As part of a multi-year strategic hiring plan, the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah invites applications from outstanding candidates for three tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in theoretical high energy or condensed matter physics. Exceptional candidates for a higher rank will also be considered. We are interested in, but not limited to, expanding in the areas of quantum condensed matter and highly entangled systems, high energy physics phenomenology, or formal aspects of theoretical physics that span the two disciplines. We seek candidates who also show promise as effective educators and mentors, and who will contribute positively to a diverse and inclusive environment within the department and at the University of Utah. The expected start date is August 1, 2022.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics/Astronomy or a closely related field, a demonstrated record of accomplishment and innovation, and dedication to teaching and mentoring.
For full consideration, complete applications must be received by November 15, 2021.
Applications must include a cover letter summarizing the applicant’s interest in the position; curriculum vitae; a statement of research interests and plans; a statement of teaching philosophy; a statement describing past activities and prospective contributions to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion; and at least three letters of recommendation. Application materials should be submitted using this link:
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.
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.
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