Assistant Professor of Physics

Charlottesville, VA
Mar 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Assistant Professor of Physics

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Department of Physics

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 09-13-2016

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia Department of Physics invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek a theoretical physicist with a strong record of research in the area of general relativity, gravitational waves, cosmology, and/or the nature of dark matter/dark energy. In addition to their primary role in the Physics department, it is highly desirable that the successful candidate can engage with the Department of Astronomy and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, whose headquarters are located on the grounds of the University of Virginia. We seek candidates who are dedicated to our educational mission and are passionate about teaching at a world-class, international university.

Upon joining the faculty at the University of Virginia, the new faculty member will be expected to establish a vibrant and successful research program in physics; obtain external funding; teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; provide service to the University, Department, and professional organizations; and mentor doctoral students.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016; however, the position will remain open until filled. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2017, with an anticipated start date of July 25, 2017. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in physics or a related field at the time of application.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (, search on posting number 0619296 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and contact information for three references. Please have the reference letter writers email letters directly to

Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to:

Tammie Shifflett

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The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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