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Assistant Professor of Theoretical Soft Condensed Matter Physics

New York University
Grand Central, NY
Closing date
Sep 20, 2023

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The Department of Physics at New York University invites applications for a faculty position in the general area of theoretical soft condensed matter physics, including biological applications.

This position is part of the initiative to develop NYU's Center for Soft Matter Research. More information about current research programs in the Department and the Center can be found at The opening is for a theoretical physicist at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor. A successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and is expected to establish a leading research program in their field and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The appointment can begin as early as September 1, 2022, pending administrative and budgetary approval.

Interested candidates should apply online here with

(1) a curriculum vitae including a list of publications,

(2) a description of current and planned research activities,

(3) a discussion of current and planned teaching and outreach activities

(4) the names of three references, and

(5) a cover letter applying for the position that includes a diversity statement. Because diversity and inclusion are an important part of the NYU mission, candidates should include a paragraph in their cover letter indicating how diversity and inclusion figure into their past, present, and future teaching, research, and community engagement. (Additional information can be found here:

Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2021.

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A successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and is expected to establish a leading research program in their field and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels

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