Department of Physics and Astronomy Faculty of Science University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Position #: 24117 / 24118 Position start date: October 1, 2018
The University of Manitoba invites applications or nominations for a full-time probationary tenure-track, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Medical Imaging Physics. The Government of Canada has established the CRC program to enable Canadian universities to foster world-class research excellence. Tier 2 CRCs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars. Candidates must have less than 10 years of experience as active researchers in their field of study at the time of nomination.
Imaging is an area of strategic importance to the University, and the Chair will play a key role in promoting interdisciplinary research at the interface of physics, computer science, mathematics, radiology, and engineering, within the Faculty and across the University. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Physics, Medical Physics, Engineering, or a related field and will have demonstrated the potential to become a leader in Medical Imaging Physics with interest in developing tools and techniques that will have global impact.
The successful candidate will have a track record of high-quality scholarly research leading to peer assessed publications; will either have, or demonstrate the potential to establish, an independent, innovative, scholarly, externally fundable research program; will have demonstrated strength in or strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions; and will exhibit evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative environment. Duties will include undergraduate teaching, graduate teaching and supervision, research, including the establishment of an externally funded research program, and service-related activities.
The CRC in Medical Imaging physics will be based in the Department of Physics and Astronomy which is housed within the Faculty of Science http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/science/, with close ties to the Department of Radiology. The Department of Physics and Astronomy has an active accredited graduate program offering degrees at both the M.Sc. and Ph.D. level. Research facilities include microwave imaging systems, clinical and animal MR, CT, PET, as well as EPID systems and access to the Canadian Light Source in Saskatoon. Information on the activities of the Medical Physics program at the University of Manitoba can be obtained from Robert Stamps at Robert.Stamps@umanitoba.ca. More details about current research strengths and infrastructure can be found at www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/science.
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents and members of the above noted groups will be given priority.
Winnipeg is the largest city in the Province of Manitoba. The city has a rich cultural environment, including symphony, opera, dance, theatre, sports and ethnic festivals, combining the amenities of urban life with easy access to the countryside and northern lakes and forests for ample outdoor recreation opportunities in all seasons. A wide array of public and private schools are available in the Winnipeg area. Learn more about Winnipeg at http://www.city.winnipeg.mb.ca.
Candidates who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and who have had career disruptions, due to maternity, parental or extended sick leaves, may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please consult the Canada Research Chair’s website http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/ for full program information, including details on eligibility criteria and the justification process.
The position start date will be October 1, 2018. Salary will commensurate with qualification and experience.
Applications including a curriculum vitae, a summary of research interests, a description of a five-year research plan, and contact information for three references should be sent to Robert.Stamps@umanitoba.ca as a single PDF file. Please ensure to specify position number 24117 / 24118 in the application.
Review of applications will begin on January 8, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Please note that curricula vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process. All Chairs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.