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Advancing Faculty Diversity in Physical Science (Assistant and Mid-level Professor in Theoretical or Experimental Physics)

Recruitment Period

Open November 20th, 2019 through Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Description

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of California, Riverside (physics.ucr.edu) invites applications for two faculty positions: one tenure-track assistant professor and one tenured mid-level professor. The positions may be in any area of physics including, but not limited to, high-energy; nuclear; atomic, molecular, and optical; condensed matter; and biological physics. This search is part of the University of California Office of the President Advancing Faculty Diversity recruitment program.

The appointment at the assistant professor level will have an enrichment option to complete up to a year of postdoctoral training anywhere in the United States in 2020-2021. During the enrichment period, UCR will provide salary and benefits, support for professional travel, and funding for research expenses. The appointment to the rank of a tenure-track faculty member at UCR will begin no later than July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will have the option for mentoring from senior faculty and additional training toward the campus goal of inclusive excellence in research, teaching, and service to our community.
The appointment at the mid-level will be under the title of “Provost’s Professor for Advancing the Physical Sciences” and is expected to contribute to efforts to make a difference for women and other underrepresented groups in the Physical Sciences. The appointment has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020.

Candidates for both positions are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in physics, or a related field. We desire applicants who have identified strengths and experiences (calibrated to career stage) in the following areas:
• Excellence in research that complements or extends existing research strengths in the college and the potential to attract extramural funding.
• Evidence of or strong potential for commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion for underrepresented students and groups, and how those values integrate with teaching, research, and service.
• Commitment to excellence in teaching. Must demonstrate potential or evidence of ability to perform well at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

Candidates may apply at:
● Assistant professor: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01224
● Mid-level professor: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01224

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 January 10, 2020 for the assistant professor and on January 30, 2020 for the mid-level professor and it will continue until the positions are filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications by the above dates. For inquiries, please contact the search committee Chair Prof. Roya Zandi (Roya.Zandi@ucr.edu) or any other member of the UCR Department of Physics and Astronomy.

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.

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.

Job location

Riverside, CA

Levels

Assistant Professor

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 January 10, 2020
for the assistant professor and on January 30, 2020 for the mid-level professor and it will continue until the positions are filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications by the above dates. For inquiries, please contact the search committee Chair Prof. Roya Zandi (Roya.Zandi@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 (Optional)

  • 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
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Mid-Level Professor

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 January 10, 2020
for the assistant professor and on January 30, 2020 for the mid-level professor and it will continue until the positions are filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications by the above dates. For inquiries, please contact the search committee Chair Prof. Roya Zandi (Roya.Zandi@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 (Optional)

  • 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
  • 4-5 required (contact information only)