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Assistant Professor in Computational Condensed Matter Theory

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor in Computational Condensed Matter Theory
Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $74,600-$87,700. ​​The posted UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay as determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the salary scale(s) for this position ( The base salary range, from the salary table(s), for this position is $74,600-$87,700. ​
“Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications, and experience. ​
​Additional UCSD salary information can be found here:

Application Window

Open date: October 30, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Dec 22, 2023 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: Tuesday, Oct 1, 2024 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 School of Physical Sciences at the University of California, San Diego (, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Computational Condensed Matter Theory. Candidates must have a strong record of research accomplishment in application and/or development of first-principles computational methods such as density functional theory for the study of quantum materials, an innovative research plan, and a demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring. All positions are subject to availability of funding.

Teaching in physics will be expected at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applications should include a statement describing contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion see (

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The Department is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. or equivalent in Physics or closely related field.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Demonstrated excellence in computational condensed matter physics research using first-principles methods.

Strong interest in advancing the understanding and design of quantum materials with novel / improved functionalities, and/or in developing computational methodologies to study quantum materials.

Preferred qualifications

Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. A well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase the access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
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Job location

La Jolla, CA