Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) Permanent Member

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Position title: Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) Permanent Member

Salary range: The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 1 for the salary range. A reasonable estimate for this position is $150,000 - $400,000. “Offscale salaries”, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide minimum salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Percent time: 100%

Anticipated start: January 1, 2024



Open date: June 19, 2023

Next review date: Tuesday, Aug 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Dec 29, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.



The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) at the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks applications for a Permanent Member with a start date as

soon as January 1, 2024. The KITP contributes to all areas of theoretical physics through its programs, conferences, and the research of the permanent

members, postdoctoral scholars and graduate fellows. The finalist recommended for hire will be offered a joint appointment as a member of the KITP, and as a

tenured ladder faculty member of the University of California, Santa Barbara's Physics Department. Though the search is focused in the field of fundamental

aspects of High Energy Theory, all fields of theoretical physics are being considered.

Duties of a Permanent Member are to carry out research, provide scientific leadership for the Institute, and mentor KITP’s early-career scientists. 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.



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A PhD in Physics or a closely allied field at the time of application.


Preferred qualifications

Preferred applicants will be in a faculty (or research equivalent) position at the time of application, have a demonstrated record of outstanding research in

theoretical physics, highly active current or near-term research program, demonstrated ability to mentor early career scientists, record of teaching, and

demonstrated commitment to intellectual leadership within the discipline.




Document requirements

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Statement of Research - Statement addressing current research and near-term new directions that

you envision (Not to exceed three pages)

Statement of Teaching (Optional)

Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or

service. (not to exceed two pages)

KITP Statement - Statement addressing the candidate's vision for engaging with KITP's mission of moving the field forward via enabling collaborativescience and mentoring early-career physicists (not to exceed 3 pages)

Cover Letter (Optional)


Reference requirements

3 required (contact information only)

At the time shortlisted candidates accept an invitation for interview, the department will request letters

through UCRecruit from references listed on the shortlisted candidate's application.


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Help contact: dill@physics.ucsb.edu



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