Open Academic Positions

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

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Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

Assistant Level Faculty Position - Condensed Matter Theory

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. The Department is looking for exceptional individuals with particular emphasis in the area of condensed matter theory (broadly defined).

Responsibilities of faculty members generally include teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentorship of graduate students, participation in university service and professional activities, and the development of an actively funded research program of the highest quality. Applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Physics, or a related field (or equivalent degree) except the dissertation at the time of application. PhD degree expected by appointment start date. A demonstrated record of excellence in research, and a record of (or potential for) outstanding teaching are desired. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:

• Cover letter 

• Curriculum vitae

• Statement of research

• Statement of teaching

• Applicants will need to arrange for 3-5 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website.

A statement of contributions to outreach and diversity is also welcome, but not required.

Applications received by December 1, 2018 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01348.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Assistant Level Faculty Position - Theoretical Astrophysics 

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Theoretical Astrophysics at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019 . The department has close affiliations with the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, the University of California Observatories, and the Las Cumbres Observatory. Further information may be found at these websites: http://www.physics.ucsb.edu,

http://web.physics.ucsb.edu/~astrogroup.

Responsibilities of faculty members include teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentorship of graduate students, participation in university service and professional activities, and the development of an actively funded research program of the highest quality. Applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field (or equivalent degree) except the dissertation at the time of application. PhD degree expected by appointment start date. A demonstrated record of excellence in research, and a record of (or potential for) outstanding teaching are desired. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include: 

• Cover letter 

• Curriculum vitae

• Statement of research

• Statement of teaching

• Complete List of publications

• Applicants will need to arrange for at least 3 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website.

A statement of contributions to outreach and diversity is also welcome, but not required.

Applications received by Dec 1, 2018 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01344.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Assistant Level Faculty Position - Experimental Condensed Matter Physics  

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019 . The Department is looking for exceptional individuals with particular emphasis in the area of experimental condensed matter physics.

Condensed matter physicists in the Department benefit from cross-disciplinary collaborations and facilities shared with colleagues in the Departments of Materials and Electrical and Computer Engineering, further enhanced by the California NanoSystems Institute, the Materials Research Laboratory, the Institute for Terahertz Science and Technology, and the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. Further information may be found at the department's website: http://www.physics.ucsb.edu.

Responsibilities of faculty members generally include teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentorship of graduate students, participation in university service and professional activities, and the development of an actively funded research program of the highest quality. Applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application. PhD in Physics or a related field required by appointment start date. A demonstrated record of excellence in research, and potential for outstanding teaching are desired. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:

Cover letter 

Curriculum vitae

Statement of research

Statement of teaching

Applicants will need to arrange for 3 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website. 

A statement of contributions to outreach and diversity is also welcome, but not required.

Applications received by November 15, 2018 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01342.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Tenure-Track/Tenured Teaching Faculty Position - Department of Physics 

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for an open level teaching faculty position as a Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (tenure-track) or Lecturer with Security of Employment (tenured) with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. The Physics Department seeks to hire a colleague committed to a career of leadership in its program for undergraduate physics majors, as well as to excellence in teaching a range of courses for budding physicists, other science students, and engineers. Faculty in this title are members of the Academic Senate, with benefits and privileges that parallel the professor track.

With close to 800 majors, UCSB’s undergraduate physics program is among the largest in the country and continues to grow rapidly. This dynamic environment provides many opportunities for change and innovation. UCSB was the first member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) of leading research universities in the U.S. and Canada to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

Further information about physics at UCSB and our beautiful oceanside campus can be found at http://www.physics.ucsb.edu.

Responsibilities of teaching faculty include teaching related tasks for lower and upper division courses; mentorship of undergraduate, and potentially graduate students; professional and/or scholarly achievement and creative activity, particularly relating to instruction and pedagogy; and participation in university service. Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application. PhD degree expected by appointment start date. Clear evidence of potential excellence in teaching is desired. Successful candidates will have a record of collaborative activity, and will be able to contribute the improvement of the undergraduate experience in the department and division. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching, service and research as appropriate to the position.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include: 

• Cover letter 

• Curriculum vitae

• Statement of teaching

• Applicants will need to arrange for 3 -5 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website

Teaching evaluations and a statement of contributions to outreach and diversity are also welcome, but not required.

Applications received by December 1, 2018 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01376.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

 
 

Temporary Teaching Positions


Temporary Lecturer Positions in Physics or Astronomy

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 2019-20 academic year, including summer session. Applications will be kept active for consideration for all appropriate vacancies within the department for the 2019-20 academic year, including Summer Session 2019. Positions may range from part time to full time.

Main duties will include teaching 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 at the time of application. Preferred applicants will also have teaching experience at the college level.

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 position will remain open until October 31, 2019. 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. Appointments for Fall quarter are usually reviewed in June, winter quarter in October, and Spring quarter review will begin in February. To apply, please submit a CV, teaching statement, teaching evaluations (if available) and the names of three references to: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01470.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. See the review dates specified in UC Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for an upcoming opening. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic by law.

 


 

Jr. Specialist - Pooled Recruitment

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified Junior Specialists to conduct research in all our disciplines including Astrophysics and Cosmology, Biophysics, Condensed Matter Experimental Physics, Condensed Matter Theory, High Energy Experimental Physics, High Energy Theory, Gravity and Relativity and Mathematical Physics. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department. Positions may range from part-time to 100% time.

Appointees at this level enable research as part of a team.

Qualified applicants must possess, at minimum, a Bachelor's degree in Physics or closely related field at the time of application. Preferred qualifications: At least 2 years of previous research experience in Physics or closely related field.

