THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS within the Division of Physical Sciences at the University of California, San Diego (http://physics.ucsd.edu) is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and invites applications for a tenure-track (Assistant Level) or a tenured (Associate Level) faculty position. Areas of interest include: Gravitational Wave Science broadly defined. This is a broad search for outstanding researchers in gravitational wave science, including theoreticians (fundamental gravitation theory, gravitational wave sources, analytic and numerical relativity), gravitational wave data analysts, relativistic astrophysicists, or experimentalists working on the design, development or construction of instrumentation for gravitational wave science. All positions are subject to availability of funding.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field and demonstrated potential for a recognized program of excellence in both teaching and research. Teaching in physics and related topics will be expected. Ideally, the candidate will have skills and interest in teaching lab and lecture courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. In addition, successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education and to helping shape and expand the University’s diversity initiatives (http://diversity.ucsd.edu/).
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scale. Review of applications will commence on December 5, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.
UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About UC San Diego Physics Department
Physics is a prominent, highly-ranked, and research-intensive department at UC San Diego, with 400+
employees, annual expenditures of roughly $30M, annual course enrollments greater than 16K, and
over 140K square feet of space in 8 campus buildings. Research and instructional activity occurs over
an unusually broad range of disciplinary areas, including: astrophysics & astronomy, atomic/molecular
physics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, controlled fusion & plasma physics, elementary
particle physics, nanoscience, and nonlinear dynamics.
Research activity occurs both on-campus and in multiple off-campus locations, including: U.S. National
Laboratories such as Argonne, Lawrence Livermore, and LANL (Los Alamos National Lab);
observatories throughout the world; Antarctica; and the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (the European
Organization for Nuclear Research) in Switzerland. Research collaborations frequently involve other
U.S. and international universities, National Labs, research institutes such as The Scripps Research
Institute and the Salk Institute; and/or companies such as SAIC and General Atomics. Sponsored
research activities are funded by 40-50 different fu...nding agencies, including NSF, NIH, DOE, DOD,
and AFOSR, and include complex multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, and multi-PI awards.
Instruction occurs at multiple levels. With approximately 150 students, the doctoral program has a
flexible and broad-based curriculum which leads to a Ph.D. in Physics or Physics with optional
specializations in Biophysics, Computational Science or Quantitative Biology. With nearly 600 Physics
majors, the undergraduate major program is one of the most productive in the nation. Students may
obtain B.S. degrees with optional specializations in Astrophysics, Biophysics, Computational Physics,
Earth Sciences, or Materials Physics, or B.A. degrees with an optional specialization in Secondary
Education. A special 5-year contiguous program leading to a B.S./M.S. in Materials Physics is also
available. Lower division courses allow students to satisfy their general education requirements and
serve as foundational courses for students majoring in the sciences and engineering.