Assistant Professor in Experimental High Energy Physics

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Work type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Grant or Research Administration
Department:16360100 - LS-PHYSICS-GENERAL

Classification Title: Assistant Professor
Job Description:

The Department of Physics of the University of Florida’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-accruing position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 16, 2023. The area of interest is the experimental particle physics research conducted at the Large Hadron Collider with the CMS experiment.

UF has one of the largest US university groups in the CMS experiment, comprising several faculty members, students, postdocs, scientists, and engineers. The group currently leads projects and teams in the areas of physics analyses, detector and trigger upgrades, operations, computing, and software. Projects include measurements and searches involving the Higgs boson, a variety of new physics searches, muon detector, and trigger upgrades and operations, and a Tier-2 computing center. The new faculty member is expected to attract external research funding, enhance the group’s efforts, and develop innovative new projects. We seek scholars with significant evidence of a well-developed research trajectory, the ability to collaborate in small and large groups, and the ability to supervise and mentor students and postdoctoral researchers. Applicants may contact the search chair, Dr. Korytov (, with any questions.

The University of Florida is ranked fifth among the top US public universities. The Department of Physics comprises 50 faculty leading innovative research across the fields of physics, including elementary particle physics, astrophysics, biological physics, and condensed matter/materials physics. The department enjoys a multitude of synergies internally and with other university units and global initiatives. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. To learn more, applicants are encouraged to visit the department website

Expected Salary:

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

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants will have a Ph.D. in Physics.

Preferred Qualifications:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at (search job 524028). A complete application includes (1) a cover letter summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) research statement and goals, (4) a statement on teaching, (5) a statement of past and planned contributions to diversity and inclusivity in physics, and (6) the names and contact information of three or more individuals who will provide confidential letters of recommendation.

Complete applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

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

The University of Florida 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. 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.  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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