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Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Faculty Position in Experimental or Theoretical Physics

Applications Due:
December 15, 2020

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The Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track position in experimental and/or theoretical physics, astrophysics and cosmology. We are conducting a very broad search spanning all areas of physics. We are seeking highly qualified candidates committed to a career in research and teaching. The term of an initial untenured appointment is four years, and the appointment is contingent upon completion of the Ph.D. Reappointment beyond the initial term is contingent upon successful review conducted prior to the commencement of the fourth year.

Consideration of applications will begin on December 15, 2020 and applicants are encouraged to submit materials before this date. Caltech has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.

Applicants should include:

  • a brief essay describing academic qualifications and professional experiences, how they will bring value to the Institute’s curricula, and how they will align with current faculty research interests, including an outline of research goals and plans;
  • a teaching statement, including approach to and philosophy of teaching;
  • a diversity and inclusion statement that discusses past and/or anticipated contributions to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, and/or outreach;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a list of papers published and submitted with refereed papers indicated, and
  • at least three letters of reference to be uploaded by the letter writer. Please also include the names and email addresses of the referees in the application.

If there are any questions during the search process, please contact us at physics-search@caltech.edu.

Instructions for Applicants

  1. Create an account.
  2. Fill out the application form.
  3. After you submit your application form send the link that is provided to your three references and have them upload their letters of recommendation.
  4. Upload the following documents (as individual files or in one combined pdf):
    • a brief essay describing academic qualifications and professional experiences, how they will bring value to the Institute’s curricula, and how they will align with current faculty research interests, including an outline of research goals and plans;
    • a teaching statement, including approach to and philosophy of teaching;
    • a diversity and inclusion statement that discusses past and/or anticipated contributions to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, and/or outreach;
    • a curriculum vitae, and
    • a list of papers published and submitted with refereed papers indicated.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Click here to read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO).

Caltech is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. To request disability accommodations for any part of the interview or hiring process, please contact 626-395-4249 for assistance or contact physics-search@caltech.edu.