Overview

Recruitment Period

Open December 6th, 2019 through Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Description

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 or tenured faculty position in the fields of Particle Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravitational Waves. Four new experimental physics positions in these emerging areas of physics, including one at mid-level, are expected over the next few years.

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, 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. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Applicants should 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 and arrange to have at least four referees submit their letter of recommendation directly via the AP Recruit site at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01226. For inquiries regarding the position, please contact the search committee Chair, Prof. Barry Barish (barry.barish@ucr.edu). For inquiries regarding the application process, please contact Andrew Herrera (andrew.herrera@ucr.edu).

For full consideration, applicants should 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 family friendly practices and policies assist faculty in balancing the needs of work and family. The campus boasts a fully-accredited child care facility and kindergarten.

Job location

Riverside, CA

Levels

Assistant Professor LevelAll applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a list of publications, research statement, and teaching statement. A statement addressing the candidate’s past and potential future contributions to promote academic diversity must also be included. Applicants for the assistant professor position should request a minimum of three letters of recommendation. Applicants for the mid-level professor position should provide the names of at least four contacts. Evaluation of applications will begin on February 15, 2020 for the assistant professor and on February 15, 2020 for the mid-level professor and it will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications by the above dates. For inquiries, please contact the search committee Chair Prof. Barry Barish (Barry.barish@ucr.edu) or any other member of the UCR Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence – In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 4-6 letters of reference required

Mid-Level ProfessorAll applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a list of publications, research statement, and teaching statement. A statement addressing the candidate’s past and potential future contributions to promote academic diversity must also be included. Applicants for the assistant professor position should request a minimum of three letters of recommendation. Applicants for the mid-level professor position should provide the names of at least four contacts. Evaluation of applications will begin on February 15, 2020 for the assistant professor and on February 15, 2020 for the mid-level professor and it will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications by the above dates. For inquiries, please contact the search committee Chair Prof. Barry Barish (Barry.barish@ucr.edu) or any other member of the UCR Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence – In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 4-6 required (contact information only)