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 RESEARCHER POSITIONS

High Energy Physics

Assistant Project Scientist

Single Hire – Job # JPF00445

The High Energy Physics Group at UC Santa Barbara (http://hep.ucsb.edu) is conducting an external search for an Assistant Project Scientist. We are seeking an experienced physicist to work on the KATRIN and Project 8 experiments. The successful candidate will be working on all aspects of the Project 8 experiment, including RF hardware and simulation but especially data analysis in MATLAB and C++/ROOT, and on the KATRIN experiment with a particular focus on UV optics and optical calibration and monitoring issues. PhD in Physics, or a strong background in nuclear or astroparticle physics is required. We particularly seek candidates with experience with microwave electronics, whether from an atomic/molecular/accelerator physics, astronomy instrumentation, or solid-state experimental background. A background in nuclear or astroparticle physics (nuclear reactions, spectroscopy, symmetries, neutrinos and dark matter) is strongly recommended.

The appointment will be at the Assistant Project Scientist level. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience in accordance with University of California policy.

Interested parties should apply through UC Recruit at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/.

Please provide a statement of interest, CV, and the names/contact information of three references.

Applications received before February 13, 2015 will be given full consideration. 

Effective start date: March 15, 2015.

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


 

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 2015 and the 2015-16 academic year (June 1, 2015 – August 31, 2016.)  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/JPF00443

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.