Department of Physics & Astronomy


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at San Francisco State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in theoretical high-energy physics. We are also interested in applicants working at the interface of particle and nuclear theory. Specific interests among the current particle physics faculty include lattice gauge theory, nonperturbative aspects of quantum field theory and hadronic physics. In exceptional cases an appointment at the associate professor level will be considered. More information about our department can be found by browsing this site.

The department offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and is committed to excellence in both research and teaching. We seek candidates who are outstanding researchers, and who are enthusiastic about mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and involving Master’s students in their research. Faculty members with funded research programs typically teach two courses per semester. The salary is to be negotiated, commensurate with experience.

SFSU, a member of the California State University system, serves a diverse student body of 30,000 students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom, and human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SFSU faculty are expected to be effective teachers and to demonstrate professional achievement through research, scholarship, and/or creative work.

A Ph.D. in physics and at least one year of postdoctoral experience are required. Applications must be received by Monday, December 1, 2014. Applications must include curriculum vitae, a publication list, a research summary, and a statement of teaching experience and interests. Applications must be submitted electronically using the Academic Jobs Online web site . Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent separately (references also submit their letters electronically using the Academic Jobs Online web site no later than Dec. 1, 2014). SFSU is an Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from women, members of all ethnic groups, veterans, and people with disabilities.

Inquiries should be sent to Dr. Maarten Golterman, department chair.


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