Northeastern University, Physics, High Energy Theory and Cosmology

Position ID:Northeastern-Physics, High Energy Theory and Cosmology-HETMLPROF [#17707]
Position Title: Professorship in Theoretical High Energy Physics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02130, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Elementary Particle Theory, hep-ph, HEP-Phenomenology (hep-ph), hep-th, HEP-Theory (hep-th), High Energy Theory Group, Machine Learning, Particle/Cosmology Theory, Quantum Field Theory, String Theory, string-math, Theoretical high energy physics, Theoretical Particle Physics
High-Energy Theory
Appl Deadline: (posted 2020/12/02, listed until 2021/06/02)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Physics at Northeastern University invites applications for two positions, preferably at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in theoretical high energy physics (HET), beginning in academic year 2021-2022. Exceptional senior candidates will be considered for appointment at higher ranks.

The search is at the interface of HET and machine learning (ML), including both applications of ML to HET, and also HET to ML. We welcome applications from all corners of the HET community, including both formal theory and phenomenology. There will be opportunities to collaborate with Physics and AI researchers in the Boston area through Northeastern's involvement in the NSF AI Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions (IAIFI, Additional opportunities for collaboration exist through the recently-launched Northeastern Institute for Experiential AI ( Cross-college appointments will be welcomed where appropriate.

In the Northeastern University College of Science, we embrace a culture of respect, where each person is valued for their contribution and is treated fairly. We oppose all forms of racism. We support a culture that does not tolerate any form of discrimination and where each person may belong. As a College, we strive to have a diverse membership, one where each person is trained and mentored to promote their success.

Faculty members at Northeastern are expected to develop independent research programs that attract external funding; teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate level; supervise Ph.D. students and postdocs in their area of research; and participate in service to the department and university. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field (such as math or computer science) by the appointment start date. We encourage applications from candidates in academia or industry.

Interested candidates will apply via the Northeastern application portal ( The application will require a current and planned research statement, a teaching statement, a curriculum vita, a list of publications, an equity and diversity statement, and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed beginning on December 15, 2020. More information on the Northeastern University Department of Physics can be found at

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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