Assistant or Associate Faculty Position - Astrophysics: Gravitational Waves

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, November 10, 2017
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 8, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
UC San Diego
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
9500 Gilman Drive
Street Line 2: 
MC 0354
La Jolla
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and invites applications for a tenured (Associate level) or tenure-track (Assistant level) faculty position in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics.  This is a broad search for outstanding researchers in gravitational wave science, including theoreticians (fundamental gravitation theory, gravitational wave source modeling, numerical relativity), gravitational wave data analysts, or experimentalists working on the design, development or construction of instrumentation for gravitational wave science.  All positions are subject to the availability of funding.


Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field and demonstrated potential for a recognized program of excellence in both teaching and research.  In addition, successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. A successful candidate must have a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences.  We especially welcome candidates who have already benefitted from, contributed to, or created such programs, or served as a role model in mentoring others.  A successful candidate will also have a commitment to helping shape and expand the University’s diversity initiatives (  Applications should include a statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (see  Information on contributions to diversity statements can be found at the links below:


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Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scale. Review of applications will commence on Dec. 4, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applications are to be submitted online at:


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Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a list of publications, statement of past and proposed research, statement of past and proposed teaching, and a statement on past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Candidates must also arrange to have three to five letters of reference addressing research, teaching, and professional service posted to the above website by the deadline.


For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program at


UC San Diego is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity (  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 29, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, December 29, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Academic Personnel Dept. of Physics
Academic Personnel Assistant Analyst
UC San Diego
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United States of America