University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Physics

Position ID:UIUC-Physics-FAC2 [#23440]
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Urbana, Illinois 61801, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Condensed Matter Physics / Condensed Matter Physics, Electronic Structure, Strongly Correlated Materials
Appl Deadline:2022/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/25, finished 2023/05/20, listed until 2023/04/25)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Physics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign seeks highly qualified candidates to fill a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty position at any rank. Exceptional scientists in theoretical condensed matter physics are encouraged to apply. The Department of Physics is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment, with a focus on diversifying the faculty. We are seeking faculty who can conduct cutting-edge research in condensed matter physics while contributing to the diversity and excellence in our programs and courses through their research, teaching and service. Senior and mid-career faculty are encouraged to apply in addition to early-career scientists.

Successful candidates are expected to establish and maintain an active and independent research program, teach physics courses effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and provide service to the department, the university, and the profession. Ideal candidates include those who demonstrate evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service endeavors.

Qualified senior candidates may also be considered for tenured Associate Professor and Full Professor positions as part of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative. Over the next few years, more than 35 new endowed professorships and chairs will be established in areas of strategic interest to The Grainger College of Engineering. Such areas include, but are not limited to, bioengineering, big data, quantum information, robotics and machine learning. More information about the Grainger Initiative can be found at

The University of Illinois Department of Physics has strong program in theoretical and experimental Condensed Matter Physics, the top ranked in the US. The Condensed Matter Theory group at Illinois has a long and strong tradition going back to the work of John Bardeen and, more recently, of Anthony J. Leggett. Research at Illinois also has a long tradition of close collaborations with the Condensed Matter Experiment group, as well as with other groups in the Physics Department, particularly in High Energy Theory, Atomic and Molecular Physics and Biological Physics. Current active research areas include Strongly Correlated Quantum Systems and Superconductors, Topological Phases of Matter, Large-Scale Quantum Entanglement in Condensed Matter, Quantum Chaos and Non-Equilibrium Phenomena, Computational Physics of Electronic Structure of Quantum Materials, and Classical Systems out of Equilibrium.

In 2006 the University of Illinois established the Institute for Condensed Matter Theory (ICMT), an institution that fosters strong and dynamic collaborations between faculty, students and postdocs across different groups at ICMT and in the Physics Department. The group has a close collaborative relationship with the recently established Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology Center (IQUIST) which brings together physicists, engineers, computer scientists, and mathematicians to advance quantum information science research and training. Many faculty and students are affiliated with the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

A doctoral degree in Physics or a related field is required at the start date, and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2022. Early applications are strongly encouraged as interviews may take place during the application period, but a hiring decision will not be made until after November 15. Applications received after that date will be considered until the position is filled. A start date is expected in the fall of 2023; however, this is negotiable.

To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at The application package should include: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a statement of teaching goals and interests, 3) a statement of previous research accomplishments and future research plans, 4) a statement on commitment to diversity, 5) a publications list, and 6) names and contact information of four references (no letters), all in a single PDF file as an upload in the "CV/Resume" section. The statement on diversity should address past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service. For further information regarding application procedures, please address questions to

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

We have an active and successful dual-career partner placement program and a strong commitment to work-life balance and family-friendly programs for faculty and staff (

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

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