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Assistant Professor (a joint position with LBNL) – Nuclear Astrophysics/Fundamental Symmetries Theory – Department of Physics

Position overview

Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

Application Window

Open September 22nd, 2021 through Friday, Nov 19, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Physics Department at the University of California (UC), Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) are conducting a joint, open search to fill a tenure-track faculty position for an Assistant Professor in Nuclear Astrophysics/Fundamental Symmetries Theory with UC Berkeley and a Staff Scientist position at LBNL. We seek applicants from all related areas of the field: nuclear and neutrino astrophysics, fundamental symmetries, many-body theory including lattice QCD and quantum computation, high energy nuclear physics including the Electron-Ion Collider, and other emerging areas.

Berkeley Lab (LBNL) is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to continue building community with these shared values and commitments. For more information, please see:

UC Berkeley Physics strives to make all physicists feel welcome and included at all stages of their careers. Applicants are invited to learn about our department and its mission to remove barriers to entry and strengthen pathways into physics. The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples, single parents, and candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    A Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree), or enrollment in a Ph.D. program (or equivalent) at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications

    A PhD (or equivalent international degree) by the date of hire.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research Accomplishments and Plans

  • Statement of 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

Letters should be requested by applicant to references through the AP Recruit system. We prefer to receive letters of reference by the application due date.

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Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley 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, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

In searches when letters of reference are required all 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 letter.

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. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

Job location

Berkeley, CA