Assistant Professor in Physics
University of Texas Austin College of Natural Sciences
United States


The Department of Physics at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions (subject to the availability of funding) at the Assistant Professor level.  Candidates at the Associate Professor and full Professor level will be considered. The department is interested in individuals who will contribute to diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service, and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. The department is especially interested in and values candidates who have experience working with diverse and underserved populations and have demonstrated a commitment to improving the diversity of their academic communities. The Department of Physics views inclusiveness and excellence as interconnected in the work of its faculty.

Topical areas of immediate highest priority for recruiting are: condensed matter theory including soft condensed matter, gravitational physics, relativistic heavy ion physics, experimental particle physics, and plasma physics including basic, high-energy density, space, and controlled fusion plasmas. Applications in other research areas are also welcome and will be given full consideration.  In addition, our department is seeking applications in the areas of quantum materials and quantum information science through a separate advertisement (  Of high priority for all faculty positions is a commitment to excellence in teaching.  

Positions in our department offer excellent start-up funding, salary, and laboratory space in a dynamic and highly interactive research environment. 


Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) and a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and research.

Application Instructions

Please submit your application at ( and include: a cover letter, a description of research accomplishments and current and future research plans (limited to 4 pages), a statement of teaching experience, goals, and philosophy, a Curriculum Vitae, and a list of publications. Candidates are invited to submit a statement describing their contributions to diversity. Candidates are also required to request three letters of recommendation using the Interfolio website, which will email the referees with instructions to directly upload their letters of recommendation. Complete applications received by December 7, 2020 will be assured of full consideration.

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