The Department of Physics at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions (subject to the availability of funding) at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates at the Associate Professor and full Professor level will be considered. The department is interested in individuals who will contribute to diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service, and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. The department is especially interested in and values candidates who have experience working with diverse and underserved populations and have demonstrated a commitment to improving the diversity of their academic communities. The Department of Physics views inclusiveness and excellence as interconnected in the work of its faculty.
Topical areas of immediate highest priority for recruiting are: condensed matter theory including soft condensed matter, gravitational physics, relativistic heavy ion physics, experimental particle physics, and plasma physics including basic, high-energy density, space, and controlled fusion plasmas. Applications in other research areas are also welcome and will be given full consideration. In addition, our department is seeking applications in the areas of quantum materials and quantum information science through a separate advertisement (https://apply.interfolio.com/79208). Of high priority for all faculty positions is a commitment to excellence in teaching.
Positions in our department offer excellent start-up funding, salary, and laboratory space in a dynamic and highly interactive research environment.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) and a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and research.
Application Instructions: Please submit your application at (apply.interfolio.com/80279) and include: a cover letter, a description of research accomplishments and current and future research plans (limited to 4 pages), a statement of teaching experience, goals, and philosophy, a Curriculum Vitae, and a list of publications. Candidates are invited to submit a statement describing their contributions to diversity. Candidates are also required to request three letters of recommendation using the Interfolio website, which will email the referees with instructions to directly upload their letters of recommendation. Complete applications received by December 7, 2020 will be assured of full consideration.
About The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Physics
The College of Natural Sciences is one of the largest colleges of science in the United States, with a community of more than 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 700 tenure and non-tenure track faculty members, and 1,200 staff.
Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders
The College of Natural Sciences is a major source of future scientists, doctors, mathematicians, technologists, educators and entrepreneurs, and has become quite popular with students. We now graduate about 1,800 every year, more than double the number from 2001. In large measure, this success stems from our commitment to developing new paradigms for educating math and science students of the 21st century, thus improving retention, diversity and graduation rates. We believe that: All students should be placed in a small academic community program; Students learn best through gaining hands-on experience and experience in leadership roles; Technology can transform teaching and learning; The college has been a pioneer in this area.
Commitment to Basic Science and Discovery
Research is the core of the College of Natural Sciences. The college is home to many of the top faculty and best graduate students in the wor...ld, and its undergraduates learn by engaging in cutting-edge research in laboratories across campus. Our scientists and student have access to world-class research facilities, and grants and contracts awarded to faculty amount to more than $110 million per year. Through research programs in the college, faculty and students are developing new technologies, ideas and solutions that change the world.
Dean: Dr. Paul Goldbart
Largest college at The University of Texas at Austin
1 Nobel Laureate & 1 Abel Prize Winner
22 members of the National Academies
40 recipients of Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards
20 fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
3 recipients of the National Medal of Science
1 National Medal of Technology and Innovation recipient
>$100 million in extramural funding annually
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