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Assistant Project Scientist - Gravitational Theory in the Department of Physics

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 27th, 2020

Last review date: Monday, May 11, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Jul 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Assistant Project Scientist
University of California, Santa Barbara
Physics Department
Gravitational Theory
Single Hire – JPFO1765

The Gravitational Theory Group at the UC Santa Barbara is searching for an Assistant Project Scientist. We seek an outstanding physicist with a strong research record that synergizes with interests in our group. The Assistant Project Scientist will work with the Gravitational Theory Group conducting research in theoretical gravitational physics including work on asymptotic symmetries and conservation laws in general relativity; instabilities of black holes and other solutions of Einstein’s equation; and finding new gravitational solutions.

Scientists at UCSB benefit from an active research environment in the Physics Department, as well as the presence of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics which runs programs in all areas of theoretical physics.

A PhD in Physics is required at the time of application. The preferred qualifications are at least 3 years of experience working in the theoretical gravitational physics field. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience in accordance with University of California policy. The initial appointment is for 2 years with reappointments possible contingent on performance. The position is full time and is fully funded for 3 years. A September 1, 2020 start date is expected.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, publication list, statement of research interests, and three letters of reference by the initial review date of May 11, 2020 for primary consideration. Thereafter the position is open until filled. Applications should be submitted through UC Recruit at

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA


Document requirements
  • Statement of Research

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

  • Publication list - List of publications

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required