The SCGP Seeks Tenured Physics Professor (Permanent Faculty Member)

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook University seeks applications for one Tenured Professor position in Theoretical Physics; this candidate will also be Tenured Professors at the YITP/Department of Physics and Astronomy.

The search is open to outstanding candidates in any field of theoretical physics, ranging from Quantum Gravity to Condensed Matter physics. The applicant does not necessarily need to be tenured or be in a tenure track position at another institution.

This individual is expected to engage in research characterized by creativity and vision, and in mentorship with a commitment to inclusivity. There are no teaching obligations or heavy administration duties required in this position, however, there will be ample resources for research. The faculty member is expected to be involved in selecting and mentoring postdocs as well.

Candidates are required to have: PhD degree or foreign equivalent in theoretical physics or closely related field, with an established record of outstanding independent research.

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The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics has close ties with the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP) and the Physics and Mathematics departments, and is devoted to furthering fundamental knowledge in mathematics and theoretical physics, especially knowledge at the interface of these two disciplines.

Stony Brook University, one of four research-intensive campuses within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, is widely regarded as its flagship. The University embraces its mission to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality, and its rankings bear that out. It’s included among the top 1% of universities in the world by the 2018 QS World University Rankings and among the top 40 public universities by U.S.News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges rankings. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, composed of the top 62 research institutions in North America. As Long Island’s largest single-site employer, Stony Brook has nearly 15,000 full- and part-time employees, including more than 2,700 faculty. It enrolled roughly 26,800 students in fall 2019 — 17,900 undergraduate students and 8,900 graduate students — and offers more than 200 majors, minors and combined-degree programs. The Department of Athletics supports 18 Division I varsity intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the highest level within the NCAA. Located approximately 60 miles east of Manhattan on Long Island’s beautiful North Shore, Stony Brook is situated on 1,454 wooded acres, encompassing 13 schools and colleges; a Research and Development Park; world-class athletics facilities, including an 8,300-seat stadium and a 4,000-seat arena; and Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island’s premier academic medical center. Also part of the University is a teaching and research campus in Southampton, New York, which offers graduate arts programs and is the site of the Marine Sciences Center. In addition, Stony Brook has a role in running, and performs joint research with, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, NY, and the Humanities Institute, with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, Stony Brook sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

The SCGP and Stony Brook University are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. Women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are especially encouraged to apply.