Open Academic Positions

Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Observational Astrophysics

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara is seeking candidates for a faculty position at any level in observational astrophysics, with an appointment to start in Fall 2016. 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/apply/JPF00568

Applications will be considered starting November 23, 2015 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 and 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.


Faculty Position in Quantitative Systems Biology
Division of Mathematical, LIfe and Physical Sciences

The University of California Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor Level. This position is a 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 microbial biology and community metabolism, dynamics of evolution, meta-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 2015. Appointment begins July 1, 2016.

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/JPF00513. Complete applications received on or before Sep 15, 2015 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.
 


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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.