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Assistant Professor in Experimental Physics / Experimental Astrophysics

Stanford University

Last Updated: 11/19/22

Job Description

Assistant Professor in Experimental Physics / Experimental Astrophysics

The Department of Physics at Stanford University seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in any area of experimental physics or experimental astrophysics including new and growing subdisciplines of physics. Applicants should demonstrate the potential to build an outstanding, independent, research program at the forefront of these fields. The appointee should possess good communication skills and a commitment to teaching and mentoring. They will be expected to teach and advise an increasingly diverse cohort of students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applications are welcome from all candidates, including those with backgrounds that are under-represented in the department. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant area at the time of appointment, which is expected to begin on September 1, 2023.

Candidates should apply through:

Assistant Professor in Experimental Physics / Experimental Astrophysics

and upload:

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae (including a publication list)
  • a research statement describing the applicant’s past and current research and a vision and plan for the future (no more than three single-spaced pages)
  • a description of the applicant’s teaching and mentoring philosophy, approach and experience including their goals for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (no more than one single-spaced page)

The candidates should have at least three and no more than five letters of reference submitted to Eldridge Thomas.

The Physics Department, School of Humanities and Sciences, and Stanford University value faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Further information about Stanford’s Department of Physics, including a description of its mission and commitment to equity and inclusion may be found at Inquiries may be directed to Eldridge Thomas, Faculty Affairs Administrator, Stanford Physics Department (

Completed applications should be received by November 13, 2022; late applications may be considered at the discretion of the search committee.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical missions.

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Stanford, California, United States