Stony Brook University, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics

Position ID:SBU-SCGP-RAP [#17038]
Position Title: Research Assistant Professor, Simons Center for Geometry & Physics
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Stony Brook, New York 11794-0001, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Theoretical Physics
Appl Deadline:2020/11/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/10/15, updated 2020/10/01, listed until 2020/11/30)
Position Description:    

Research Assistant Professor, Simons Center for Geometry & Physics - Physics

The Simons Center for Geometry & Physics has two positions for Research Assistant Professors available with a starting date of September 1, 2021. These are non-tenure track appointments offering an annual salary of $81,000. An annual supplement of $7,000 is offered in the first year, $2,000 of which can be used for moving expenses; $5,000 is offered each subsequent year for scientific travel, inviting visitors and other research related expenses. We seek candidates with an outstanding research potential in the field of theoretical physics.

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.

Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Physics

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates who have held a Ph.D. for at most two years.

Application Instructions
Complete applications should include the following:
1) Cover letter
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Research Statement
4) Three (3) Reference Letters
5) Publication List

Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

To Apply: No applications will be submitted via AcademicJobs.

The Simons Center for Geometry and 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 selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (631) 632- 6350. It can also be viewed online at the University Police website at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

If you need a disability-related accommodation, please call the university office of institutional diversity and equity at (631)632-6280.

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