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Project Scientist (Assistant, Associate or Full) - Pooled Recruitment

Application Window

Open date: December 3rd, 2020

Last review date: Friday, Apr 30, 2021 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: Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 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.

Position description

Project Scientist (Assistant, Associate or Full) - Pooled Recruitment
University of California, Santa Barbara
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) Department
Multiple Hires – JPF01888

The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) is actively seeking Project Scientists to collaborate with faculty and other researchers at the KITP. This is a large, pooled recruitment covering many disciplines and research foci within theoretical physics. Applications received by December 17, 2020 will receive primary consideration. Screening of applicants will continue until filled through October 31, 2021. We anticipate the starting date for this appointment to be September 1, 2021.

Qualified applicants must possess. at minimum, a PhD (or equivalent) degree in a relevant field at the time of application. Interested applicants should submit their CV, cover letter, research statement, 2 representative publications of your work, and arrange for three reference letters to be sent to

The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department. The use of a pooled recruitment does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. Positions may range from part time to full time. The duration is to be determined depending on funding and the available job.

The titles in the Project Scientist series are given only to those who make significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project. Appointees may be ongoing members of a research team, or may contribute high-level skills to a specific project for a limited time. Demonstrated capacity for fully independent research or research leadership as required in the Researcher series are not required in this series. However, a broad range of knowledge and competency and a higher level of independence than appointees in the Specialist series are expected. Project Scientists may participate in University and/or public service depending upon funding source and duties of the position.

Salary is dependent on experience. qualifications, and hiring level.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

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.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Publication 1 - Please upload a representative publication of your work.

  • Publication 2 - Please upload a representative publication of your work.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA