University of Massachusetts Amherst, Physics

Position ID:UMass-Physics-ASSISTANTPROFESSOR [#20044, 1126]
Position Title: Faculty position in Particle & Nuclear Phenomenology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Nuclear & Particle Theory, HEP-Phenomenology (hep-ph)
Appl Deadline:2021/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/10/13, finished 2022/05/21)
Position Description:    

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About UMass Amherst UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region. Job Description The Physics Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in theoretical physics, specifically in high energy phenomenology and/or nuclear theory. We seek candidates with outstanding research and a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring. The new faculty member will be part of the Amherst Center for Fundamental Interactions, and will complement existing strengths in theoretical high energy, nuclear, gravitational physics and cosmology. Further information about the Department's theoretical and experimental efforts can be found at Requirements Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Physics or a related field with relevant post-doctoral experience. Additional Information Evaluation of applicants will begin on November 15, 2021 and may continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.

Expected start date of this position is September 1, 2022.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. Application Instructions Applications should include a (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of research plans, (4) statement of teaching interests, (5) contact information for three or more references, and (6) a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

The Diversity Statement should identify past experiences and future goals. These contributions may result from lived experiences, scholarship, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities. As part of a commitment to their own multicultural community, CNS seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace university initiatives and aspirations (

Please submit applications at the following link:

All questions pertaining to this position can be directed to Lorenzo Sorbo (, Chair of the search committee.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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Contact: Lorenzo Sorbo
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Department of Physics
710 North Pleasant Street
Rm 1126
Amherst, MA 01003
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