated potential for teaching 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, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. The successful candidate should have strong connections to industry or exhibit the potential to develop such connections.  Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • a statement of research interests;
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,
  • Three letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Marc Dignam.

The first review of applications will begin on April 30, 2017 and will continue thereafter until a successful candidate is found.

Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically as PDFs to Dr. Marc Dignam, Head at 4mjb5@queensu.ca, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Dr. Marc Dignam, Head

The Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy

Stirling Hall, 64 Bader Lane

Queen’s University

Kingston, Ontario

CANADA K7L 3N6 

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs.  If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Melissa Balson in The Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy, at 4mjb5@queensu.ca.

Additional information about Queen’s University, which may be of interest to prospective faculty members, can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrecruitment.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement  and at http://www.qufa.ca.


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Department of Physics, Queen's UniversityMarc DignamDepartment Head4mjb5@queensu.cahttp://www.queensu.ca/physics/
Posting Date: 20-Mar-2017Engineering Permanent, Full-Time Open 101-Sep-2017
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