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Last updated: February 2022

Research Faculty are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and undertake service activities. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in physics or a related field, a record of original research accomplishments, and the potential to develop a successful independent research program. 

 

Open Positions

  • Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Riverside invites highly qualified experimental physicists to apply for an Academic-year tenure-track faculty position in the field of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics. Candidates should possess a record of demonstrated excellence in research in forefront areas of quantum materials and devices, including but not limited to, synthesis and fabrication of novel quantum materials and nanoscale devices, study of novel quantum properties, and systems for quantum sensing and information applications. This appointment is expected to complement our existing strength in the areas of spintronics, 2D materials, topological materials, nanoelectronics, nanophotonics and related fields The successful candidate will actively collaborate with the condensed matter theory faculty in our department and materials science faculty on campus. UCR has excellent infrastructures to support cutting-edge materials science research such as two class-100/1000 cleanrooms for nanofabrication and various state-of-the-art microanalysis tools, an electron microscopy center, and other shared characterization facilities. The successful candidate is expected to establish an outstanding and well-funded research program involving graduate students and postdoctoral scientists, and to contribute to departmental teaching at all levels.

    Advancement through the Professor ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years each of which includes substantial peer input.

    To apply: submit curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of research, statement of teaching, statement of past and/or planned future contributions to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence, 3 letter of recommendation to https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01526.

    Review of applications will commence on 3/30/2022, and proceed until position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications prior to the above date.

    For more information about this position, please contact Professor Jing Shi, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Physics and Astronomy at jing.shi@ucr.edu. For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact Mrs. Kendall Dunmore-Balderrama Academic Personnel, at Kendall.dunmore@ucr.edu.

  • Assistant Professor Position in Particle Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Gravitational Waves

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Riverside invites highly qualified experimental physicists to apply for an Academic-year tenure-track in the fields of Particle Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravitational Waves.

    Candidates should possess a record of demonstrated excellence in research. The successful candidate is expected to establish an outstanding and well-funded research program involving graduate students and postdoctoral scientists, and to contribute to departmental teaching at all levels. We are initiating a new experimental group at UC Riverside to augment and complement ongoing efforts in particle physics and astronomy. We are seeking independent researchers, who will build significant on-campus research efforts involving undergraduates, graduate students and postdocs on the forefront experimental programs in this general area of physics. We anticipate that individual hires may work together or on different experimental projects. We seek individuals with strong academic promise, who can build significant research efforts at UCR in forefront areas that will complement existing programs in our department.

    Candidates for this position are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in physics or a related field. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, a statement of research and teaching objectives, a statement addressing the candidate’s past and potential future contributions to promote academic diversity and arrange to have at least four referees submit their letter of recommendation directly via the AP Recruit site at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01536

    For inquiries regarding the position, please contact the search committee Chair, Prof. Barry Barish (barry.barish@ucr.edu). For inquiries regarding the application process, please contact Kendall Dunmore-Balderrama (kendall.dunmore@ucr.edu).

    Review of applications will commence on April 11, 2022 and proceed until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants must submit their complete applications by the above date. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input. Minorities and members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

     

    University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy

    As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

  • Postdoctoral Position in Experimental Precision Measurements Using Atomic Force Microscopy Techniques

    The Mohideen lab in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Riverside, invites applications for a postdoctoral position to conduct research in precision measurements of the Casimir Force using Atomic Force Microscopy based techniques. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in experimental physics. Experience with Atomic Force Microscopy, fiber optics and optical interferometry is strongly preferred.

    To apply: submit a Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae to Professor Umar Mohideen at umar.mohideen@ucr.edu.  Review of applications will commence on June 1, 2022 and proceed until position is filled.  For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications prior to the above date. 

    UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

    University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy: As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy.  All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees.  (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)  Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

  • Postdoc Position in Theoretical Soft Condensed Matter and Computational Biophysics

    We invite applications for two postdoc positions in theoretical and computational soft condensed matter and biophysics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UC Riverside working with Professor Roya Zandi. As part of the Zandi group, the candidate will have the opportunity to work collaboratively on a variety of projects including elasticity theory of two-dimensional surfaces, virus assembly and formation, conformations of RNA and other polyelectrolytes in confined regions, motor-driven intracellular transport, heterogeneous active matter and fluctuation-induced (Casimir) forces in various systems.  

    One of the positions is part of a multidisciplinary, multi-campus effort connected to the established UC Consortium on Coronavirus Research.  The primary goal of the group is to elucidate the mechanisms of the assembly of coronaviruses using analytical theory and computer simulation.  The postdoc will work closely with Roya Zandi at UC Riverside in collaboration with Ajay Gopinathan (UC Merced) and Patrice Koehl (UC Davis). Both postdocs will also work closely with the experimentalists on three campuses to develop theory and numerical simulation for the design, analysis, and interpretation of relevant experiments. The position comes with multiple opportunities for professional development and meaningful mentorship, outreach and community engagement.

    Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. 

    To apply, candidates should send their application materials to roya.zandi@ucr.edu, including a CV, a list of publications, and contact information of three references. Women and under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply.

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