Assistant Professor of Physics

University of Chicago

United States


The Department of Physics at the University of Chicago, together with research institutes and centers including the Enrico Fermi Institute and the James Franck Institute, is conducting a search at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor. The search is open to all subfields of experimental condensed matter and statistical physics, including soft condensed matter, complex fluids, far-from-equilibrium behavior, meta-materials, soft robotics, dynamical systems, and fluid dynamics (in all its guises). Department members play leading roles in a wide range of research areas; details can be found at the Department website. The University of Chicago has an inherently crosscutting and interdisciplinary structure that is supportive of newly emerging research opportunities.

Duties include conducting an independent research program, and teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Expected start date is in the 2024-2025 academic year.


Completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field at the time of hire.

Application Instructions

Applicants must apply online through the University of Chicago Academic Careers website at   and upload the following required materials: 

  • A cover letter.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A list of publications.
  • A research statement.
  • A teaching statement.
  • Applicants are required to request three confidential letters of recommendation via Interfolio.  

The University of Chicago is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at or phone at (877) 997-8807.

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