Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics Permanent Members
University of California, Santa Barbara, College of Letters & Science - Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
United States

Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics Permanent Members


  • Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor - Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • College of Letters & Science - Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences - Physics



Open date: October 31st, 2018
Next review date: January 1st, 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 Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) at the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks applications for two Permanent Members with a start date as soon as July 1, 2019. The KITP contributes to all areas of theoretical physics through its programs, conferences, and the research of the permanent members, postdoctoral scholars and graduate fellows. Finalists recommended for hire will be offered a joint appointment as a member of the KITP, and as a tenured ladder faculty member of the University of California, Santa Barbara's Physics Department. The Institute expects that one of the appointments will be in the field of High Energy Physics, while the other could be in any field of physics.


Duties of a Permanent Member are to carry out research, provide scientific leadership for the Institute, and mentor KITP’s early-career scientists. S/he will have minimal teaching duties with the Physics Department while a working member of the Institute.


A Ph.D. in physics or closely allied field is required at the time of application. Preferred qualifications include: outstanding research in theoretical physics; highly active current research program; demonstrated ability to mentor young scientists, teaching excellence and commitment to intellectual leadership within the discipline.


To apply, please go to https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01284


Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, and three names for references. Letters of reference will be requested only for final candidates.


To receive full consideration, please apply by January 1, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.


Persons interested in the position should contact the Director, Professor Lars Bildsten, at bildsten@kitp.ucsb.edu.


The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.


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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Santa Barbara, CA



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

  • Cover Letter

  • Research Statement

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
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