Assistant Level Faculty Position in Theoretical Astrophysics

University of California Santa Barbara

United States



The Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Theoretical Astrophysics at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019 . The department has close affiliations with the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, the University of California Observatories, and the Las Cumbres Observatory. Further information may be found at these websites:,

Responsibilities of faculty members include teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentorship of graduate students, participation in university service and professional activities, and the development of an actively funded research program of the highest quality. Applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field (or equivalent degree) except the dissertation at the time of application. PhD degree expected by appointment start date. A demonstrated record of excellence in research, and a record of (or potential for) outstanding teaching are desired. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include: 
• Cover letter 
• Curriculum vitae
• Statement of research
• Statement of teaching
• Complete List of publications
• Applicants will need to arrange for at least 3 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website.

A statement of contributions to outreach and diversity is also welcome, but not required.

Applications received by Dec 1, 2018 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit

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, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Santa Barbara, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Complete List of Publications

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. 

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required


  1. Create an ApplicantID
  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information

In your application, please refer to


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