Following two decades of rapid growth, Perimeter Institute is conducting a global search for a Deputy Director to lead the development, strategy, logistics, and execution for a broad range of scientific programs at the Institute. This is a unique opportunity to play a critical role in the continued growth of one of the world’s leading centers in theoretical physics during the most exciting period in decades for fundamental physics. Key to the incumbent’s success will be an ability to imagine new approaches and capitalize on new opportunities in the post-pandemic world to further Perimeter’s research mission and continue building upon already successful programs.
Reporting to Perimeter Institute’s Director, Rob Myers and working closely with the Faculty Chair and the Chief Operating Officer, this administrative appointment offers possible opportunities to maintain a research program as time permits. Initially appointed for a 3 to 5 year term, continued excellent performance may result in renewals for additional terms.
The Deputy Director is actively engaged in the development, management, strategy and logistics, budgeting, contracting, policies, and assessment – including but not limited to the following:
The Deputy Director will also assist the Director with various administrative tasks requiring a strong knowledge and understanding of research such as:
Working closely with the Director of Academic programs, the Deputy Director will ensure the development, management, strategy, planning, logistics, budgeting, execution and assessment of:
Additional duties of the Deputy Director will require engagement at all levels of the institute and include, but not be limited to:
The Deputy Director will be comfortable working in a nimble, dynamic, and highly collaborative organizational structure, able to rely on previous academic leadership and honed management experience.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV, cover letter explaining qualifications and motivation along with the names and contact details for three references. Should you require support in coordinating a leave of absence from your current institute please describe your requirements in your cover letter. Apply Here
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility are essential to academic excellence. Perimeter is seeking candidates whose experience, research and teaching embody our commitment to these core values. We kindly ask all candidates to include a statement discussing past, current and planned contributions towards equity and diversity, inclusion, and accessibility principles. Topics to include: leadership best practices, inclusive recruitment strategies, research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented groups, development of inclusive pedagogies, public engagement activities that reach out to marginalized communities, and mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.
Perimeter Institute is committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence.
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