The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a tenure-track position in Condensed Matter Theory. Exceptional candidates from all areas of theoretical condensed matter physics, particularly quantum matter and strongly correlated systems, are encouraged to apply. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidates should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Physics, and are expected to establish a dynamic research program and participate effectively in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Salary is commensurate with qualifications, training, and experience.


Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, list of publications, a minimum of three letters of reference, and statements of research and teaching interests. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion must also be included in the application materials, as described here.


Submit application materials through the UCI Recruit website:


For full consideration, candidates should apply on-line by December 1, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately upon receipt of a completed application. The search will remain open until the position is filled.


For further information, please visit or contact the Departmental chair, James Bullock at


The Physics and Astronomy Department and the School of Physical Science is committed to inclusive excellence and diversity.


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