Theoretical Physics Institute

TPI Postdoctoral Fellowship

Call for Applications

The Theoretical Physics Institute (TPI) in the Department of Physics at the University of Alberta invites applications for the TPI Postdoctoral Fellowship.

This competitive fellowship is aimed at a recent PhD graduate (within 3 years of PhD degree) in theoretical physics with demonstrated potential for excellence in research.  Applicants from a broad range of areas such as condensed matter physics, particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology, plasma physics and geophysics are invited to apply.

The fellowship provides a $60,000 annual stipend for a maximum of two years. The annual stipend includes $20,000 per annum that must be provided by supervising faculty member(s).


To Apply:

To apply, contact one or more of our Department of Physics faculty members (  ) in your field of research to provide a letter of nomination. In addition to this letter, a complete application should include a CV, three (3) letters of reference, and a statement of research interests.

The application should be submitted via email to:

Theoretical Physics Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee
Department of Physics
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E1
Email: Suzette Chan < >


Closing date:

The closing date for applications is December 1, 2016.

Theoretical Physics Institute Mission Statement

According to the Constitution and Bylaws of the Theoretical Physics Institute of the University of Alberta, the Objective is the following:

"The objective of the Institute is to promote theoretical physics in Canada by providing at the University of Alberta a uniquely favourable environment for productive and significant research."
In practice, this objective is mainly accomplished by the use of TPI funds for bringing in visitors and visiting speakers and organizing conferences. These events provide opportunities for interactions among theorists in Canada and in particular expose those at the University of Alberta to ideas of those from the broader community.

Director: Richard Sydora