University of California, Berkeley, Physics

Position ID:UCBerkeleyLBNL-Physics-APTP [#22970]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Theoretical Physics-Department of Physics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Theoretical Physics
Appl Deadline:2022/11/11 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/09/26, finished 2023/05/13)
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Assistant Professor in Theoretical Physics-Department of Physics

Position overview Anticipated start: July 1, 2023 Application Window
Open September 15, 2022 through Friday, Nov 11, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Physics Department at the University of California, Berkeley is conducting an open search to fill a tenure-track faculty position for an Assistant Professor in theoretical physics. This is a broad search for a theoretical physicist in quantum information and quantum many-body theory. The search is open to all theorists interested in quantum information and computation, as well as their connections to different subfields of physics, including condensed matter, high energy physics, AMO physics and quantum gravity.

Our department is committed to establishing a culture that nurtures the physics identity and removes barriers to entry in order to strengthen pathways into the field. To that end, we strive to work and learn together in an environment free of harassment, exploitation, or intimidation. Please visit UC Berkeley Physics' Diversity & Inclusion website for more information.

The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples, single parents, and candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit the Office of Faculty Equity and Welfare.

Qualifications Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.
Preferred qualifications

A PhD (or equivalent international degree) by the date of hire.
Application Requirements Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research Accomplishments and Plans

  • Statement of Teaching and Mentoring Experience, Interests, and Plans

  • List of Publications - Include a comprehensive publication list, but please also include a separate list of what you would consider 3-5 of your most significant publications.

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley. For additional information go to Contributions to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging site.
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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