Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Physics Department

Position ID:MIT-Physics Department-CTP [#25843]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Theoretical Physics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Astroparticle Physics, Astrophysics Theory, Hadron Physics, Hadron Physics, String Theory, Mathematical Physics, Cosmology, Gravity, Theoretical Astrophysics, Experimental Astrophysics, Astroparticle Physics, HEP-Theory (hep-th), High Energy Theory Group, Mathematical Physics, Nuclear Theory, Nuclear Theory (nucl-th), Nuclear Theory-QCD, particle phenomenology and astroparticle physics, Particle Theory, Particle/Cosmology Theory, QCD, Quantum Computation, Quantum Computing, Quantum Field Theory, Quantum Hydrodynamics, Quantum Information Science, Quantum Science + Quantum Information Science + Quantum Optics + Theoretical Physics, String Theory, String Theory/Quantum Gravity/Field Theory, Theoretical high energy physics, Theoretical Particle Physics, Theoretical Physics, Theory of Particle Physics
Appl Deadline:2023/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup** finished (2023/09/21, finished 2024/06/08)
Position Description:    

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The Center for Theoretical Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA is seeking applications for a tenure-track junior faculty appointment in high-energy, nuclear, and/or quantum physics, to begin on July 1, 2024. We encourage applicants doing relevant research at any energy scale, including areas such as particle theory in and beyond the standard model; cosmology, dark matter, and astroparticle physics; quantum field theory; QCD and strong interactions, including applications to hot/dense matter and astrophysics; string theory, classical and quantum gravity, holography, and mathematical physics; and all areas of theoretical quantum information science.

Faculty members at MIT conduct research, teach undergraduate and graduate physics courses, and supervise graduate and undergraduate participation in research. Candidates must show promise in teaching as well as in research. A Ph.D. in physics or physics-related discipline is required by the start of employment. Preference will be given to applicants at the Assistant Professor level.

The application deadline is December 1, 2023. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a brief description of research interests and goals (the latter not to exceed 3 pages), and a 1 to 2-page statement on teaching, mentoring, advising, service and/or activities promoting an inclusive work environment and arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded to this site. Only web submissions will be accepted. Candidates uncertain whether they fit into a particular search should contact the search chair.

Interviews will occur in February 2024. Any inquiries should be directed to Professor William Detmold, Search Committee Chair, at

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here. Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check, including verifying any finding of misconduct (or pending investigation) from prior employers.

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77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139