University of California, Santa Cruz, SCIPP

Position ID:UCSC-SCIPP-POSTDOC1 [#22683]
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Santa Cruz, California 95064, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / Theoretical Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2022/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2022/09/07, finished 2023/06/03)
Position Description:    

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

The Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics (SCIPP) at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC)
invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Scholar to work under the direction of the Theory Group.


The Theory Group expects to have two or more postdoctoral fellow positions open for the academic year
2023-2024, renewable for up to three years. The theoretical high-energy physics group includes faculty members Wolfgang Altmannshofer, Michael Dine, Stefania Gori, Howard Haber, Stefano Profumo, and Edgar Shaghoulian, as well as several postdocs and students. The group has close ties and interactions with the local Fermi and ATLAS groups, with theorists Joel Primack and
Anthony Aguirre, and with several members of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Department at UCSC.


The successful candidates will be expected to conduct theoretical physics research in areas such as particle phenomenology and model building, astroparticle physics, cosmology, quantum field theory, string theory, and quantum information/quantum gravity. At least one position will be designated for work in quantum information/quantum gravity and quantum field theory.


RANK: Postdoctoral Scholar - Employee


SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Theoretical Physics, Astrophysics/Astronomy or related discipline.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of one published or submitted manuscript in theoretical
particle/high-energy physics, astrophysics, or cosmology. Substantial experience in theoretical particle/high-energy research.


POSITION AVAILABLE: Fall 2023. Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment.


TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Initial appointment is for one year, with possible extension for a total of five years: with annual reappointment contingent upon positive performance review and availability of funding. For appointments within the University of California, a total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including Postdoctoral service at other institutions. Under certain circumstances, a sixth year may be considered.


TO APPLY: Apply online via Academic Jobs Online ( Please include curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a list of publications, and names of three senior scientists who will provide letters of recommendation*.  Apply online via Academic Jobs Online (


*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at


CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.

Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686. Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300.

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