Stony Brook University, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics

Position ID:SBU-SCGP-TPP [#25035]
Position Title: Tenured Physics Professor - Simons Center for Geometry & Physics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Stony Brook, New York 11794-3651, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / Theoretical Physics
Appl Deadline:2024/06/19 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/06/20)
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Tenured Physics Professor - Simons Center for Geometry & Physics

Location: Stony Brook, NY
Open Date: Jun 15, 2023
Deadline: June 19, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook University seeks applications for one Tenured Professor position in Theoretical Physics; the candidate will also be a Tenured Professor at the YITP/Department of Physics and Astronomy. The search is open to outstanding candidates in any field of theoretical physics, ranging from Quantum Gravity to Condensed Matter physics. The applicant does not necessarily need to be tenured or be in a tenure track position at another institution.

This individual is expected to engage in research characterized by creativity and vision, and in mentorship with a commitment to inclusivity. There are no teaching obligations or heavy administration duties required in this position, however, there will be ample resources for research. The faculty member is expected to be involved in selecting and mentoring postdocs as well.

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics has close ties with the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP) and the Physics and Mathematics departments, and is devoted to furthering fundamental knowledge in mathematics and theoretical physics, especially knowledge at the interface of these two disciplines.

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, and its rankings bear that out. It's included among the top 1% of universities in the world by the 2018 QS World University Rankings and among the top 40 public universities by U.S.News & World Report's 2020 Best Colleges rankings. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, composed of the top 62 research institutions in North America. As Long Island's largest single-site employer, Stony Brook has nearly 15,000 full- and part-time employees, including more than 2,700 faculty. It enrolled roughly 26,800 students in fall 2019 — 17,900 undergraduate students and 8,900 graduate students — and offers more than 200 majors, minors and combined-degree programs. The Department of Athletics supports 18 Division I varsity intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the highest level within the NCAA. Located approximately 60 miles east of Manhattan on Long Island's beautiful North Shore, Stony Brook is situated on 1,454 wooded acres, encompassing 13 schools and colleges; a Research and Development Park; world-class athletics facilities, including an 8,300-seat stadium and a 4,000-seat arena; and Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island's premier academic medical center. Also part of the University is a teaching and research campus in Southampton, New York, which offers graduate arts programs and is the site of the Marine Sciences Center. In addition, Stony Brook has a role in running, and performs joint research with, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, NY, and the Humanities Institute, with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, Stony Brook sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

Required Qualifications:
PhD degree or foreign equivalent in theoretical physics or closely related field, with an established record of outstanding independent research.

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2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Research statement
*4) Diversity, equity, and inclusion statement
*5) List of publications

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In accordance with federal and state regulations that all hospitals and nursing homes require personnel to be vaccinated against COVID-19, candidates who are not already fully vaccinated must obtain the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of a conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with that particular vaccine manufacturer’s protocol. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, but not yet fully vaccinated, must complete their vaccination series within three (3) calendar days of a job offer or in accordance with that particular vaccine manufacturer’s protocol, whichever comes later. The state regulation also includes those who may be affiliated with or interact with employees of a hospital or nursing home. The regulations allow for limited exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

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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.

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