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Open Level Faculty Position - High Energy Phenomenology

Position overview

Position titles:
Salary range: The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 1 for the salary range. A reasonable estimate for this position is $100,000 - $300,000. “Offscale salaries”, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide minimum salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.
Percent time: 100
Anticipated start: July 1, 2024

Application Window

Open date: October 12, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Dec 1, 2023 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, Jun 30, 2024 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 tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. The Department is seeking candidates working in theoretical particle physics, with a preferred emphasis on phenomenology.

Information about the Department and its research activities may be found at the department's website: http://www.physics.ucsb.edu. Theorists in the Department benefit from close connections with the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics.

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. 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.

In 2023-24, UC Santa Barbara departments are partnering with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to launch a special faculty recruitment initiative named after Benjamin Banneker, the 18th-century African American mathematician, astronomer, antiracist, engineer, ecologist, and peace advocate. Funded by an Advancing Faculty Diversity grant from the UC Office of the President, the Banneker Initiative proposes to hire scientists, engineers and interdisciplinary scholars as UCSB faculty, whose disciplinary and interdisciplinary work shares Banneker’s concerns as an African American scientist, especially his desire to advance scientific and engineering knowledge for the public good.

With the goal of creating a diverse community around such concerns, applicants may be eligible to be fellows in the Benjamin Banneker Initiative. The community of Banneker Fellows will receive funding for cohort building and professional development activities, including enrollment in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Faculty Success Program, proposal writing training, and seed grants.

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 in theoretical particle physics, with a preferred emphasis on phenomenology.

Application Requirements by Level

Assistant Rank

Position title: Assistant Professor

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/JPF02615

Associate/Full Rank

Position title: Associate of Full Professor

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/JPF02615

Help contact: jdill00@ucsb.edu

About UC Santa Barbara

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.

Job location

Santa Barbara, California