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

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

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: .


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


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.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
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