Boston University, Department of Physics

Position ID:BU-Physics-ASTP [#22339]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Cosmology, Particle Physics, Quantum Field Theory
Appl Deadline:2022/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/08/15, listed until 2023/02/15)
Position Description:    

The Department of Physics at Boston University seeks applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Theoretical Cosmology, to begin on July 1, 2023. This position is one of a number of positions that will be associated with a new Cosmology Initiative involving the Department of Physics and the Department of Astronomy (see also Searches to fill the first two positions are being carried out in AY22/23, and a search to fill a third position is anticipated for AY23/24. 


Applications are sought from researchers in all areas of theoretical cosmology, including those whose broad approach is at the intersection of cosmology, quantum field theory, and particle physics.  The successful candidates will be early-career scientists who will lead robust research programs and participate fully in the teaching missions at the introductory, majors, and graduate levels in the Astronomy or Physics departments. Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Astronomy, Physics, Engineering, or related fields, with postdoctoral experience expected. 


The Physics Department are committed to valuing the principles of inclusion, equity, and diversity in all academic and research settings at Boston University through building a collegial and supportive community of scholars and students. Applications should be submitted at Complete applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and brief statements of research interests (2 pages), teaching interests (1 page), and experience with diversity, inclusion, equity, and outreach (1 page). Candidates should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be submitted through that website. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Academic Administrator Robyn Kinch (, Department of Physics.


Boston University is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Boston University is committed to building a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse scholarly community. Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged. Boston University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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590 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 255
Boston MA 02215