University of Chicago, Department of Physics

Position ID:University of Chicago-Department of Physics-ASSISTANTPROFESSOR [#25325, 23-24 fac search]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Chicago, Illinois 60637, United States
Subject Areas: Physics / Experimental Condensed Matter, Physics, Soft Condensed Matter Physics, Statistical physics
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2023/08/14, updated 2023/08/12)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Physics at the University of Chicago, together with research institutes and centers including the Enrico Fermi Institute and the James Franck Institute, is conducting a search at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor. The search is open to all subfields of experimental condensed matter and statistical physics, including soft condensed matter, complex fluids, far-from-equilibrium behavior, meta-materials, soft robotics, dynamical systems, and fluid dynamics (in all its guises). Department members play leading roles in a wide range of research areas; details can be found at the Department website. The University of Chicago has an inherently crosscutting and interdisciplinary structure that is supportive of newly emerging research opportunities.

Duties include conducting an independent research program, and teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Expected start date is in the 2024-2025 academic year.


Completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field at the time of hire.

Application Instructions

Applicants must apply online through the University of Chicago Academic Careers website at and upload the following required materials:

• A cover letter. • A curriculum vitae. • A list of publications. • A research statement. • A teaching statement. • Applicants are required to request three confidential letters of recommendation via Interfolio.

All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints; with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression; and with welcoming and supporting all their members.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

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Department of Physics
University of Chicago
5720 S. Ellis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637