Assistant Professor- Physics

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Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso
United States of America
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Assistant Professor in Physics

College of Science

Department of Physics


The University of Texas at El Paso

El Paso, TX


POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Department of Physics at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in Physics at the rank of Assistant Professor. We invite applicants in all areas of astrophysics (theoretical, observational, and experimental, nuclear astrophysics, and particle physics). The Department of Physics—consisting of 17 faculty members—is currently developing a Ph.D. program. We are seeking highly qualified candidates committed to a career in both research and teaching at our institution. The successful candidate will significantly grow the expertise of our Department by adding intellectual diversity, is expected to develop new undergraduate and graduate classes, and provide new research opportunities to our students. The ability and willingness to collaborate with colleagues across the traditional fields of physics is a priority. The start-up package is negotiable with an anticipated appointment date of Fall 2022.


RESPONSIBILITIES: The recruited faculty member will: (1) engage and mentor a culturally diverse undergraduate and graduate student body in research experiences; (2) effectively communicate across diverse disciplines and faculty/student populations; (3) advance best teaching and research practices; (4) provide leadership through university, professional, scientific and/or community service; (5) demonstrate scholarly activity as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals; and (6) develop and sustain an extramurally-funded research program.


ABOUT UTEP: The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is America’s leading Hispanic-serving university. Located at the westernmost tip of Texas, where three states and two countries converge along the Rio Grande, UTEP is a public research university that transforms lives. Ninety- four percent of UTEP’s nearly 25,000 students are minorities, and many are the first in their families to attend college. Our student population reflects the demographics of the region. At UTEP, students have access to 168 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in nine colleges and schools. UTEP is the only open-access, top tier research university in America, with retention rates that exceed those of selective institutions. It is one of only 28 institutions in the U.S. and 3 in Texas to hold both top tier research and community engagement distinctions from the Carnegie Foundation.


UTEP advances discovery of public value and positively impacts the health, culture, education, and economy of the community we serve. With more than $108 million in total annual research expenditures, the University is ranked among the top 5% of colleges and universities in research and fifth in Texas for federal research expenditures at public universities. The University employs approximately 4,000 faculty, staff, and students. It has one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs of any research university in the U.S., underscoring its commitment to offer an exceptional education at a great value. Almost 25% of graduates from the poorest backgrounds reach the top income quintile, placing UTEP in the top 10 universities in America for social mobility.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field, and a strong record of research achievement appropriate for their career stage.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Postdoctoral experience is a plus, as well as research mentoring experience with both undergraduate and graduate students—especially students from underrepresented groups.


BENEFITS: Salary is competitive, based on qualifications and experience, and includes excellent fringe benefits.


APPLICATION INFORMATION: Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates must submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research goals, 4) statement of teaching philosophy, 5) statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 6) contact information for at least three professional references. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Questions should be directed to Dr. Jorge A. Munoz, Chair of the Physics Search Committee at [email protected]. Phone number: 915-747-7541.


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Hiring decisions are based on budget approval.


In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment.


The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
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