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Open Level Faculty Position - Experimental Condensed Matter Physics - Department of Physics

Position overview

Percent time: 100
Anticipated start: July 1, 2023 or later.

Application Window

Open date: October 11, 2022

Next review date: Friday, Dec 2, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 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

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023. The Department is looking for individuals with particular emphasis in the areas of experimental condensed matter physics, including the intersection of condensed matter physics and quantum information science.

Condensed matter physicists in the Department benefit from cross-disciplinary collaborations and facilities shared with colleagues in the Departments of Materials, and Electrical and Computer Engineering, further enhanced by the California NanoSystems Institute, the Materials Research Laboratory, the Quantum Foundry, the Institute for Terahertz Science and Technology, and the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. Further information may be found at the department’s website:
http://www.physics.ucsb.edu.

Responsibilities of faculty members generally include the development of an actively funded research program of the highest quality, teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentorship of graduate students, and participation in university service and professional activities. Successful candidates will have a record of collaborative research, and will be able to leverage synergies across the campus. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are among the university's core values, and we look forward to welcoming ambitious and creative colleagues who will contribute to the university's mission.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation at time of application

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

PhD in Physics or related field is required by appointment start date.

Preferred qualifications

Research emphasis in the areas of experimental condensed matter physics, including the intersection of condensed matter physics and quantum information science.

Application Requirements by Level

Assistant Rank

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: current or recent PhD candidate or graduate; current or recent Postdoc; current Assistant Professor

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - Discuss up to three of your most important contributions to science, your current research focus, your plans for the future, and the potential for sustained impact of your proposed research. This statement may also include information about possible areas of collaboration within the department or campus. For Assistant Professor applications, please try to keep this statement shorter than 4 pages. For Associate/ Full Professor applications, please try to keep this statement shorter than 6 pages.

  • Statement of Teaching - The search committee will use this document to evaluate your potential as an instructor. Please provide a statement that includes teaching and mentorship experiences to date, a brief summary of your teaching philosophy, and one or more topics that you would be interested in teaching. (~ 2 pages

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (~ 2 pages).

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Applicants should provide the names and contact information for 3 references and
must request letters of reference within the system in order to complete application
requirements.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02281

Associate/Full Rank

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: current tenured professor, position equivalent to tenured professor (e.g. at an international university)

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - Discuss up to three of your most important contributions to science, your current research focus, your plans for the future, and the potential for sustained impact of your proposed research. This statement may also include information about possible areas of collaboration within the department or campus. For Assistant Professor applications, please try to keep this statement shorter than 4 pages. For Associate/ Full Professor applications, please try to keep this statement shorter than 6 pages.

  • Statement of Teaching - The search committee will use this document to evaluate your potential as an instructor. Please provide a statement that includes teaching and mentorship experiences to date, a brief summary of your teaching philosophy, and one or more topics that you would be interested in teaching. (~ 2 pages

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (~ 2 pages).

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

At the time shortlisted candidates accept an invitation for interview, the department will request letters through UCRecruit from references listed on the shortlisted candidate's application.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02281

Help contact: physics-acadaffairs@ucsb.edu

Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. 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.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA