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Tenure-Track Professor in Physics

Harvard University
North Cambridge, MA
Closing date
Nov 21, 2023

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Title Tenure-Track Professor in Physics

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Physics

Position Description

The Department of Physics at Harvard University seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in theoretical physics. The areas of interest include: theory of soft and living matter or physical aspects of quantum information theory. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2024. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate or terminal degree in Physics or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications

Strong research record and a commitment to undergraduate teaching and graduate training.

Special Instructions

The search committee plans to begin its deliberations on November 20, 2023. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (
  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and practices)
  4. Research statement
  5. Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.
  6. Names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate's application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate's undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor.
  7. Publications or copies of creative works, if applicable

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC -recommended vaccines.

Contact Information

Search Committee, c/o Jolanta Davis, Academic Program Specialist, Department of Physics, Harvard University, 17 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138,

Contact Email

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed 5


assistant, associate, faculty, instructor, tenure track

Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England

Soft matter, living matter, theory of soft and living matter, physical aspects of quantum information theory

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