Open Academic Positions

 

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

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Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

Assistant Level Faculty Position - Experimental Condensed Matter Physics - Department of Physics 

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020 or later. The Department is looking for individuals conducting research in the areas of experimental condensed matter physics. Within experimental condensed matter physics, we are most interested in candidates studying problems in which quantum mechanics is important (i.e, "hard" condensed matter physics). We welcome candidates with an interest in quantum information science.

Condensed matter physicists in the Department benefit from cross-disciplinary collaborations and facilities shared with colleagues in the Departments of Materials and Electrical and Computer Engineering, further enhanced by the California NanoSystems Institute, the Materials Research Laboratory, the Quantum Foundry, the Institute for Terahertz Science and Technology, and the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. Further information may be found at the department's website: http://www.physics.ucsb.edu.

Responsibilities of faculty members generally include teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentorship of graduate students, participation in university service and professional activities, and the development of an actively funded research program of the highest quality. Applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application. PhD in Physics or a related field is required by anticipated appointment start date. A demonstrated record of excellence in research, and potential for outstanding teaching are desired. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:

● Cover letter

● Curriculum vitae

● Statement of research

● Statement of teaching

● Applicants will need to arrange for 3 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Santa Barbara. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, staff, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. The department encourages all applicants to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service.

Applications received by November 1, 2019 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01574

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, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Assistant Level Faculty Position - Experimental or Observational Astrophysics - Department of Physics 

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. The department is looking for individuals conducting research in the areas of either experimental astrophysics/instrumentation or observational astrophysics.

Astrophysicists in the Department benefit from the Department’s affiliations with the University of California Observatories, the Las Cumbres Observatory, and the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. Further information about research in the Department can be found on the website: https://www.physics.ucsb.edu/research .

Responsibilities of faculty members generally include the development of an actively funded research program, teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentorship of graduate students, and participation in university service and professional activities. At a minimum, applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation in astrophysics or a related field at the time of application, with the PhD conferred by the anticipated appointment start date. A demonstrated record of forefront research, and a record of (or potential for) outstanding teaching are desired. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:

• Cover letter

• Curriculum vitae

• Statement of research

• Statement of teaching

• Complete list of publications

• Applicants will need to arrange for 3 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Santa Barbara. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. The department encourages all applicants to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service.

Applications received by November 20, 2019 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01613

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, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Open Level Faculty Position - Experimental Condensed Matter Physics - Department of Physics 

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. The Department is looking for individuals with particular emphasis in the areas of experimental condensed matter physics, including the intersection of condensed matter physics and quantum information science. This position is in addition to the Assistant level experimental condensed matter physics search https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01574. If you apply to the Assistant rank for this search, we request you also submit an application to our junior level search at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01574.

Condensed matter physicists in the Department benefit from cross-disciplinary collaborations and facilities shared with colleagues in the Departments of Materials and Electrical and Computer Engineering, further enhanced by the California NanoSystems Institute, the Materials Research Laboratory, the Quantum Foundry, the Institute for Terahertz Science and Technology, and the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. Further information may be found at the department’s website:

http://www.physics.ucsb.edu.

Responsibilities of faculty members generally include the development of an actively funded research program of the highest quality, teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentorship of graduate students, and participation in university service and professional activities. At a minimum, all applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application. PhD in Physics or a related field is required by anticipated appointment start date. A demonstrated record of excellence in research, and a record of (or potential for) excellent teaching are desired. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:

• Cover letter

• Curriculum vitae

• Statement of research

• Statement of teaching

• Applicants at the Associate or Full rank will need to submit the names of 3 references.

• Applicants at the Assistant rank will need to arrange for 3 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via UCRecruit.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Santa Barbara. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, staff and students who share our commitment to these values. The department encourages all applicants to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity addressing past and/or potential contribution to diversity through research, teaching, and service.

Applications received by November 30, 2019 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01646.

 

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, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

 

 

Temporary Teaching Positions


Temporary Lecturer Positions in Physics or Astronomy

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach courses in general Physics or Astronomy during the 2019-20 and 2020-2021 academic year, including summer session. Applications will be kept active for consideration for all appropriate vacancies within the department for the 2019-20 academic year, including Summer Session 2020. Positions may range from part time to full time.

