Assistant and Associate Professor Positions in Particle Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Gravitational Waves

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022
To event remaining 12 days
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of California Riverside
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
900 University Ave
City: 
Riverside
State/Province: 
CA
Zip/Postal: 
92509
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Riverside (https://www.physics.ucr.edu/) invites highly qualified experimental physicists to apply for an Academic-year tenure-track/tenured position in the fields of Particle Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravitational Waves. We have recently made new faculty appointments in experimental gravitational waves and experimental dark matter searches and expect to make two more appointments that will complement them.

Candidates should possess a record of demonstrated excellence in research. The successful candidate is expected to establish an outstanding and well-funded research program involving graduate students and postdoctoral scientists, and to contribute to departmental teaching at all levels. We are initiating a new experimental group at UC Riverside to augment and complement ongoing efforts in particle physics and astronomy. We are seeking independent researchers, who will build significant on-campus research efforts involving undergraduates, graduate students and postdocs on the forefront experimental programs in this general area of physics. We anticipate that individual hires may work together or on different experimental projects. We seek individuals with strong academic promise/experience, who can build significant research efforts at UCR in forefront areas that will complement existing programs in our department.

Candidates for this position are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in physics or a related field at the time of application.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, a statement of research and teaching objectives, a statement addressing the candidate’s past and potential future contributions to promote academic diversity through the appropriate AP Recruit link below.

•Assistant level position application site: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01536

•Associate level position application site: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01652

Applicants for the Assistant level position should arrange to have at least three referees submit their letter of recommendation directly via the AP Recruit site. Applicants for the Associate level position should provide contact information for at least four referees, which will be contacted for letters of recommendation if chosen for further review.

For inquiries regarding the position, please contact the search committee Chair, Prof. Barry Barish ([email protected]). For inquiries regarding the application process, please contact Christina Taylor ([email protected]).


Review of applications will commence on January 1, 2023 and proceed until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants must submit their complete applications by the above date. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input. Minorities and members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

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, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy: As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Apply through AP Recruit website, link listed below
Institution/Company: 
University of California Riverside
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
City: 
Riverside
State/Province: 
CA
Zip/Postal Code: 
92509
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
9518275334
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Barry Barish
Subject: 
Assistant/Associate Professor Positions in Particle Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Gravitational Waves