Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Research

Fellowship ID:PI-Research-2022PSIFELLOW [#21263]
Fellowship Title: 2022 Perimeter Scholars International Fellowship
Fellowship Type:Fellowship or award
Location:Waterloo, Ontario N2L2Y5, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / Theoretical Physics
Appl Deadline:2022/04/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/02/28, finished 2022/07/18, listed until 2022/07/01)
Description:   URMs  

*** this fellowship has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

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 2022-2023 Academic year. This position will be offered as a 3-year fellowship to commence August 2022, 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 the Academic Programs department. 

Most notably, Perimeter PSI Fellows provide support to our flagship Perimeter Scholars International master’s program (PSI). 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 (PSI Student’s Training Accelerator for Research in Theory) program, the bridge program, and any other future initiatives and programs which might be developed.  Fellows are involved in the admissions process for both the PSI and PSI START 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 the Perimeters Scholars International program, please visit

PSI fellows are also encouraged to actively engage in research while at PI 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 PI 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.

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 inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) 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 April 15, 2022. 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 for assistance.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
email address
31 Caroline St. North
Waterloo, ON N2L 2Y5