The Department of Physics is actively seeking Assistant and
Associate Specialists to collaborate with faculty and other
researchers in the department. This is a large, pooled recruitment
covering many disciplines and research foci within the area of
Physics. These areas of research include: Astrophysics and
Cosmology, Biophysics, Condensed Matter Experimental Physics,
Condensed Matter Theory, High Energy Experimental Physics, High
Energy Theory, Gravity and Relativity and Mathematical Physics.
Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed
through October 31, 2021. Qualified applicants must possess, at
minimum, a Master's (or equivalent) degree at the time of
application, or five years of experience demonstrating expertise in
the relevant specialization. To be considered for Associate rank,
applicants must have a Master's (or equivalent) degree or 5-10
years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant
specialization. Previous research experience in Physics or related
science field is preferred.
Interested applicants should submit their CV, cover letter and
arrange for 3 letters of reference to be submitted to [https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01916].
The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the
department. The use of a pooled recruitment does not guarantee that
an open position exists at the time you are applying. Positions may
range from part time to full time. The duration is to be determined
depending on funding and the available job.
Appointees to the Specialist series engage in specialized
research, professional activity, and University and/or public
service. Specialists use their professional expertise to make
scientific and scholarly contributions to the research enterprise
of the University and to achieve recognition in the professional
and scientific community. Specialists may participate in University
and/or public service depending upon funding source and duties of
Additional Information related to levels (Specialist series
- Assistant Specialist: Appointees at this level enable research
as part of a team and may provide some independent input into the
planning and execution of the research.
- Associate Specialist: Appointees normally provide considerable
independent input into the planning and execution of the research,
have a record of academic accomplishments, including contributions
to published research in the field, and a demonstrated record of
University and/or public service.
Salary is dependent on experience, qualifications, and hiring
The department is especially interested in candidates who can
contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic
community through research, teaching and service.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.