Department Openings

Faculty Position in Neutrino Physics

Faculty Professor Assistant - Full-Time (22007677) (taleo.net)

University of Pittsburgh
Department of Physics and Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a new faculty member in our experimental neutrino physics group to join our tenured or tenure-stream faculty. In addition to an appointment in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, any appointment will also be associated with the Pittsburgh Particle physics, Astrophysics, and Cosmology Center (PITT PACC). This appointment, which is subject to budgetary approval, would begin in the fall term 2023, or thereafter.

Present HEP faculty members have expertise in collider and neutrino experiments; applicants who can enhance or extend our existing program are required. The focus of the search is on experimentalists with demonstrated abilities in neutrino physics research. A PhD in physics or astrophysics or related field is required. The Pitt neutrino group has a strong effort in neutrino physics including focus on detailed studies of neutrino interactions with matter, accelerator based neutrino oscillations that have produced intriguing indications of CP violation in the lepton sector and BSM physics. Applicants would be expected to attract external funding and to pursue a creative, independent and broad-based research program. The successful candidate is encouraged to initiate new directions within the neutrino physics field or closely related field, as well as maintain some cohesion with current neutrino group efforts. The ability to teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels is essential to the position. The successful candidate should also be able to interact with other members of our Department as well as connect with the broader scientific community in Pittsburgh.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by December 1, 2022. However, applications will be accepted for the duration of the search. Applicants can apply online at: Job Description - Faculty Professor Assistant - Full-Time (22007677) (taleo.net). Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, publication list, a statement explaining your research accomplishments and future plans, a statement discussing your teaching experience, interests, and approaches, and a statement addressing your views and ideas about advancing the university’s goal of recruiting and supporting a diverse student population. Three letters of recommendation should be emailed to slogan@pitt.edu. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

Faculty Position in Condensed Matter Theory

Faculty Professor Assistant - Full-Time (22008204) (taleo.net)

University of Pittsburgh
Department of Physics and Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh (http://www.physicsandastronomy.pitt.edu/) invites applications for a new faculty member in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics.  This appointment, which is subject to budgetary approval, will be at the Assistant Professor level and will begin with the Fall Term 2023, or thereafter.

While applications over a wide range of specialties are encouraged, the successful candidate will enhance or strategically complement existing theoretical and experimental programs in our department.  There will be some preference given to applications of those working in the following areas: Quantum Physics at the Interface of Physics, Quantum Information; Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems; Strongly Correlated Systems; Quantum Control and Engineering in Novel Physical Systems; Quantum Simulations and Computations. The position requires a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related area.  All candidates should have the potential to teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and to attract external funding for a creative, independent and broad-based research program.

Candidates from groups traditionally underrepresented in physics are strongly encouraged to apply.  One of the major strategic goals of the University of Pittsburgh is to “Embrace Diversity and Inclusion”; therefore, candidates should be committed to a program of teaching and research which will involve and support a diverse student population.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by December 31, 2022.  However, applications will be accepted for the duration of the search.  Applicants can apply online at Faculty Professor Assistant - Full-Time (22008204).  Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, publication list, a statement explaining your research accomplishments and future plans, a statement explaining your research accomplishments and future plans, a statement discussing your teaching experience, interests, and approaches, and a statement addressing your views and ideas about advancing the university’s goal of recruiting and supporting a diverse student population; three letters of recommendation should be emailed to slogan@pitt.edu. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.  EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

Research Assistant Position in LINCC Frameworks

Faculty Professor Research Assistant - Full-Time (22008499) (taleo.net)

University of Pittsburgh
Department of Physics and Astronomy

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for two full-time research scientists as part of the LINCC Frameworks program, with a start date of September 2023 or earlier.  LINCC research scientists will work with a team of professional software engineers to develop software frameworks for time domain, extragalactic, and/or Solar System analyses with the Vera C. Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST), make use of them in original research activities, and help to provide user support and training.  We seek computationally talented scientists with a background in astronomy for these appointments, which will be made at the rank of non-tenure-stream Research Assistant Professor.  

The LINCC Frameworks project is a multi-institutional collaboration through the LSST Corporation that will build analysis frameworks that can store, search, analyze and annotate data of LSST-like volume and complexity.  Initial implementations of these frameworks will be tested through application to precursor survey datasets.  These positions at the University of Pittsburgh are part of a partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, one of the LINCC hubs.

Activities will include helping to produce, critique, and improve the LINCC frameworks as well as disseminating results. Research scientists will help to develop example notebooks, facilitate testing for science use cases, and provide user support to ensure the scientific utility of the products. Successful candidates will be able to further their own research goals via the LINCC analysis frameworks. 

Inquiries should be directed to Professor Jeffrey Newman (janewman@pitt.edu) or Professor Michael Wood-Vasey (wmwv@pitt.edu).  Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, CV, research statement, and diversity statement. Candidates should have 3 reference letters sent to Jeffrey Newman (janewman@pitt.edu) with the subject line LINCC by 15 December, 2022 to ensure full consideration; applications will continue to be considered on a rolling basis.  For details on requirements for these positions and to apply, go to https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_faculty_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=22008499&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York.

The University of Pittsburgh and its Department of Physics and Astronomy are strongly committed to fostering equity, inclusion, and diversity at all levels. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

Updated October 2022.