Tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the University of Florida (CMS)

Submitted by gpachoud on Thu, 10/07/2021 - 08:31

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, 2022. The area of interest is the experimental particle physics research conducted at the Large Hadron Collider with the CMS experiment. Applicants will have a Ph.D. in Physics. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.


The UF group is one of the largest US university groups in the CMS experiment and comprises 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 with the Higgs boson, a variety of new physics searches, muon detector and trigger upgrades/operations, and a Tier-2 computing center. The new faculty member is expected to attract external research funding, enhance our group's efforts, and develop innovative projects. We seek scholars with significant evidence of a developed research trajectory, the ability to collaborate in small and large groups, and the ability to supervise and mentor students and postdoctoral researchers.


The University of Florida is ranked the 5th best public university in the United States by US News and World Report 2022, with exceptional research, teaching, and a university-wide commitment to diversity. The Department of Physics comprises 50 faculty leading innovative research in many fields of physics, including astrophysics, biological physics, condensed matter/materials physics, and elementary particle physics. The department enjoys a multitude of synergies internally and with many other university units and global initiatives. To learn more, applicants are encouraged to visit the departmental website https://www.phys.ufl.edu. In case of questions, applicants can contact the search chair, Dr. Korytov (korytov@ufl.edu).


The Department of Physics particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see https://diversity.clas.ufl.edu/diversity-statement/ for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university and greater Gainesville communities offer a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.


Applications must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/95413. A complete application includes: (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 planned contributions to diversity and inclusivity in physics, and (6) at least three confidential letters of recommendation.


Complete applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2021. 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 final 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 education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.


The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.


The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.