University of Southern California, Physics and Astronomy

Position ID:University of Southern California-Physics and Astronomy-HEP [#23045]
Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor in Theoretical High Energy Physics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Los Angeles, California 90089, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / hep-th, HEP-Theory (hep-th), High Energy Physics, High Energy Theory, Particle Theory, String Theory/Quantum Gravity/Field Theory, Theoretical high energy physics
Appl Deadline:2022/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/09/29, listed until 2022/12/01)
Position Description:    

The Department of Physics & Astronomy ( at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California is hiring a tenure-track/tenured professor (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor) in Theoretical High Energy Physics with an anticipated start date of Fall, 2023. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in physics or a related field. While we seek outstanding candidates whose scholarship is centered in theoretical high energy physics, with interests and techniques that overlap with those of the members of the USC group, such as string theory, formal quantum field theory and quantum gravity, we are also interested in possible synergies with other USC research efforts, including Astrophysics, Condensed Matter, and Quantum Information.

The position is expected to be at a junior or intermediate level.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: . Applications should include:

• A curriculum vitae • A cover letter describing research interests related to the position • A statement of current research activities and future projects • A statement describing the candidate’s approach to teaching • A statement detailing the candidate’s current and future contributions to building a culture of diversity and equity in physics and astronomy • The names of three individuals who will be contacted by USC for a letter of reference.

The search committee will start reviewing applications after Tuesday, November 15, 2022 until the position is filled.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting

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