Assistant Professor in Quantum Materials-Based Devices

The Departments of Physics & Astronomy and Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver invite applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor motivated to develop applications of Quantum Materials. The successful candidate will be jointly appointed at the level of Assistant Professor in both departments, and will join UBC's Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute to develop an independent research program, which complements the existing strengths of the Institute by developing fundamentally new and potentially useful functionalities based on quantum materials. SBQMI has strong experimental and theoretical groups working on diverse materials, and is committed to attracting and training outstanding students and conducting forefront research that spans the field. Details can be found on the Institute website (

Applicants must have a Ph.D. Degree or equivalent in a relevant field and a track record or demonstrated potential for an outstanding research record and excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, internationally recognized research program, teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate students and provide service within the Departments, to the University and to the academic and broader community.

Applicants are urged to submit online applications. A CV, publications list, a statement of research interests, and a summary of teaching interests and experience are required. Candidates should arrange for three letters of reference to be directly submitted to UBC's strategic plan identifies inclusion as one of our key priorities. We welcome colleagues with the experiences and competencies that can contribute to our principles of inclusion, equity, and diversity throughout campus life. In your application, please include 2-3 sentences describing your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion on campus or within your discipline.

Information on the Department of Physics and Astronomy can be found at, and on the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the BC Human Rights Code including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

PLEASE NOTE: For reference letters, please ensure that competition # FAC-2018-03 is included in the email subject field.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Nov. 30, 2018. The expected start date is Summer 2019, but is negotiable.