University of Calgary, Mathematics & Statistics

Position ID: 1188-APMP [#15637, 20043]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Mathematical Physics, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada [map]
Subject Area: Mathematical Physics
Application Deadline: 2020/03/16help popup** (posted 2020/02/06, listed until 2020/03/16)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Position Description

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Calgary invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date commencing on or after July 1, 2020.  

We are particularly interested in applicants who would strengthen our activities in the area of quantum information.

The University of Calgary is renowned for its strength across a wide spectrum of quantum science research activities, and the Faculty of Science’s Institute for Quantum Science and Technology (  provides a focus for these activities. Information on research areas in the Department can be found at

The successful candidate will have a PhD in mathematics or equivalent, a research interest in mathematical physics and a commitment to high-quality teaching and supervision at the undergraduate and graduate level. A proven record of research excellence commensurate with their stage of career development, and demonstrated potential for attracting and sustaining peer-reviewed external funding, are also required. 

How to apply

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the website. Applications must include the following:

  • a cover letter containing a description of why this position is of interest to the candidate (for immigration purposes, please also indicate if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada)
  • a description of past, current and future research
  • a concise statement of teaching philosophy and focus (1 page)
  • a curriculum vitae 
  • names and contact information for three references.

Three letters of reference, at least one of which addresses teaching, will be required for shortlisted candidates. These letters may be uploaded onto the site, or sent directly by the references to:

Dr. Antony Ware, Head, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive
Calgary, AB  T2N 1N4

Questions may be addressed to the Search Committee by emailing

Only applications received by March 16, 2020 will be guaranteed full consideration.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.

About the Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science has been catalyzing change and inspiring discovery, creativity, and innovation for over 50 years. Our strategic direction integrates current and emerging strengths with areas targeted for future growth and investment. Our strategic priorities, goals, and values guide our mission to advance research, scholarship, and innovation, create authentic learning experiences, and inspire careers of the future. We fuel transformational change, and build a strong community through teaching, learning, research, scholarship, and collaborative partnerships. We do this work to generate curiosity-driven discovery and contribute solutions to society's grand challenges. For more information, visit

We thrive in the dynamic context of the University of Calgary, one of Canada’s most youthful and innovative universities. We are a bold and ambitious research university, grounded in innovative learning and teaching, fully engaged in Calgary’s entrepreneurial spirit.


About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB, Canada
T2N 1N4

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