Main duties will include teaching courses in general physics and astronomy, with the possibility of occasional upper-division teaching opportunities. Applicants should have at least an MA in Physics or Astronomy at the time of application. Preferred applicants will also have teaching experience at the college level.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The position will remain open until October 31, 2020. The pool will close at that time; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application. Appointments for Fall quarter are usually reviewed in June, winter quarter in October, and Spring quarter review will begin in February. To apply, please submit a CV, teaching statement, teaching evaluations (if available) and the names of three references to: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01686.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. See the review dates specified in UC Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for an upcoming opening. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

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, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic by law.

 

 

 

 


 

Jr. Specialist - Pooled Recruitment

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified Junior Specialists to conduct research in all our disciplines including Astrophysics and Cosmology, Biophysics, Condensed Matter Experimental Physics, Condensed Matter Theory, High Energy Experimental Physics, High Energy Theory, Gravity and Relativity and Mathematical Physics. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department. Positions may range from part-time to 100% time.

Appointees at this level enable research as part of a team.

Qualified applicants must possess, at minimum, a Bachelor's degree in Physics or closely related science field at the time of application. Preferred qualifications: At least 2 years of previous research experience in Physics or closely related field.

Interested applicants should submit an application including a cover letter, curriculum vitae and 3 letters of reference to the link below.

https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01772

The posting will remain open until October 31, 2020 to accommodate department needs. If you would like to continue to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application.

Please note: The use of a temporary research titles pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. See the “Next Review Date” specified in UC Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for an upcoming opening. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

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

 

Specialist (Assistant & Associate) - Pooled Recruitment

 

None at this time

 

Specialist (Full) - Pooled Recruitment

 

None at this time

 

Project Scientist (Assistant, Associate or Full) 

 

Assistant Project Scientist
University of California, Santa Barbara
Physics Department
Gravitational Theory
Single Hire – JPFO1765

The Gravitational Theory Group at the UC Santa Barbara is searching for an Assistant Project Scientist. We seek an outstanding physicist with a strong research record that synergizes with interests in our group. The Assistant Project Scientist will work with the Gravitational Theory Group conducting research in theoretical gravitational physics including work on asymptotic symmetries and conservation laws in general relativity; instabilities of black holes and other solutions of Einstein’s equation; and finding new gravitational solutions. http://web.physics.ucsb.edu/~relativity/

Scientists at UCSB benefit from an active research environment in the Physics Department, as well as the presence of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics which runs programs in all areas of theoretical physics.

A PhD in Physics is required at the time of application. The preferred qualifications are at least 3 years of experience working in the theoretical gravitational physics field. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience in accordance with University of California policy. The initial appointment is for 2 years with reappointments possible contingent on performance. The position is full time and is fully funded for 3 years. A September 1, 2020 start date is expected.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, publication list, statement of research interests, and three letters of reference by the initial review date of May 11, 2020 for primary consideration. Thereafter the position is open until filled. Applications should be submitted through UC Recruit at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01765.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

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

 

 

Assistant Project Scientist
University of California, Santa Barbara
Physics Department
Particle Physics
Single Hire – JPF01795

The research group of Professor Joe Incandela at UC Santa Barbara seeks an Assistant Project Scientist who is a talented data experimental particle physics with experience at the LHC to lead searches for new particles in the CMS experiment, and to participate in the design and construction of silicon-tungsten calorimetry for the upgrade of the CMS experiment and the LDMX experiments at CERN and SLAC, respectively. The Assistant Project Scientist will work with graduate students, post-docs, faculty, and professional engineers to build instruments for high energy physics experiments.

The successful applicant must hold a PhD in Physics at the time of application. The successful applicant should be skilled at data analysis and have experience spearheading searches for new physics with the potential to help us understand, or that involve promising candidates for, dark matter. A proven record of publication in top scientific journals is also an important criterion.

We are looking for someone truly talented in the areas mentioned above with a proven track record and a keen interest in new physics searches in particle physics to contribute their high-level skills to these projects. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience in accordance with University of California policy. The position is full time, and the initial appointment is one year with extensions granted contingent on performance and funding.

Applicants should submit their cover letter, CV and 3 letters of recommendation before the May 21, 2020 deadline for primary consideration. Thereafter the position is open until filled. A July 1, 2020 start date is expected. All applications should be received through UC Recruit at [https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01795].

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

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