Assistant/Associate/Professor of Physics & Astronomy

Salt Lake City, US
Salary + start-up, comprehensive health benefits and retirement
Sep 14, 2023
Posting live until
Oct 14, 2023

Faculty Positions in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

The University of Utah’s Department of Physics & Astronomy

We are excited to announce the commencement of our multi-year expansion initiative in experimental condensed matter physics. This aligns with our plans for the academic year 2024/2025, when the University of Utah’s Department of Physics & Astronomy is poised to relocate to the University of Utah’s Applied Sciences Building, providing newly built laboratory, office and educational spaces.

We are now actively seeking applications to fill one or more tenure-line faculty positions focusing on quantum materials, quantum information, quantum sensing, or quantum emulation research. We are particularly enthusiastic about candidates whose research interests in these areas connect with and further enrich existing experimental and/or theoretical condensed matter research programs at our department.

Qualifications: Candidates should have

  • A Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field;
  • A proven track record of research excellence and innovation;
  • Potential as excellent educators and mentors;
  • Potential for meaningful contributions to the mission of the University of Utah and the Department of Physics & Astronomy.

The University of Utah’s Department of Physics & Astronomy is committed to pursuing key science questions within an inclusive academic community; to training and diversifying the next generation of researchers, educators, and technology workforce leaders; and to inspiring an appreciation for knowledge in students and the wider community.

Application Details:

To ensure full consideration, all completed applications need to be submitted by November 17, 2023. A complete application should include only the following items:

  • A cover letter encapsulating the applicant’s enthusiasm for the position.
  • A detailed curriculum vitae.
  • An articulate statement of research interests and future plans.
  • A comprehensive statement elucidating the applicant’s teaching philosophy.
  • At a minimum, three letters of recommendation.

The anticipated starting date for the announced position(s) is August 2024.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

For any further inquiries or to request a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, or to report any instances of discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, please reach out to the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

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.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:


Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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