Open Academic Positions

Faculty Position

None at this time



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  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


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

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
Letters of Reference should be sent to:



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

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.