Professor and Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Utah

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, August 30, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, October 25, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Utah
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
115 South 1400 East #201
Salt Lake City
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah invites applications for the position of Professor and Chair of the Department. The successful candidate will be a distinguished scholar with an active research program who has a demonstrated track-record of leadership in an academic environment.


The Department’s 37 tenure-line faculty span a broad array of research specialties including biophysics, theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics, theoretical particle physics, experimental high energy astrophysics, cosmology, observational astronomy, and physics education research. The Department’s roughly $6M annual research expenditures support a newly reinvigorated graduate program, and roughly 35 postdocs and research faculty.  Currently there are approximately 70 graduate students and approximately 200 undergraduate majors in the Department.


Applicants are invited to submit a CV and a cover letter addressing their interest in the position, their relevant experience including examples of administrative successes, and a brief statement of vision for advancement and growth of the Department. Applications will be treated confidentially until finalists are chosen and consent is given for the search committee to collect references.


Application materials should be submitted using this link:


Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019.


For further information, please refer to the following website:


The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not

discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.


The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, January 31, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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