Open Academic and Staff Positions

Staff Positions

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

Temporary Lecturer Positions

Academic Coordinators 

Postdoctoral Scholar Positions

 
 

Staff Positions

None at this time

 

None at this time

Temporary Teaching Positions

Temporary Lecturer in Physics or Astronomy

POSITION OVERVIEW

Position title: Temporary Lecturer in Physics or Astronomy

 

Open date: November 2nd, 2021

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, Oct 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

APPLICATION WINDOW

POSITION DESCRIPTION

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 2021-22 and 2022-2023 academic year, including summer session. Applications will be kept active for consideration for all appropriate vacancies within the department for the 2021-2022 and 2022-23 academic years, including Summer Session 2022. 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.

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.

The position will remain open until October 31, 2022. 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.

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

MA in Physics, Astronomy or related field at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications

Teaching experience at the college level

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Please provide the names and complete contact information for 3 references. In the event that an applicant is selected as the finalist, the department will conduct a reference check before extending an offer.



Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02085

Help contact: sschiferl@ucsb.edu

CAMPUS INFORMATION

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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

JOB LOCATION

Santa Barbara, CA

 

 


Academic Coordinator Positions

Academic Coordinator I (Upper Division Labs)- Physics Department

Job #JPF02227

  • Physics / College of Letters & Science - Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences / UC Santa Barbara

POSITION OVERVIEW

Position title: Academic Coordinator I - Upper Division Labs

Percent time: 100

Anticipated start: August 1, 2022

APPLICATION WINDOW

Open date: June 14th, 2022

Next review date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for the position of Academic Coordinator I (AC) for the 2022-23 academic year, with the possibility of renewal to work on courses in general Physics or Astronomy, depending on performance and budget constraints.

Applications will be kept active for consideration until the position is filled. The position requires the physical presence of the applicant in the Santa Barbara area.

The AC performs administrative functions for the UCSB Physics Department, serving as a key contact for Instructors of Record as well as undergraduate students, TAs, UCSB faculty, staff, and the off-campus community.

The UCSB Physics Instructional Lab Group (ILG) is looking to hire a resourceful Academic Coordinator I who will help them build and maintain upper-division instructional labs for UCSB undergraduate students. The AC will aid in the oversight, creation and maintenance of instructional lab activities for courses with anywhere from 20 to 400 students. Work closely with the staff and Academic Coordinators of ILG, the new hire will participate in an upbeat and inclusive culture while:

  • Building, maintaining and prototyping new laboratory experiences at various levels of complexity, from simple pendulums to Mossbauer Spectroscopy
  • Managing equipment and stock room inventories in an orderly manner, including ordering parts and maintaining a budget.
  • Managing and training graduate students on various equipment and procedures for a variety of lab courses.
  • Being on call during instructional lab hours to help triage equipment issues and solve problems in real-time.
  • Managing and training undergraduate student workers to perform useful tasks within the scope of your work.
  • Handling the storage and retrieval of items and equipment during instructional lab flips.
  • Completing occasional programming tasks to support educational functions, such as scripts to supplement some digital data acquisition sensors in senior labs. Design, document, and update instructional labs, lab equipment, and manuals.

Instructional Lab Group
The AC is a core member of the UCSB Physics Department’s Instructional Lab Group (ILG). The ILG is in charge of development, maintenance and administration of all undergraduate instructional laboratories and the associated coursework. AC responsibilities within the ILG include, but are not limited to, working both independently and also with other faculty & staff.

Salary is based on UC salary scales and depends on qualifications and experience.

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

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • Possess a BS in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or closely related field, or be enrolled in a Bachelor's program at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

A Bachelor's degree is required in the fields of Physics or closely related field by start of the appointment.

Preferred qualifications

  • MA in Physics, Electrical Engineering or related technical degree, or similar experience.
  • 1-2 years experience working in a laboratory environment involving optics, nuclear physics, AMO, electrical systems, chemistry or biophysics
  • Ability to read and repair complex devices from circuit diagrams and user manuals.
  • Experience troubleshooting complex electrical, mechanical, and optical devices
  • Experience with equipment troubleshooting, circuit analysis, circuit design, and soldering.
  • Comfortable with some programming and web development.
  • Management experience.
  • 1-2 years experience working in higher education.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral skills.
  • Machining experience.
  • Experience with 3D printers or working in a makerspace.
  • Adept with math and physics that may be encountered at the level of an undergraduate course
  • Proficient with use of electrical test equipment such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, and function generators.
  • Willing to learn new technical skills and interested in playing a key role in higher education instructional course development.
  • Proficiency with office software such as google sheets, documents, slides etc.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements

  • 2-4 required (contact information only)

With the applicant's permission, the committee will contact the references listed in UCRecruit for top candidates.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02227

Help contact: brittany@physics.ucsb.edu

CAMPUS INFORMATION

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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

JOB LOCATION

Santa Barbara, CA

 


Postdoctoral Scholar Positions

 

None at this time.

