Faculty Position in Physical Sciences under the "Convergence Optical Sciences Initiative (COSI)"
University of California, Irvine, School of Physical Sciences - Physics & Astronomy
United States

Faculty Position in Physical Sciences under the "Convergence Optical Sciences Initiative (COSI)"


Job #JPF05034

  • School of Physical Sciences - Physics & Astronomy



Open date: November 13th, 2018
Next review date: February 15th, 2019

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: June 30th, 2019

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.


The School of Physical Sciences in partnership with the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (BLIMC) at the University of California, Irvine is seeking applicants for tenured and tenure-track faculty positions with an expected start date of July 1, 2019. Assistant Professor candidates are preferred but qualified applicants at other levels will be considered. The ideal candidate should have research expertise in the development of advanced optics and photonics technologies and their applications to both fundamental science, medicine and industry.


This position falls under the UC Irvine's high impact program the "Convergence Optical Sciences Initiative (COSI)". COSI is a campus priority area that cuts across the fields of Physical Science, Engineering, Biology and Medicine. Activities are expected to lead to the development of advanced light sources and related optics, photonics and computational technologies that drive new systems, devices, and discoveries. This specific position will be appointed in Physical Sciences with opportunities for joint appointments in other departments. Membership and access to space and resources in the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (BLIMC) will also be provided.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in physical science or a related field from an accredited university. Successful candidates will be leaders who are committed to innovation in convergence optical sciences and can develop a vigorous externally funded research program, maintain a strong publication record, advise students, and provide outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Applications should include a cover letter, statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, list of publications, up to three key publications, a statement describing commitment to diversity, and names and contact information of three to five references. References will not be contacted until later stages of consideration, in consultation with the candidate.


Applications must be submitted electronically. Instructions may be found at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JFP05034.


Screening will begin immediately upon receipt of a completed application. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, although maximum consideration will be given to applications received by February 28, 2019.


The University of California, Irvine is part of the premier public university system in the world. UCI is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), is ranked as a top-10 public university by U.S. News and World Report, and was identified by the New York Times as No. 1 among U.S. universities that do the most for low-income students. UCI is located in Orange County, 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 45 miles south of Los Angeles. Irvine is one of the safest communities in the U.S. and offers a very pleasant year-round climate, numerous recreational and cultural opportunities, and one of the highest-ranked public-school systems in the nation.


The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. 

The School of Physical Science is committed to inclusive excellence and diversity. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.



Irvine, California



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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Publication List

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)



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