Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Physics Department

Position ID:MIT-Physics Department-CTP [#19869]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Theoretical Physics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Hadron Physics, HEP-Theory (hep-th), High Energy Theory Group, HP-Theory, Mathematical Physics, Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Theory (nucl-th), Nuclear Theory-QCD, particle phenomenology and astroparticle physics, Particle Theory, Particle/Cosmology Theory, QCD, Quantum Computation, Quantum Computing, Quantum Field Theory, Quantum Information Science, Quantum Science + Quantum Information Science + Quantum Optics + Theoretical Physics, String Theory/Quantum Gravity/Field Theory, Theoretical high energy physics, Theoretical Particle Physics, Theoretical Physics, Theory of Particle Physics
Appl Deadline:2021/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/09/30, finished 2022/05/21, listed until 2021/12/02)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Center for Theoretical Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is seeking applications for a junior faculty appointment in high-energy, nuclear, and/or quantum physics, to begin on July 1, 2023. We encourage applicants doing relevant research at any energy scale, including areas such as particle theory in and beyond the standard model; cosmology, dark matter, and astroparticle physics; quantum field theory; QCD and strong interactions, including applications to hot/dense matter and astrophysics; string theory, classical and quantum gravity, holography, and mathematical physics; and quantum computing and quantum information.

Faculty members at MIT conduct research, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and supervise graduate and undergraduate participation in research. Candidates must show promise in teaching as well as in research. A Ph.D. in physics or physics-related discipline is required by the start of employment. Preference will be given to applicants at the Assistant Professor level.

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2021. Complete applications should include a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a list of publications; and statements describing the applicant’s accomplishments, interests, and goals with regard to research (2-3 pages) and with regard to teaching, mentoring, advising, service and/or activities promoting an inclusive work environment (1-2 pages). Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of reference to be uploaded.

The teaching/mentoring/advising/service statement is intended to be open-ended in scope, and should include any substantial contributions to the field that are not fully captured in the CV and research statement. In particular, we ask candidates to detail in this statement their past and proposed activities to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in physics.

Interviews will occur in February 2022. Any inquiries should be directed to Professor Tracy Slatyer, Search Committee Chair, at In particular, candidates who are uncertain whether they fit into this search, or have questions relating to the start date of the position, should contact the search chair.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.

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77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139