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Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Faculty of Arts and Science

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to 19,000 full- and part-time students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the MacEwan Office of Teaching and Learning.

The Department of Physical Sciences in the Faculty of Arts and Science invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Physics and Astronomy at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1st, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval. The successful candidate will preferably be specialized in Astronomy or Astrophysics, however, other closely related disciplines will also be considered.

The candidate must demonstrate excellence, or clear promise of excellence, in teaching both junior and senior undergraduate level courses. The successful candidate will be expected to deliver the equivalent of six courses per year, as their regular teaching load, and actively participate in curriculum development. The ability to teach introductory courses in a wide range of Physics disciplines would be an asset.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong research program, involving undergraduate students, and build a broad external research network. The ability to attract external funding is desirable.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related relevant area of expertise, and have demonstrated a primary commitment to undergraduate teaching, student mentorship, and an ongoing research program involving undergraduate students.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including teaching philosophy, teaching interests, teaching experience and recent teaching evaluations), statement of research interests, sample of scholarly work, academic transcripts, along with the names and contact information of three professional referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the Department Chair to provide three (3) letters of reference sent directly from referees.

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to contact three professional referees and arrange to have them each submit a letter of reference. Please ensure you have done this in advance in case you are shortlisted.

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Dr. Evan Hackett, Chair, Department of Physical Sciences. Contact information available at: http://www.macewan.ca/wcm/SchoolsFaculties/ArtsScience/Programs/BachelorofScience/Disciplines/Physics/index.htm

How to Apply

Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting.

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-Time Tenure Track
Salary $66,788 per annum to $108,110 per annum
Closing Date A review of applications will begin December 2, 2019. This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
Competition No. 19.11.178
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