Interested applicants should submit an application including a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for 3 references to the link below.

https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01484

The posting will remain open until October 31, 2019 to accommodate department needs 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.

Please note: The use of a temporary research titles pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. See the “Next Review Date” specified in UC Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for an upcoming opening. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

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.

 

Specialist (Assistant & Associate) - Pooled Recruitment

 

The Department of Physics is actively seeking Assistant and Associate Specialists to collaborate with faculty and other researchers in the department. This is a large, pooled recruitment covering many disciplines and research foci within the area of Physics. These areas of research include: Astrophysics and Cosmology, Biophysics, Condensed Matter Experimental Physics, Condensed Matter Theory, High Energy Experimental Physics, High Energy Theory, Gravity and Relativity and Mathematical Physics. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed through October 31, 2019. Qualified applicants must possess, at minimum, a Master's (or equivalent) degree at the time of application, or five years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization. To be considered for Associate rank, applicants must have a Master's (or equivalent) degree or 5-10 years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization.

Interested applicants should submit their CV, statement of interest and contact information for 3 references to https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01485.

The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department. The use of a pooled recruitment does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. Positions may range from part time to full time.

Appointees to the Specialist series engage in specialized research, professional activity, and University and/or public service. Specialists use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions to the research enterprise of the University and to achieve recognition in the professional and scientific community. Specialists may participate in University and/or public service depending upon funding source and duties of the position.

Additional Information related to levels (Specialist series ranks)

• Assistant Specialist: Appointees at this level enable research as part of a team and may provide some independent input into the planning and execution of the research.

• Associate Specialist: Appointees normally provide considerable independent input into the planning and execution of the research, have a record of academic accomplishments, including contributions to published research in the field, and a demonstrated record of University and/or public service.

Salary is dependent on experience, qualifications, and hiring level.

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.

 

Specialist (Full) - Pooled Recruitment

 

The Department of Physics is actively seeking Specialists to collaborate with faculty and other researchers in the department. This is a large, pooled recruitment covering many disciplines and research foci within the area of Physics. These areas of research include: Astrophysics and Cosmology, Biophysics, Condensed Matter Experimental Physics, Condensed Matter Theory, High Energy Experimental Physics, High Energy Theory, Gravity and Relativity and Mathematical Physics. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed through October 31, 2019. Qualified applicants must possess, at minimum, a PhD (or equivalent) degree at the time of application. Applicants with at least 4 years of research experience in the desired field are preferred.

Interested applicants should submit their CV, statement of interest and contact information for 3 references to https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01495.

The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department. The use of a pooled recruitment does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. Positions may range from part time to full time.

Appointees to the Specialist series engage in specialized research, professional activity, and University and/or public service. Specialists use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions to the research enterprise of the University and to achieve recognition in the professional and scientific community. Specialists may participate in University and/or public service depending upon funding source and duties of the position.

Additional Information related to levels (Specialist series ranks)

• Specialists normally provide considerable independent input into the planning and execution of the research, have a significant record of academic accomplishments, including contributions to published research in the field, and a demonstrated record of University and/or public service. They must possess a PhD (or equivalent degree) in one of the relevant areas of Physics listed above.

Salary is dependent on experience, qualifications, and hiring level.

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.

 

Project Scientist (Assistant, Associate or Full) - Pooled Recruitment

 

The Department of Physics is actively seeking Project Scientists (Assistant, Associate and Full) to collaborate with faculty and other researchers in the department. This is a large, pooled recruitment covering many disciplines and research foci within the area of Physics. These areas of research include: Astrophysics and Cosmology, Biophysics, Condensed Matter Experimental Physics, Condensed Matter Theory, High Energy Experimental Physics, High Energy Theory, Gravity and Relativity and Mathematical Physics. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed through October 31, 2019. Qualified applicants must possess, at minimum, a PhD (or equivalent) degree in a relevant field at the time of application.

Interested applicants should submit their CV, cover letter and contact information for 3 references to https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01496.

The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department. The use of a pooled recruitment does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. Positions may range from part time to full time.

The titles in the Project Scientist series are given only to those who make significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project. Appointees may be ongoing members of a research team, or may contribute high-level skills to a specific project for a limited time. Demonstrated capacity for fully independent research or research leadership as required in the Researcher series are not required in this series. However, a broad range of knowledge and competency and a higher level of independence than appointees in the Specialist series are expected. Project Scientists may participate in University and/or public service depending upon funding source and duties of the position.

Salary is dependent on experience, qualifications, and hiring level.

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.

 

 

Project Scientist

The Lipshutz Group in the Institute for Terahertz Science & Technology seeks a Project Scientist to assist with the development and execution of highly sustainable chemistry. The project will mainly include C-C, C-N, C-O, and C-S bond formation reactions in water. The successful candidate must hold a PhD in Chemistry at the time of application with a strong emphasis in Organic Chemistry, and an understanding of reagents and technologies enabling organic synthesis in organic solvents to sustainable chemistry in water. We seek a candidate with at least 4 years of experience in highly sustainable chemistry through application of parts per million (ppm) metal catalysis, and water-based technologies for the synthesis of highly functional molecules which could be directly used in the preparation of pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals or organic materials.

The successful applicant will be working as part of a team involving graduate students, faculty and professionals in Organic Chemistry. The ability to work as part of a team with collaborators is critical.

Technical writing skills for publishing papers is also desired.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience in accordance with University of California policy. This is a 100 % FTE position and the anticipated start date will be Winter 2020.

Applicants should submit their cover letter, CV and references by the initial review date of April 26, 2019 deadline but the recruitment will remain open until the close date of May 13, 2019. All application must be received through UC Recruit at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01467

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.


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