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Assistant Professor Position in Particle Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Gravitational Waves

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor
Anticipated start: 07/01/2022

Application Window

Open February 15th, 2022 through Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position 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 faculty position in the fields of Particle Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravitational Waves.

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 must 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/JPF01536.

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 Kendall Dunmore-Balderrama (kendall.dunmore@ucr.edu).

Review of applications will commence on April 12, 2022 and proceed until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants must 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.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates for this position are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in physics.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates should possess a record of demonstrated excellence in research.

Application Requirements

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
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Please provide the contact information for a minimum of three references. The Search Committee will request the confidential reference letters via AP Recruit as part of your application.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01536

Help contact: kendall.dunmore@ucr.edu

Campus Information

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.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates 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.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program 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 (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19). 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. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Riverside, CA