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Assistant Professor – Particle Theory - Department of Physics - Division of Math & Physical Sciences

Recruitment Period

Open September 1st, 2020 through Sunday, Nov 8, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Physics Department at the University of California, Berkeley is conducting an open search to fill a tenure-track faculty position for an Assistant Professor in Particle Theory with an expected start date of July 1, 2021. Applications are welcomed from researchers in core areas of particle theory (formal theory and phenomenology), and also in emerging areas of particle theory, such as connections to astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics, and new instrumentations.

The basic qualifications required to be considered for this position are a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree), or enrollment in a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent international degree is preferred by the date of hire.

The Department seeks candidates who have demonstrated originality and productivity in research, promise in teaching, and the potential to advance the department’s goal of a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive scholarly environment. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses.

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Applications must be received by November 8, 2020. All reference letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

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Job location

Berkeley, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement on Research Accomplishments and Plans

  • Statement on Teaching and Mentoring Experience, Interests, and Plans

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to

  • List of Publications - Include a comprehensive publication list, but please also include a separate list of what you would consider 3-5 of your most significant publications.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required