 


Specialist Positions

 

Jr. Specialist - Pooled Recruitment

POSITION OVERVIEW

Position title: Jr. Specialist

Percent time: Varies
Anticipated start: October 1, 2022 or sooner
Position duration: Varies
 
APPLICATION WINDOW
Open date: May 31st, 2022
Next review date: Wednesday, Jun 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Mar 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Junior Specialists

University of California, Santa Barbara

Physics Department

Multiple Hires - JPF02215

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. Positions may also be for 1 year or less than 1 year.

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

The position will remain open until March 31, 2023 to accommodate department needs. If you would like to continue to be considered after that time, and the pool 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 is 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Bachelor's degree in Physics or closely related field, or be enrolled in a Bachelor's program at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

A Bachelor's degree is required in the fields of Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology, Biophysics, Condensed Matter Experimental Physics, Condensed Matter Theory, High Energy Experimental Physics, High Energy Theory, Gravity and Relativity and Mathematical Physics by the time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

At least 2 years of previous research experience in Physics or closely related field.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Please provide contact information for those who can attest to your research experience in Physics or closely related science field. The references will be contacted via email or by phone.



Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02215

Help contact: erickajames@ucsb.edu

CAMPUS INFORMATION

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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

JOB LOCATION

Santa Barbara, CA
 
 

Posted: 5/31/22 - 3/31/23


Project Scientist Positions

Assistant Project Scientist in Gravitational Theory - Physics Department/Horowitz Group

Job #JPF02226
Physics / College of Letters & Science - Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences / UC Santa Barbara
View this position online:https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02226
 
POSITION OVERVIEW
Position title: Assistant Project Scientest
Percent time: 100
Anticipated start:October 1, 2022
Position duration: 1 year
 
APPLICATION WINDOW
Open date: June 17th, 2022
Next review date: Tuesday, Jul 5, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Jul 29, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Physics Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is seeking an outstanding Assistant Project Scientist with a strong research
record to pursue innovative research in collaboration with Professor Gary Horowitz. 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.
The initial appointment is for 1 year.
The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research,
teaching and service.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Applicant must have Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field by the application date. Must have at least 5 years of postdoc experience in theoretical
gravitational physics.
Preferred qualifications
It is preferable if the applicant has six years of postdoc experience by the start of this position .
 
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Document requirements
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter
Publications List
Reference requirements
No references will be required.
 
CAMPUS INFORMATION
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.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy:
https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19.All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable,
submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the
applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized
terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.
 
JOB LOCATION
Santa Barbara, CA
 
Posted 6/17/22 -7/29/22 

Assistant Project Scientist in Quantum Dynamics - Department of Physics/Weld Lab

POSITION OVERVIEW

Position title: Assistant Project Scientist
Percent time: 100
Anticipated start: September 1, 2022
Position duration: 2 years
 
APPLICATION WINDOW
Open date: June 6th, 2022
Next review date: Tuesday, Jun 21, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Wednesday, Aug 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Physics Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is seeking an Assistant Project Scientist to pursue innovative research in
collaboration with Professor David Weld. The successful candidate will be involved in the design and operation of cutting-edge experiments in quantum
dynamics using ultracold quantum gases, and will lead a small team of graduate students. The position will primarily be lab-based.
The initial appointment is for 2 years. There is a possibility of extensions contingent on performance and continued funding. Questions about this position
should be directed to the Department using the help contact email address below.
The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research,
teaching and service.
 
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
PhD in physics, optics, or a closely related field by the application date
Preferred qualifications
Experience with experimental ultracold atomic physics is highly desirable.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Document requirements
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter
Reference requirements
2 required (contact information only)
Please provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers to your references. If you are selected for an interview, your references will be contacted
afterward to verify your research experience.
 
 
CAMPUS INFORMATION
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.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy:
https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable,
submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the
applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized
terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.
 
JOB LOCATION
Santa Barbara, CA

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02225

Help contact: erickajames@ucsb.edu
 
Posted: 6/6/22 - 8/31/22