2023 Perimeter Scholars International Fellowship

Job type: Academic Staff

Perimeter Institute is pleased to be seeking a PSI Fellow to join our Academic Staff in support of our education and training mandates for the 2023-2024 Academic year. This position will be offered as a 3-year fellowship to commence August 2023, though exceptional candidates may be considered directly for permanent Teaching Faculty positions.  As the successful incumbent you will be called upon to provide outstanding support to all aspects of the programs offered by Perimeter's Academic Programs department. 

Most notably, Perimeter PSI Fellows provide support to our flagship Perimeter Scholars International (PSI) master’s program. As part of this support, fellows will typically give lectures, or support lectures given by faculty, organize and supervise tutorials and manage homework. Fellows may also have the opportunity to organize and deliver learning activities to students in other aspects of the department, including the PhD program, the PSI Start and PSI Bridge programs, and any other future initiatives and programs which might be developed.  Fellows are involved in the admissions process for both the PSI, PSI Start, and PSI Bridge programs, and other administrative duties as needed. Fellows interact on an ongoing basis with students in individual and group study and assist in the evaluations of students. For more information about Perimeter Institute's training programs please visit https://perimeterinstitute.ca/training

PSI fellows are also encouraged to actively engage in research while at Perimeter in their field(s) of interest. Monetary support in the form of an annual research fund will be provided and active participation in ongoing research related activities at Perimeter will be encouraged. 

Applicants should hold a PhD in theoretical physics, have the ability to master the material taught in the courses, and have demonstrated aptitude and enthusiasm for teaching physics while ideally still carrying an active presence in the broader research community. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, however, special consideration will be given to applicants with a research focus in either Strong Gravity, Cosmology or Quantum Fields and Strings. 

Applicants are requested to complete a short general information form and submit a curriculum vitae and a list of publications. Additionally, please include a research statement and a statement describing your interest and experience in teaching, as well as an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) statement describing your experiences and plans for creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion within your learning activities and within the Perimeter community. 

If you are pre-selected based on your application, you will be contacted by our search committee to request at least 3 letters of reference on your teaching and research ability, which will be added to your application. 

The salary will be commensurate with related experience and reflect any exceptional competencies. We welcome all applicants to apply by March 26, 2023. However, applications will be considered until the position has been filled. 

Perimeter Institute is committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 

Applicants who require special accommodation in order to complete their application/interview are encouraged to contact [email protected] for assistance.