Open Academic Positions

 

Faculty Position

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Observational Astrophysics

Apply at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu   Job # JPF00351

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara is seeking candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position in observational astrophysics, with an appointment to start in Fall 2015.  The astrophysics group currently consists of 11 faculty working in a variety of areas including detector development, exoplanets, cosmology, the interstellar and intergalactic medium, compact objects and high energy astrophysics, galaxy formation and evolution, stellar astrophysics and supernova research. Affiliated groups in the department include gravity and particle astrophysics. Faculty have access to the Keck Observatory and the opportunity to participate in the Thirty-Meter Telescope project.  The group has close affiliations with the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, which typically runs two astrophysics programs every year, and the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network.  Further information may be found at the Department's website: http://www.physics.ucsb.edu

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field, and will teach a range of courses in the Physics Department. Applicants must send a statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a teaching statement, and should arrange for three letters of recommendation. All application materials should be submitted via UC Recruit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu Job #JPF00351

Applications will be considered starting November 14, 2014 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

 


Two Faculty Positions in Quantitative Systems Biology, UC Santa Barbara,
Division of Mathematical, Life and Physical Sciences

Job # JPF00382

 

The University of California Santa Barbara invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor Level.  These positions are part of a multi-year, multi-departmental initiative to establish an interdisciplinary program in the area of Quantitative Systems Biology, emphasizing quantitative experimentation and theoretical analysis in the study of living systems. Subjects of interest include, but are not limited to: quantitative studies of development, microbial biology and dynamics of evolution, genomics and population genetics. While faculty may be associated with more than one department, the primary appointment would be in the academic unit most closely corresponding to the candidate’s research focus and teaching qualifications. Preference will be given to candidates with broad scientific interests, a record of research excellence and creativity, and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching.  Interdisciplinary educational background combining biology with physical and mathematical sciences and/or a strong record of active interdisciplinary collaboration will also be valued.  Candidates must possess a Ph.D. by September 2014.  Appointment begins July 1, 2015.

 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests and arrange for three letters of recommendation.  Materials should be submitted electronically via https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply.  Applications received on or before December 15, 2014 will be given full consideration. 

 

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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

 

 


OPEN POSTDOC POSITIONS
 

Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical High Energy Physics

The High Energy Theory group of the Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara anticipates making one or more postdoctoral appointments beginning September 2014. The faculty members in the group are David Berenstein, Martin Einhorn, Steve Giddings, David Gross, David Morrison, Joe Polchinski, Mark Srednicki, Robert Sugar, and Tony Zee.

Postdocs in our group also work closely with the Gravitational Physics group at UCSB, and take advantage of programs and visitors at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics on our campus.  Applications should consist of a CV, list of publications, summary of research interests, and three letters of recommendation, all submitted to AcademicJobsOnline, at www.academicjobsonline.org.  Applicants must have received the Ph.D. degree prior to the beginning the appointment.  For full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2013.

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.

 

Experimental high energy physics

Two postdoctoral positions on CMS at the University of California, Santa Barbara

The experimental high energy physics group at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher to work on the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider.

Two positions are available, one supervised by Professor Claudio Campagnari and the other by Professor Jeffrey Richman.

The UCSB  group has extensive involvement in many aspects of CMS, including hardware, software, and physics analysis. In the near future, these positions will focus on commissioning new electronics for the CMS muon system upgrade, on preparing for the upcoming run at 13 TeV, and on searches for supersymmetry.

A Ph.D. in experimental particle physics is required. Applicants are requested to send a letter describing their research experience and interests, a  curriculum vitae, and a list of key publications with an explanation of the contributions made by the applicant. Please arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to

Email: cms-postdoc@hep.ucsb.edu

or to 
Prof. Jeffrey Richman
Department of Physics
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA
93106-9530

Submission of application material and letters of reference (in pdf format) by e-mail is recommended.

The nominal deadline for the receipt of applications is Monday, April 21, 2014, but the search will continue until the positions are filled. UCSB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

Contact: Jeffrey Richman, Claudio Campagnari
Email: cms-postdoc@hep.ucsb.edu
Letters of Reference should be sent to: cms-postdoc@hep.ucsb.edu


 

OPEN TEMPORARY LECTURER POSITIONS
 

Temporary Teaching Position

Department of Physics

Areas of specialization: General Physics. Position is open until filled.

Applications are invited for possible temporary lecturer positions. The main duties will be teaching first courses in general physics and astronomy, with the possibility of occasional upper-division teaching opportunities. Applicants should have at least an MA in Physics or Astronomy and teaching experience at the college level. 

Applications will be kept active for consideration for all appropriate vacancies within the department for Summer 2014 and the 2014-15 academic year (June 1, 2014 – August 31, 2015.)  Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and any appropriate collective bargaining unit.

To apply, upload vita, teaching evaluations (if available) and the names of three references to https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00290

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.