Skip to main content

Theoretical Particle Physics Faculty Position University of California, Irvine

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 9th, 2019

Last review date: Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Jul 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in Theoretical Particle Physics with an expected start date of July 1, 2020. We welcome applications from candidates across all areas of Theoretical Particle Physics. Preference will be given to scholars who have demonstrated excellence, originality, and productivity in research and have shown promise in teaching.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Physics, and are expected to establish a dynamic research program and participate effectively in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Salary is commensurate with qualifications, training, and experience.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, list of publications, a minimum of three letters of reference, and statements of research and teaching interests. Guidance in writing the teaching statement can be found here. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion must also be included in the application materials, as described here.

Submit application materials through the UCI Recruit website:

For full consideration, candidates should apply on-line by November 20, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately upon receipt of a completed application. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

For further information, please visit or contact the Search Committee Chair, Mu-Chun Chen,

The University of California, Irvine has an active career partner program, is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence in diversity, and has an NSF advance program for gender equity. The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location



Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required