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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

Position overview

Position title: Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

Application Window

Open date: November 22, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Jan 9, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 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

University of California, Los Angeles
Tenure-track Faculty Position in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position in condensed matter theory, broadly defined. The anticipated starting date is July 1, 2023. The Department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research and excellence in teaching. The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Applicants should apply online via the UCLA Academic Recruit website: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF08054. Please submit a curriculum vita, a statement of research accomplishments and plans, and a list of publications with the three best research papers identified. A statement of teaching and a statement of contributions to diversity are required for a complete application. (More information on diversity statement can be found on the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion statement FAQ page, https://ucla.app.box.com/v/edi-statement-faqs.) At least three, and up to five letters of recommendation are to be submitted through the same website. For more information, contact Corinna Koehnenkamp, Academic Human Resources Manager, at chair@physics.ucla.edu, or corinna@physics.ucla.edu, or 475 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1547.

To assure full consideration, the application should be received by January 9, 2023. Applications will be accepted after that date and until the search is closed. Please refer to tracking number #JPF08054 in all correspondence.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. or equivalent degree

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Research Accomplishments and Description of Future Research Plans

  • Publication List - Please identify three best research papers

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Applicants will be asked to name references, and the applicant must request letters to complete their application.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08054

Help contact: corinna@physics.ucla.edu

Campus Information

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. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA