Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Theoretical High Energy Physics - Particle Cosmology

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, US
Closing date
12 Oct 2023

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Open Date: Sep 06, 2023


The https://www.physics.upenn.edu/ at the https://www.upenn.edu/ seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Theoretical High Energy Physics - Particle Cosmology. The successful candidate is expected to develop an innovative research program that will engage with Penn's vibrant high energy theory and particle cosmology community, and enhance its longstanding track record in those areas. Applicants should have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment, a research record demonstrating independence and originality, and strong interest in teaching and mentoring students.

Applicants must apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/131507. Required application materials include the following: curriculum vitae (with a list of publications), a statement of research interests (max. 3 pages, excluding references), a statement of teaching interest (max. 2 pages, excluding references), and the names and contact information of three referees. The statements should include a discussion of how the research and teaching plans align with Penn's commitment to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive physics community. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter to the website. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is July 1, 2024. For inquiries about this position, please contact Ms. Michelle Last (michlast@sas.upenn.edu).

The https://www.physics.upenn.edu/ combines world-leading science with a close-knit faculty-student community. We are housed within the https://www.sas.upenn.edu/, which is comprised of 28 academic departments, the https://www.college.upenn.edu/, the https://www.sas.upenn.edu/graduate/, and the https://www.lps.upenn.edu/. Interdisciplinary research and collaboration are supported by the https://www.hr.upenn.edu/PennHR/careers-at-penn/penn's-schools-and-centers as well as the proximity of resources on our contiguous https://facilities.upenn.edu/services/landscape in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We promote and encourage curiosity, intellectual engagement, and discovery among all our students and faculty. University, School, and departmental resources that support our student and faculty life include but are not limited to: the Offices of the https://faculty.upenn.edu/ and https://research.upenn.edu/, https://global.upenn.edu/, https://wellness.upenn.edu/, the https://ctl.upenn.edu/, the https://curf.upenn.edu/, and https://www.hr.upenn.edu/.

We seek candidates who share our strong commitment to research, teaching and mentoring, and to a scholarly community shaped by values of inclusive excellence. The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania is committed to cultivating and sustaining a community of students, scholars, researchers, and staff that reflects the diversity of our world. We nurture working and learning environments that are affirming, equitable, and inclusive. As a community, we are committed to thoughtful discussions and dynamic interactions as we strive for an environment where everyone is supported and valued. Please see our School's Inclusion and Antiracism Initiatives to learn more about our active priorities: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/2020-inclusion-and-anti-racism-initiatives.

Qualifications include

  • Demonstrated ability in research;
  • Capacity for teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and mentoring and supporting a diverse student body;
  • The ability to direct graduate/undergraduate research;
  • Candidates are expected to have a PhD by the time of appointment, which is July 1, 2024.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Attract external research funding
  • Contribute actively to Penn's longstanding effort in high energy theory and particle cosmology

Application instructions/Required documents:

Please provide the following application materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/131507:

  • Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications
  • Cover letter
  • Personal statement(s):
  • Research (max. 3 pages, excluding references)
  • Teaching (max. 2 pages, excluding references)

The statements should include a discussion of how the research and teaching plans align with Penn's commitment to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive physics community.

  • Contact information for three recommenders
  • Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Please contact Ms. Michelle Last (michlast@sas.upenn.edu, 215-898-5954) with questions regarding the application process.


Application Instructions

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/4587201

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the https://www.upenn.edu/affirm-action/ and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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