University of Virginia, Physics Department

Position ID:University of Virginia-Physics Department-AP [#15277, R0011272]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Theoretical Particle Physics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Charlottesville, Virginia 22904, United States [map]
Subject Area: High-Energy Theory / Theoretical Particle Physics
Appl Deadline:2019/11/18 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/10/25, finished 2020/05/24)
Position Description:    

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The University of Virginia Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Theoretical Particle Physics. We seek candidates with an active research program in the area of elementary particles and fields, as evidenced by their publication record. Candidates should also be dedicated to our educational mission and passionate about teaching.

Upon joining the faculty at the University of Virginia, the new faculty member will be expected to establish a vibrant and successful research program in physics; obtain external funding; teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; provide service to the University, Department, and professional organizations; and mentor doctoral students.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in physics or a related field at the time of application. 

Application Process:
Apply online at and attach a cover letter, a statement describing the proposed research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, and a publication list.  Also, have three reference letter writers email letters directly to  Cover letters should (1) include a brief description of the applicant’s research area, (2) suggest any potential areas of collaboration at UVa, and (3) comment on past experience, if any, working on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations.

Application Deadline:
Review of applications will begin November 18, 2019; however, later applications may be considered until the position is filled. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2020, with an anticipated start date of August 25, 2020.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at .

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