Astronomy and Space Science, Physics: Condensed Matter, Physics: High Energy
The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah invites applications for the position of Professor and Chair of the Department. The successful candidate will be a distinguished scholar with an active research program who has a demonstrated track-record of leadership in an academic environment.
The Department’s 37 tenure-line faculty span a broad array of research specialties including biophysics, theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics, theoretical particle physics, experimental high energy astrophysics, cosmology, observational astronomy, and physics education research. The Department’s roughly $6M annual research expenditures support a newly reinvigorated graduate program, and roughly 35 postdocs and research faculty. Currently there are approximately 70 graduate students and approximately 200 undergraduate majors in the Department.
Applicants are invited to submit a CV and a cover letter addressing their interest in the position, their relevant experience including examples of administrative successes, and a brief statement of vision for advancement and growth of the Department. Applications will be treated confidentially until finalists are chosen and consent is given for the search committee to collect references.
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not
discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
Internal Number: PRN00469CF
About University of Utah, Physics & Astronomy
The mission of the University of Utah is to educate the individual and to discover, refine, and disseminate knowledge. As a major teaching and research university, the flagship institution of the Utah state system of higher education, the University of Utah strives to create an academic environment where the highest standards of scholarship and professional practice are observed and where responsibilities to students are conscientiously met. It recognizes the mutual relevance and interdependence of teaching and research as essential components of academic excellence. It welcomes students who are committed to learning and who conform to high academic standards. The right of free inquiry is zealously preserved; diversity is encouraged and respected; critical examination and creativity are promoted; and intellectual integrity and social responsibility are fostered. The University is fully committed to the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action, which are designed to ensure that each individual be provided with the opportunity for full, unhampered, and responsible participation in every aspect of campus life.
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