Assistant or Mid-level Professor Position in Particle Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Gravitational Waves

University of California, Riverside

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  • Academic - faculty
  • Closing date 15 Feb 2020

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The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Riverside (https://www.physics.ucr.edu/) invites highly qualified experimental physicists to apply for an Academic-year tenure-track or tenured faculty position in the fields of Particle Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravitational Waves. Four new experimental physics positions in these emerging areas of physics, including one at mid-level, are expected over the next few years.

Candidates should possess a record of demonstrated excellence in research. The successful candidate is expected to establish an outstanding and well-funded research program involving graduate students and postdoctoral scientists, and to contribute to departmental teaching at all levels. We are initiating a new experimental group at UC Riverside to augment and complement ongoing efforts in particle physics and astronomy. We are seeking independent researchers, who will build significant on-campus research efforts involving undergraduates, graduate students and postdocs on the forefront experimental programs in this general area of physics. We anticipate that individual hires may work together or on different experimental projects. We seek individuals with strong academic promise, who can build significant research efforts at UCR in forefront areas that will complement existing programs in our department.

Candidates for this position are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in physics or a related field. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, a statement of research and teaching objectives, a statement addressing the candidate’s past and potential future contributions to promote academic diversity and arrange to have at least four referees submit their letter of recommendation directly via the AP Recruit site at https://apptrkr.com/1741929. For inquiries regarding the position, please contact the search committee Chair, Prof. Barry Barish (barry.barish@ucr.edu). For inquiries regarding the application process, please contact Ashley Vallin (ashley.vallin@ucr.edu).

Review of applications will commence on February 15, 2020 and proceed until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications by the above date. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input. Minorities and members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. University of California family friendly practices and policies assist faculty in balancing the needs of work and family. The campus boasts a fully-accredited child care facility and kindergarten.


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