Stony Brook University, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics

Position ID:SBU-SCGP-POSTDOC [#15017]
Position Title: Research Assistant Professors/Postdocs - Theoretical Physics (multiple positions)
Position Location:Stony Brook, New York 11794-3636, United States [map]
Subject Areas: High Energy Physics / Theoretical Particle Physics
Physics / Theoretical Physics, Astrophysics Theory, Condensed Matter Physics, Condensed Matter Theory, Elementary Particle Theory, Gravitational Physics, Gravitational Wave Sources, Particle/Cosmology Theory, Physics - Mathematical Physics, String Theory, Theoretical Particle Physics
Appl Deadline:2019/11/30help popup** finished (accepting applications 2019/10/15, finished 2020/06/07)
Position Description:    

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

Stony Brook University, one of four research-intensive campuses within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, is widely regarded as its flagship. The University embraces its mission to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality, and its rankings bear that out. It’s included among the top 1% of universities in the world by the 2018 QS World University Rankings and among the top 40 public universities by U.S.News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges rankings. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, composed of the top 62 research institutions in North America. As Long Island’s largest single-site employer, Stony Brook has nearly 15,000 full- and part-time employees, including more than 2,700 faculty. It enrolled roughly 26,800 students in fall 2019 — 17,900 undergraduate students and 8,900 graduate students — and offers more than 200 majors, minors and combined-degree programs. The Department of Athletics supports 18 Division I varsity intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the highest level within the NCAA. Located approximately 60 miles east of Manhattan on Long Island’s beautiful North Shore, Stony Brook is situated on 1,454 wooded acres, encompassing 13 schools and colleges; a Research and Development Park; world-class athletics facilities, including an 8,300-seat stadium and a 4,000-seat arena; and Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island’s premier academic medical center. Also part of the University is a teaching and research campus in Southampton, New York, which offers graduate arts programs and is the site of the Marine Sciences Center. In addition, Stony Brook has a role in running, and performs joint research with, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, NY, and the Humanities Institute, with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, Stony Brook sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

The Simons Center for Geometry & Physics is an endowed research organization devoted to furthering fundamental knowledge in geometry and theoretical physics; especially knowledge at the interface of these two disciplines.

The Center is offering two positions for Research Assistant Professors available with starting date of September 1, 2020. These are three-year non-tenure track appointments with an annual salary of $71,000, and with an annual research supplement of $5,000 in the first year, $3,000 each subsequent year for scientific travel, inviting visitors, and other research-related activities. We seek candidates with an outstanding research potential in the field of theoretical physics. Preference will be given to candidates who have held a Ph.D. at most two years.

Applications should be received before 11:59 pm EST on November 30, 2019.

To apply, applicants should complete the Academic Jobs Online application process at The application process consists of: 1) State Faculty Employment Application (available for download at, 2) Standard Cover Sheet, 3) cover letter, 4) CV, 5) publication list, 6) research statement, and 7) three reference letters. Posting Reference #: F-10097-19-10 Electronic references are preferred, but the Department will accept letters via postal mail to: The Appointments Committee, Research Assistant Professors Search - Theoretical Physics Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY 11794-3636

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are especially encouraged to apply.

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If you would like to mail in your application, please send it to:

C/O Melissa Wessler
408 Simons Center
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3636

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