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Tenure-Track Faculty Positions


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.

 

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.
 


Temporary Teaching Positions


2016-17 Teaching Position in the Physics Major, UCSB College of Creative Studies

The College of Creative Studies at UC Santa Barbara seeks applications for a temporary part-time lecturer position in the CCS Physics Major during the 2016-17 academic year. Temporary positions are variable in terms of duration and percentage of time. This appointment is anticipated to be 50% for one year, with the possibility of reappointment depending upon performance and program needs. Duties include lecturing and leading problem sessions at the honors level for freshman and sophomore Physics majors with very inquisitive minds and superior preparation, student recruitment and academic advising. Other duties include promoting the creative and intellectual growth of students and participation in program development. The College of Creative Studies is an undergraduate college whose students are among the most capable on campus. Over 70% of the Physics majors in the College go on to Ph.D. programs, many at the top Universities in the country. A Masters degree in Physics and teaching experience at the college level are required; a Ph.D. is preferred, along with strong interpersonal skills. This is a non-tenure track, non-ladder position. Further information about the CCS Physics program can be found at www.ccs.ucsb.edu.

Candidates who wish to be considered must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a statement of teaching interests, and the names and contact information of three references to: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00713.

Applications will be considered beginning May 13 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

The College 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.

 

Temporary Lecturer Positions in Physics or Astronomy, 2016-17

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach courses in general physics or astronomy during the 2016-17 academic year. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the department.

Main duties will include 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.

The position will remain open until October 31, 2016. The pool will close at that time; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application.

To apply, please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00656 and upload vita, teaching evaluations (if available) and the names of three references.

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.


Postdoctoral Positions