Faculty Position in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
University of California Santa Barbara Department of Physics
United States

Assistant Level Faculty Position in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics - Department of Physics

Job #JPF01574
  • College of Letters & Science - Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences - Physics

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 18th, 2019
Last review date: Friday, Nov 22, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 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.


The Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020 or later. The Department is looking for individuals conducting research in the areas of experimental condensed matter physics. Within experimental condensed matter physics, we are most interested in candidates studying problems in which quantum mechanics is important (i.e, "hard" condensed matter physics). We welcome candidates with an interest in quantum information science.

Condensed matter physicists in the Department benefit from cross-disciplinary collaborations and facilities shared with colleagues in the Departments of Materials and Electrical and Computer Engineering, further enhanced by the California NanoSystems Institute, the Materials Research Laboratory, the Quantum Foundry, the Institute for Terahertz Science and Technology, and the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. Further information may be found at the department's website: http://www.physics.ucsb.edu.

Responsibilities of faculty members generally include teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentorship of graduate students, participation in university service and professional activities, and the development of an actively funded research program of the highest quality. Applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application. PhD in Physics or a related field is required by anticipated appointment start date. A demonstrated record of excellence in research, and potential for outstanding teaching are desired. 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.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:

● Cover letter
● Curriculum vitae
● Statement of research
● Statement of teaching
● Applicants will need to arrange for 3 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Santa Barbara. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, staff, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. The department encourages all applicants to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service.

Applications received by November 1, 2019 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01574

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.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, for example:
  • Evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various under-represented groups
  • Demonstrated contributions to the advancement of equitable access and diversity in education
  • Contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students
  • (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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