Assistant Professor – Physics

Houston, Texas, United States

Job description

Salary: 80,000 – 89,000
Organization: H0112 Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Houston invites applications for an entry-level faculty position in experimental nuclear or particle physics, with an emphasis on research areas currently being pursued in the department, including neutrino physics and searches for rare processes. The University of Houston Nuclear and Particle Physics group is currently active in experiments including DUNE, NOvA, DarkSide, HUNTER, Mu2e, STAR, and ALICE. Present activities, funded by both DOE and NSF grants, involve instrumentation development, experimental design, and data analysis. The department is searching for candidates who can demonstrate exceptional leadership in their research field. Candidates must also show the potential to become outstanding teachers at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate would be expected to meet academic teaching responsibilities and secure research grants to support their research activities.

The University is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and has been recognized as the second most racially and ethnically diverse research institution in the nation. UH is an ADVANCE institution, one of a select group of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM.

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


PhD in Physics or related discipline.

How to apply

Applicants should apply by submitting a Curriculum Vitae summarizing their past activities and accomplishments, a list of publications, a statement of future research interests, and the names of 4 persons who can speak to their credentials. The search committee will contact these referees.

Additional information about the department can be found at

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue through Dec. 10, 2017 or until the position is filled.

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