Stony Brook University, C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics

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Position ID:SBU-C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics-RAPROF24 [#26325]
Position Title: Research Assistant Professor – Non-Tenure Track, Simons Center/C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Stony Brook, New York 11794, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Theoretical Physics, HEP-Phenomenology (hep-ph), HEP-Theory (hep-th), GR-Cosmology (gr-qc), Astrophysics (astro-ph), Theoretical Particle Physics, Quantum Information Science, Particle Astrophysics, Statistical Mechanics, Elementary Particle Theory, String Theory, Particle Physics, Cosmology, Particle/Cosmology Theory, Astrophysics Theory, Physics - Mathematical Physics, High Energy Physics, particle phenomenology and astroparticle physics, Elementary Particle Physics
Appl Deadline:2024/02/15 11:59PMhelp popup
Position Description:    

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The Simons Center for Geometry & Physics and the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics are in search of three Physics Research Assistant Professors, with a starting date of September 1, 2024. These positions are non-tenure track appointments, offering an annual salary of $81,000. A research fund of $5,000 will be offered for scientific travel, inviting visitors and other research related expenses on a yearly basis; in addition, $2,000 will be provided to defray moving expenses in the first year.

We seek candidates with an outstanding research potential in the field of theoretical physics (or complimentary field). Recent developments in cosmology, string theory and quantum field theory, together with important progress in topology and differential geometry, have caused these fields to become increasingly intertwined, as developments on each side stimulate and inform developments on the other.

Stony Brook University, one of four research-intensive campuses within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, is widely regarded as its flagship. The University embraces its mission to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality.


Required Qualifications:

Applicants are required to have earned a Ph.D. degree or foreign equivalent in Theoretical Physics or closely related field before August 31, 2024.

Established record of outstanding independent research.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin Dec. 1, 2023. Materials will be accepted until closing date. Complete applications should include the following:

  • 1) Cover Letter
  • 2) Curriculum Vitae
  • 3) Research Statement
  • 4) Three (3) Reference Letters
  • 5) Publication List
The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is an endowed research organization devoted to furthering fundamental knowledge in geometry and theoretical physics; especially knowledge at the interface of these two disciplines. 

The C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics is an internationally-recognized center for research and training in Theoretical Physics.

Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.  In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (631) 632-6350. It can also be viewed online at the University Police website at

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws. If you need a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Office of Equity and Access at (631) 632-6280.

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C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics
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