University of California, Berkeley: Faculty Position in Theoretical Physics

Assistant Professor

The Physics Department at the University of California, Berkeley is conducting an open search to fill a tenure-track faculty position for an Assistant Professor in Theoretical Physics with an expected start date of July 1, 2017.

We welcome applications from candidates across all areas of Theoretical Physics. Preference will be given to scholars who have demonstrated excellence, originality, and productivity in research, have shown promise in teaching, and have demonstrated a commitment to excellence by providing leadership towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and have a strong commitment to teaching, mentoring, and service. The basic qualification required to be considered an applicant is completion of all degree requirements for Ph.D. or equivalent degree except the dissertation at the time of application. Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required by the expected start date of the appointment.

To apply, please go to the following link: Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a bibliography, a statement of research, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Inclusion of a cover letter and/or a Statement of Contributions to Diversity are optional. When completing the online application, applicants should be sure to select the appropriate area(s) of specialization. Applicants should arrange to have between three to five letters of reference submitted through the online system and at least three of the letters should come from referees outside of the UC Berkeley system. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality:, prior to submitting their letters.

Applications must be received by November 18, 2016. Please direct questions to Brian Underwood, [email protected], (510) 642-3317.

The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents, and is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. Further information is available at

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last updated 2-Oct-2016