Ryerson University Victoria Street, Toronto, ON, Canada
Nov 07, 2019Full time
Tenure Track Position in Complex Systems Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University , is on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples and is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, scholarly research and creative activities. 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. Dedicated to a people first culture, Ryerson is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for every year since 2015. To learn more about our work environment, please visit us on Twitter: @RyersonU , @RyersonHR and @RyersonECI and our LinkedIn company page . We invite you to explore employment at Ryerson . Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead at firstname.lastname@example.org . The Opportunity The Department of Physics in the Faculty of Science at Ryerson University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Complex Systems. This position is an integral part of the Department’s Strategic Plan to create a world-class graduate research program in this exciting field, to parallel the department’s long-standing strength in Medical Physics. In executing this plan, the successful applicant will join the present core of three faculty members in the field of Complex Systems. As such, we invite applicants with complementary expertise in relevant areas of complex systems, such as dynamical systems, network science, and statistical physics, with a special eye toward interdisciplinary applications. The appointment shall be effective July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval. The Department of Physics consists of 17 faculty members, 8 staff, 9 postdoctoral fellows and 58 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 in a Department recognized among the top in Canada in the areas of Medical Physics and Complex Systems. We are also committed to excellence in teaching, including the application and research of novel physics education pedagogies. We seek a candidate that will augment our existing research and teaching strengths, bringing innovative and diverse perspectives and experiences. This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) ( www.rfanet.ca ). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of RFA benefits can be found here . Responsibilities The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research and service duties, maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities. Responsibilities will include: pursuing an innovative and independent research program that is externally funded and generates cutting-edge, high quality research in complex systems; contributing to our undergraduate and graduate programs through teaching, mentoring and supervision of students; contributing to the development of curricula and course design for the field of Physics of Complex Systems in our graduate program; and engaging in the life of the Department, Faculty and University through service activities.