The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Theoretical High Energy Physics - Particle Cosmology. The successful candidate is expected to develop an innovative research program that will engage with Penn’s vibrant high energy theory and particle cosmology community, and enhance its longstanding track record in those areas. Applicants should have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment, a research record demonstrating independence and originality, and strong interest in teaching and mentoring students.
Applicants must apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/131507. Required application materials include the following: curriculum vitae (with a list of publications), a statement of research interests (max. 3 pages, excluding references), a statement of teaching interest (max. 2 pages, excluding references), and the names and contact information of three referees. The statements should include a discussion of how the research and teaching plans align with Penn's commitment to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive physics community. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter to the website. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is July 1, 2024. For inquiries about this position, please contact Ms. Michelle Last ([email protected]).
The Department of Physics and Astronomy combines world-leading science with a close-knit faculty-student community. We are housed within the School of Arts & Sciences, which is comprised of 28 academic departments, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate Division, and the College of Liberal and Professional Studies. Interdisciplinary research and collaboration are supported by the breadth and depth of academic pursuits at Penn as well as the proximity of resources on our contiguous green urban campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We promote and encourage curiosity, intellectual engagement, and discovery among all our students and faculty. University, School, and departmental resources that support our student and faculty life include but are not limited to: the Offices of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Vice Provost for Research, PennGlobal, Wellness at Penn, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Penn Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, and Penn Human Resources.
We seek candidates who share our strong commitment to research, teaching and mentoring, and to a scholarly community shaped by values of inclusive excellence. The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania is committed to cultivating and sustaining a community of students, scholars, researchers, and staff that reflects the diversity of our world. We nurture working and learning environments that are affirming, equitable, and inclusive. As a community, we are committed to thoughtful discussions and dynamic interactions as we strive for an environment where everyone is supported and valued. Please see our School’s Inclusion and Antiracism Initiatives to learn more about our active priorities: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/2020-inclusion-and-anti-racism-initiatives.
- Demonstrated ability in research
- Capacity for teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and mentoring and supporting a diverse student body
- The ability to direct graduate/undergraduate research
- Candidates are expected to have a PhD by the time of appointment, which is July 1, 2024
- The successful candidate will be expected to:
- Attract external research funding
- Contribute actively to Penn’s longstanding effort in high energy theory and particle cosmology
Application instructions/Required documents:
- Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications
- Cover letter
- Personal statement(s):
- Research (max. 3 pages, excluding references)
- Teaching (max. 2 pages, excluding references)
The statements should include a discussion of how the research and teaching plans align with Penn's commitment to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive physics community.
- Contact information for three recommenders
- Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
- Please contact Ms. Michelle Last ([email protected], 215-898-5954) with questions regarding the application process.