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Faculty Position in Theoretical Materials Research at University of California, Irvine

Position overview

Salary range: $79,900 - $103,700

Application Window

Open date: March 29, 2024

Most recent review date: Monday, Apr 29, 2024 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: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 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.

Position description

The University of California, Irvine (UCI), invites applications for an Assistant Professor faculty position in the area of theoretical materials science research, with an emphasis on quantum materials. The ideal candidate would lead dynamic research in materials simulations using a range of methodologies, including but not limited to density functional theory, quantum Monte Carlo, molecular dynamics, many-body techniques, machine learning, and quantum computation. This position will be affiliated with either the Department of Physics and Astronomy or the Department of Chemistry, depending on the qualifications and expertise of the selected candidate.

UCI has a vibrant and collaborative research environment in materials science, anchored by the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC,, which is supported by the National Science Foundation. UCI is also home to the Eddleman Quantum Institute (EQI, which fosters collaborations in research and education in the broad area of quantum science. Within this academic milieu, prospective candidates will find plentiful opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration and professional growth.

The University of California is one of the premier public university systems in the world. UC Irvine is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), is ranked as a top ten public university by U.S. News and World Report, and was identified by the New York Times as No. 1 among U.S. universities that do the most for low-income students. UCI is a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). These federal designations align with UCI’s aspiration to be a national leader and global model of inclusive excellence. UCI is 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 45 miles south of Los Angeles. Irvine offers a very pleasant year-round climate, numerous recreational and cultural opportunities, and one of the highest-ranked public school systems in the nation.

Please submit your application online at [] by the deadline of 4/30/2024. The review of applications will commence immediately after the deadline and will continue until the position is successfully filled.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have doctoral degree and post-doctoral experience in Theoretical Materials Science, Condensed Matter Theory, Quantum Chemistry Theory, or Applied Mathematics.

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About UC Irvine

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 anti-discrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA