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Position Title: QUP Principal Investigator (Associate Professor) in Theoretical Physics
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801, Japan [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Particle Physics / Phenomenology
Cosmology/Particle Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2024/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/11/21, finished 2024/04/01, listed until 2024/05/16)
Position Description:   URMs  

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

We seek a candidate for the rank of associate professor in theoretical physics. We are interested in outstanding scientists with excellent track records, international recognition, and skills to coordinate research. The position is for five years, with the possibility of renewal or promotion to a tenured position(*) based on satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs. Salaries are comparable to those at other prestigious institutions. Financial support for starting-up research will also be provided. The appointee will work as a Principal Investigator to invent new experimental/observational methods for resolving five mysteries of the Universe: cosmic inflation, baryon asymmetry, neutrino properties, dark matter, and dark energy. To this end, the candidate should have a talent for coordinating research with other PIs and researchers at QUP, as well as theorists and experimentalists worldwide. We also expect the nominee to connect QUP's research clusters from the scientific point of view and provide their synergy. 
 (*)As the host of QUP, KEK has committed to acquiring tenure positions for outstanding senior researchers hired at QUP (see the link.) 

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field and more than five years of working experience after receiving a Ph.D. with an outstanding record in cosmology, particle physics, or related fields.

As a WPI research center, QUP is designed to establish an international environment where more than 30% of researchers are non-Japanese. English is the official language of QUP. We will build a diverse community of scientists and strongly encourage female and international applicants. About 40% of initial PIs at QUP are female.

The posting shall remain open until the positions are filled. However, for full consideration, we encourage all candidates to apply by Jan 31, 2024. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae (with an email address and citizenship), a research statement, and a list of publications. Applicants should also ensure that at least five letters of reference are submitted on their behalf. 
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+81 29 864 5564
Oho 1-1,
Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan 305-0801