Tenure Track Positions in Physics
- Ryerson UNiversity
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Job Category
- Education - College/University
- Job Type
Located in downtown Toronto, Ryerson University is a distinctly urban, culturally diverse teaching and research institution offering more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs, distinguished by a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, to over 45,000 students. Ryerson is known for its culture of entrepreneurship and innovation and is recognized as a city builder, as it continues its growth through award-winning architecture and expansion of its campus.
The Department of Physics (www.physics.ryerson.ca) in the Faculty of Science at Ryerson University (www.ryerson.ca) is pleased to invite applications for two (2) full-time tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor rank in the field of Physics of Complex Systems in areas such as, but not restricted to, Complex Networks and Computational Statistical Physics. These positions are an integral part of the Department’s Strategic Plan, calling for the development of a new line of research on the Physics of Complex Systems, in addition to the current focus in Medical and Biomedical Physics. The expectation is to create a world-class research and graduate studies group that will parallel the exceptional level of excellence in our Department and be a source of renewed creativity in this exciting field of study. The appointment shall be effective July 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval.
The Department of Physics consists of 16 faculty members, 8 staff, 5 postdoctoral fellows and 51 graduate students. The Department offers undergraduate (B.Sc.) and graduate (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) programs. Our faculty prides itself on the quality, breadth and depth of its research. We are committed to excellence in teaching, including the application and research of Novel Physics Education techniques. As such, we are interested in candidates that will contribute to our existing research and teaching strengths by bringing innovative and diverse perspectives and experiences to the work.
The successful candidates will engage in a combination of teaching, research and service duties. The candidates will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research programs that are externally funded and generate cutting-edge, high quality research in the field of Physics of Complex Systems.
The candidates will contribute to our undergraduate and graduate programs through teaching, mentoring and supervision of students. In particular, the candidates will be instrumental in the addition of the new field on the Physics of Complex Systems to the existing graduate program at Ryerson University. The candidates will engage in maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities.
Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field.
The successful candidate must present strong emerging scholarly research that is active, innovative and impactful resulting in achievements such as peer reviewed publications, book chapters, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades.
Potential for excellence in teaching must be provided through a teaching philosophy statement, teaching accomplishments, experience with course/curriculum review/development, excellent pedagogical practice, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations as appropriate. Evidence of strong communication skills and the potential to supervise undergraduate and graduate students are critical criteria for the successful candidate.
Strong endorsements/recommendations by referees of top international stature will be critical for these positions.
Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly research or creative activities, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population. Also, the candidates must demonstrate their ability to contribute to the life of the Department and the University through collegial service.
Equity at Ryerson
At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.
Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016 and 2017. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit www.ryerson.ca, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonEDI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.
How to Apply: Applicants should submit their application to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15, 2019. The application must contain the following:
- A letter of interest and curriculum vitae.
- A detailed research plan of no more than 5 pages.
- A teaching dossier and results of teaching evaluations
Three letters of reference from colleagues or collaborators must be submitted by the referees directly to email@example.com. Names of further references may be requested at a later stage in the selection process.
In order for the University to comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, candidates must indicate in their application if they are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident by including one of the following statements in reference to their status: “I am a permanent resident or citizen of Canada” OR “I am not a permanent resident or citizen of Canada”. Candidates are not required to specify their country of origin or citizenship in their application.
Any confidential inquiries can be directed to the hiring committee Chair, Dr. Yuan Xu, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin after February 15, 2019. We thank applicants in advance for their applications; however only applicants under consideration will be contacted about their candidacy. Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at email@example.com.
This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) and relevant information can be found as follows:
RFA Website: www.rfanet.ca.
RFA Collective Agreement: https://www.ryerson.ca/content/dam/faculty-affairs/rfa-collective-agreement/RFA_CA_2015_to _2018.pdf
RFA Benefits: https://www.ryerson.ca/hr/employee-resources/rfa/full-time-LTF/benefits/