Stony Brook University, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics

Position ID:SBU-SCGP-POSTDOC [#23348]
Position Title: Research Assistant Professor (Postdoc Position)
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Stony Brook, New York 11794-3651, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: High-Energy Theory / Theoretical Particle Physics
Physics / String Theory
High Energy Physics / Quantum Field Theory
Appl Deadline:2022/11/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/10/18)
Position Description:    

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The Simons Center for Geometry & Physics has one open position for a Physics Research Assistant Professor available with a starting date of September 1, 2023. This is a non-tenure track appointment offering an annual salary of $81,000. A research fund of $5,000 will be offered for scientific travel, inviting visitors and other research related expenses on a yearly basis; in addition $2,000 will be provided to defray moving expenses in the first year.

We seek candidates with an outstanding research potential in the field of theoretical physics. Research at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is focused on theoretical physics and the geometric side of mathematics. Our researchers work to deepen their understanding of each field in its own right, and continue to unravel their remarkable relationship to each other. Recent developments in cosmology, string theory and quantum field theory, together with important progress in topology and differential geometry, have caused these fields to become increasingly intertwined, as developments on each side stimulate and inform developments on the other.

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.

Qualifications Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Physics (or complimentary field) expected by August 2023.

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.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

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Simons Center for Geometry and Physics
Stony Brook University
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