University of Kentucky, Department of Physics & Astronomy

Position ID:UK-Physics-AP [#19785]
Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor in Condensed Matter Theory
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Lexington, Kentucky KY, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Condensed Matter Theory
Appl Deadline:2021/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/10/21, updated 2021/09/27, listed until 2022/02/01)
Position Description:   URMs  

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The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky ( is seeking candidates for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position to start Fall 2022, in the area of Condensed Matter Theory related to Quantum Materials. Exceptional candidates at a more senior level will be considered. The successful candidate is expected to share intellectual interests with faculty working in quantum materials in our department and on campus. Examples of areas of interest include strongly correlated electronic systems, quantum many-body physics and topological materials. However, researchers in all areas of quantum condensed matter theory will be considered. A Ph.D. in Physics or a related field, and a record of research excellence is expected.

In order to be considered a candidate, applicants will need to complete the following two steps:

1. Submit your job market materials to Academic Jobs Online. These materials should include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, at least three letters of reference, and a statement on inclusivity. As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In one to two pages, applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity. All application materials must be submitted online at

2. Complete an application within the University of Kentucky employment system by visiting and select “Apply for this job.” [Documents, including reference letters, submitted to Academic Jobs Online do not need to be submitted to the University of Kentucky application system.]

Review of applications will start by Dec 15, 2021. For fullest consideration all materials should be received by that date. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Questions about this search should be addressed to Professor Ganpathy Murthy, Associate Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kentucky (

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Kentucky
Lexington KY 40506-0055