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Assistant Professor in Quantum Materials (Theory)

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor

Application Window

Open date: March 7th, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Mar 11, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Jun 17, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS, within the Division of Physical Sciences at the University of California, San Diego (www.physics.ucsd.edu), is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates with research interests in Theoretical Quantum Materials Physics are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a strong record of research accomplishment, an innovative research plan, and a demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching. All positions are subject to availability of funding.

Teaching in physics, and related topics, will be expected. Ideally, the candidate will have skills and interest in teaching lab and lecture courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Information on contributions to diversity statements can be found at the following link: https://physicalsciences.ucsd.edu/diversity/contributions-to-diversity-statements.html

For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program at http://aps.ucsd.edu/services/pop/index.html.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • Ph.D. in Physics or closely related field prior to the start of the appointment.
  • Demonstrated potential for a recognized program of excellence in both teaching and research.
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Candidates must have received their Ph.D. before July 1, 2022.

A successful candidate should have a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase the access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences. We especially welcome candidates who have already participated in, contributed to, or created such programs, can articulate how this experience helped shape their plan, and who have a commitment to helping shape and expand the University’s diversity initiatives (http://diversity.ucsd.edu/). Applications should include a statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (see https://physicalsciences.ucsd.edu/diversity/contributions-to-diversity-statements.html.)

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. and publication list.

  • Statement of Research - Statement of past and proposed research.

  • Statement of Teaching - Statement of past and proposed teaching plans.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • COVID-19 Impact Statement - We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider faculty achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.
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  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Publications - Submit reprints of up to three representative papers

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03141

Help contact: apphelp@physics.ucsd.edu

Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination 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. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

San Diego, CA