Overview

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah invites applications for an open rank tenure-track position in theoretical high energy physics, broadly defined. The anticipated start date is July/August 2020.

Qualified applicants in all areas of theoretical high energy physics are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates would complement our existing strengths in high energy phenomenology, dark matter physics, theoretical particle astrophysics and cosmology, lattice gauge theory, and field theory. They would also show promise as effective educators, and contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment within both the department and the institution.

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.

Review of applications will begin November 30, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of commitment and contributions to diversity and inclusion, and at least three letters of recommendation.

EEO/Diversity InformationThe 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.

NoticeThe University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS“). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for CandidatesYour Diversity Statement should be uploaded as the required “Applicant Document – Other” file.

Open Until Filled: Yes