Tenure track position in HEP-Theory

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Lima, Peru
Jul 09, 2024
Posting live until
Jul 25, 2024

The Department of Science of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) in Lima, Peru and its High Energy Physics Group invite applications for a 3-year tenure-track full-time faculty position from outstanding candidates with a strong research record in theoretical particle physics.

The HEP group at PUCP is the leading particle physics group in Peru and PUCP its top-tier university. We carry out theoretical and experimental research covering a wide range of subjects.

The desired profile focuses on theory/phenomenology of neutrinos and astroparticles. The HEP group researches topics such as heavy neutrino signals, tests of physics beyond the Standard Model through neutrino oscillations or interactions, cosmic ray propagation, characterization of cosmic ray and gamma ray showers, and the detection of long-lived particles in colliders.

The selected candidate will work in the Physics Section of the Science Department at PUCP with major emphasis in research activities within the HEP-group in any of the topics outlined above and also including teaching and supervision at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

The expected start date is March 2025.


Candidates are expected to fulfill the following requirements:

  • A Ph.D. in Physics
  • Preferably three or more years of postdoctoral experience.
  • A strong publication record excluding proceedings. A competitive record would be six publications in the last six years in Q1 or Q2 quartiles (Web of Science and Scopus).
  • Presentation of two or more talks/posters at peer-reviewed international academic conferences related to the area of specialization in the last three years.

Applications should be sent by August 30th, 2024. The following documents are required:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Scanned copies of degrees.
  • A cover letter (max 2 pages) including: academic background, current position, description of research area, major academic and professional achievements and interests and motivations for applying.
  • Research Statement (max 3 pages) including: summary of research, future research projects, synergy with the HEP-PUCP group research areas and academic links for collaborative projects
  • Three recommendation letters.

  • These should be submitted in a single PDF file to Mr. Oscar Chávez (ochavez@pucp.edu.pe) with the subject “Tenure Track: HEP Theory - LAST NAME”.

    The virtual evaluation process will include two seminars (research highlights and future research proposal with a personal interview).

    Further inquiries about the group and research topics can be addressed to Dr. Alberto Gago grupo.altas.energias@pucp.edu.pe

    For more information on the HEP-Group: https://investigacion.pucp.edu.pe/grupos/hep/

    Full details of the job posting can be found in the following link: