Assistant Professor position in the fields of Neutrino Physics, Particle Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravitational Waves

University of California Riverside

Job Description


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California invites highly qualified experimental physicists to apply for an academic-year tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the fields of Neutrino Physics, Particle Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravitational Waves. We have recently made new faculty appointments in experimental gravitational waves, experimental dark matter searches, and cosmic microwave background observations. This appointment will complement them.


The position has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024. Candidates should possess a record of demonstrated excellence in research. The successful candidate is expected to establish an outstanding and well-funded research program involving graduate students and postdoctoral scientists, and to contribute to departmental teaching at all levels. We are seeking an independent researcher, who will build a significant on-campus research effort on the forefront of an experimental program in this general area of physics that will complement existing programs in our department.


The current 9-month base pay range is $74,600 to $97,200. Additional compensation may include summer salary from research grant funds. Other components of pay are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.


Candidates for this position are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in physics or a related field. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications.


Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.


To apply: submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, a statement of research and teaching objectives, a statement addressing the candidate's past and potential future contributions to promote academic diversity and arrange to have at least three referees submit their letter of recommendation directly via the AP Recruit site at


Review of applications will commence on November 19th, 2023, and proceed until position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications prior to the above date.


For more information about this position, please contact Barry Barish, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Physics and Astronomy, at For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact Mrs. Christina Taylor, Academic Personnel, at


UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy: As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs (, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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