Ohio State University, Physics

Position ID:OSU-Physics-HET [#22485]
Position Title: Assistant Professor / Associate Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / High Energy Theory
Appl Deadline:2022/11/30 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2022/08/25, finished 2023/06/03)
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Department: Physics Position: High Energy Theory Rank: Assistant Professor / Associate Professor


The Department of Physics at Ohio State University announces an opening for a tenure-line faculty hire in theoretical high-energy physics. The appointment is effective in the Autumn 2023 and the rank is at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level. Ohio State has a strong research effort in this area ranging from QCD to physics beyond the Standard Model to black holes. The interdisciplinary connections of our HET faculty to our strong theory groups in Astro-Particle Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, and Nuclear Physics and even to Mathematics provides an exciting intellectual environment. We envision a candidate who will establish a cutting-edge research program in the areas of field theory and/or string theory.

Qualifications: Candidates with an established research record are invited to apply. We are seeking candidates who, in addition to building their independent research program, will have a strong commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department values diversity and is committed to building a culturally diverse, inclusive and equitable intellectual community. Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged. Candidates must hold a PhD in physics or a closely related field. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus: The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the Midwest’s fastest-growing city and the nation’s 14th largest city. Columbus offers a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Additional information about all that the Columbus area has to offer is available at https://visit.osu.edu/experience.

Application Instructions: Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22485. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, brief description of research plans, a teaching statement, and a diversity statement providing evidence of their commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion in research, teaching and/or outreach and engagement. Applicants should arrange for at least three letters of reference to be submitted. Review of applications will begin on Oct. 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Samir Mathur at mathur.16@osu.edu.

The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. In support of this, The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has created the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty. This support includes dual careers services, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are available to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering The Ohio State University and throughout their transition.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. Over the next few years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies.

The Ohio State University believes in diversity in people and ideas. What Ohio State does matters. And how we do it matters. When we are at our best, we make a real difference to people. We believe that the university should be a place where people can work and learn together in a safe environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, and intimidation. As such, finalists for any faculty position that carries tenure must sign an authorization and disclosure form, which will allow current or prior employer(s) to share information to the University regarding any findings of employment-related misconduct or disciplinary proceedings against a candidate and/or any pending investigations related to alleged misconduct. Such information shall include findings and pending investigations with respect to sexual harassment, violence, or harassment; research misconduct; financial fraud or misconduct; foreign influence violations, grant misuse or misconduct; and/or any other type of finding or pending investigation relating to a candidate's employer's policies and rules governing faculty conduct that may reasonably be expected to affect a candidate's appointment. If the University becomes aware of any past finding of misconduct or pending investigations that were not disclosed, Ohio State will treat that as a serious omission and reserves the right to rescind an offer or terminate employment. https://oaa.osu.edu/faculty-misconduct-reference-check.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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The Ohio State University
Department of Physics
191 W. Woodruff Ave.
Cols., OH 43210