Posting Summary: The University of Virginia Department of Physics invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek a theoretical physicist with a strong record of research in the area of general relativity, gravitational waves, cosmology, and/or the nature of dark matter/dark energy. In addition to their primary role in the Physics department, it is highly desirable that the successful candidate can engage with the Department of Astronomy and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, whose headquarters are located on the grounds of the University of Virginia. We seek candidates who are dedicated to our educational mission and are passionate about teaching at a world-class, international university.
Upon joining the faculty at the University of Virginia, the new faculty member will be expected to establish a vibrant and successful research program in physics; obtain external funding; teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; provide service to the University, Department, and professional organizations; and mentor doctoral students.
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016; however, the position will remain open until filled. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2017, with an anticipated start date of July 25, 2017. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in physics or a related field at the time of application.
To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0619296 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and contact information for three references. Please have the reference letter writers email letters directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to:
Tammie Shifflett 434-924-6565 email@example.com
The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.
The University of Virginia assists UVA faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more about these services, please see http://provost.virginia.edu/dual-career.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.