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Tenure-track Assistant Professor Level Faculty Position in Experimental Medium or High-Energy Nuclear Physics

Recruitment Period

Open February 14th, 2019 through Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Riverside ( invites highly qualified individuals to apply for an Academic-year tenure-track faculty position in the field of experimental medium or high energy nuclear physics. The appointment will be made at the assistant professor level.

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. Under an agreement between UCR and the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab), this position will be partially funded by JLab for the first four years. As such, a significant portion of the research program is expected to include work at JLab. The candidate is expected to complement our existing program in medium energy spin physics and high energy nuclear physics and play a significant role in preparations for a future Electron-Ion Collider being planned in the US.

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 For inquiries regarding the position, please contact the search committee Chair, Prof. Richard Seto (, or Kenneth Barish ( For inquiries regarding the application process, please contact Andrew Herrera, Academic Personnel, at

Review of applications will commence on April 15, 2019, and proceed until the position is filled. 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.

Job location

Riverside, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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