Position overviewPosition title: Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) Permanent Member
Open date: June 19, 2023
Next review date: Wednesday, Oct 25, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Dec 29, 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.
The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) at the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks applications for a Permanent Member with a start date as soon as January 1, 2024. The KITP contributes to all areas of theoretical physics through its programs, conferences, and the research of the permanent members, postdoctoral scholars and graduate fellows. The finalist recommended for hire will be offered a joint appointment as a member of the KITP, and as a tenured ladder faculty member of the University of California, Santa Barbara's Physics Department. Though the search is focused in the field of fundamental aspects of High Energy Theory, all fields of theoretical physics are being considered.
Duties of a Permanent Member are to carry out research, provide scientific leadership for the Institute, and mentor KITP’s early-career scientists. 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.
A PhD in Physics or a closely allied field at the time of application.
Preferred applicants will be in a faculty (or research equivalent) position at the time of application, have a demonstrated record of outstanding research in theoretical physics, highly active current or near-term research program, demonstrated ability to mentor early career scientists, record of teaching, and demonstrated commitment to intellectual leadership within the discipline.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Research - Statement addressing current research and near-term new directions that
you envision (Not to exceed three pages)
Statement of Teaching (Optional)
Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (not to exceed two pages)
KITP Statement - Statement addressing the candidate's vision for engaging with KITP's mission of moving the field forward via enabling collaborative science and mentoring early-career physicists (not to exceed 3 pages)
Cover Letter (Optional)
- 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.
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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 Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.