Brandeis University, Physics Department

Position ID:Brandeis-PHYS-ASST [#14235]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Physics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Theoretical Physics
Appl Deadline:2020/01/01help popup finished (2019/08/13, finished 2020/06/05, listed until 2020/02/13)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Assistant Professor of Theoretical Physics

The Physics Department in the School of Arts and Sciences at Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning in academic year 2020-2021. For an exceptional candidate, appointment at a more senior level may be considered. This position is subject to budget approval.

We seek candidates with demonstrated expertise in formal theoretical physics, including such areas as string theory, classical and quantum gravity, quantum field theory, cosmology, mathematical physics, and quantum information theory.

Expectations for this position include: development of a vigorous, externally well-funded, and internationally recognized research program, including supervision of graduate students and postdocs; effective and enthusiastic instruction in physics at undergraduate and graduate levels; participation in department and university governance; and professional service.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in physics or a closely related field, and have postdoctoral experience at the time of appointment. They should demonstrate a strong record of accomplishments in physics research; vision, creativity, and leadership skills; a desire to advise and teach a diverse and dynamic student body; and a commitment to addressing issues of diversity and inclusion in the university community. 

Candidates should apply at Academic Jobs Online at The application package must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae with list of publications and list of invited talks, a statement of ongoing and planned research (not to exceed 3 pages), a brief description of teaching philosophy (not to exceed 1 page), and contact information for three to five references (five to seven for senior candidates). Please have your references upload their recommendation letters to Academic Jobs Online. First consideration will be given to applications received by January 1, 2020. Questions about the position can be directed to Matthew Headrick (

At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education; who possess skills that spark innovation; and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging, and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

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Further Info:
Search Committee Chair
Department of Physics - MS 057
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453

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