Assistant Professor of Physics (University of Florida): Particle Theory

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Work type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Social/Behavioral Science
Department:16360100 - LS-PHYSICS-GENERAL

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Job Description:

The Department of Physics at the University of Florida (UF) has an opening for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in theoretical particle physics to begin August 16, 2023. We seek highly qualified candidates from all areas of particle theory including beyond the Standard Model physics, string theory, collider physics, quantum gravity, cosmology, and dark matter studies.

This position offers the opportunity to interact with the Department’s research efforts in theoretical astrophysics and condensed matter physics, experimental particle physics (CMS, Belle II, DUNE), dark matter detection (ADMX, CDMS, ALPS) and gravitational wave detection (LIGO, LISA). It also provides access to the UF HiPerGator research computing center.

The University of Florida, a Top 10 public university, is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. The department particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. In addition, the university is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

Expected Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent). Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body, while establishing a well-recognized research program, is essential.

Preferred Qualifications:

Relevant postdoctoral research experience is preferred

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must be submitted online at (search job 523991), and must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae with publication list, (3) a research statement, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, (5) a statement of past and/or planned contributions to diversity and inclusivity in physics, and (6) at least three confidential letters of recommendation. Reference providers will only be notified of their upload link once an application is submitted in full, so early completion of an application is highly recommended. To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by December 1, 2022. For more information, please contact Prof. Pierre Sikivie (

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

 If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

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