Employment Opportunities

Faculty Position(s)

The Physics Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, invites applications for the faculty positions described below. Faculty members at MIT conduct research, teach undergraduate and graduate physics courses, and supervise graduate and undergraduate participation in research. Candidates must show promise in teaching as well as in research. A Ph.D. in physics or physics-related discipline is required by the start of employment. Preference will be given to applicants at the Assistant Professor level.

Apply to the positions at http://www.academicjobsonline.org. Complete applications should include a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a list of publications; and statements describing the applicant’s accomplishments, interests, and goals with regard to research (2-3 pages) and with regard to teaching, mentoring, advising, service and/or activities promoting an inclusive work environment (1-2 pages). Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of reference to be uploaded to the same site. Only web submissions will be accepted.

Candidates who are uncertain whether they fit into a particular search should contact the most relevant search chair.

EXPERIMENTAL NUCLEAR & PARTICLE PHYSICS

The Physics Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites applications for a faculty position in the Experimental Particle and Nuclear Physics Division. Anticipated start date for this position is summer 2023. We encourage applicants doing research in all areas of nuclear and particle physics. Currently, research groups in the MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science (http://web.mit.edu/lns/) have a wide range of interests, including strong interaction physics, nuclear structure physics, electroweak symmetry breaking, dark matter searches, neutrino physics, and physics beyond the standard model, new detector development and the physics of beams.

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2021. Any enquiries should be directed to Professor Gunther Roland, Search Committee Chair, rolandg@mit.edu. https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19978

THEORETICAL PHYSICS

The Center for Theoretical Physics at MIT is seeking applications for a junior faculty appointment in high-energy, nuclear, and/or quantum physics, to begin on July 1, 2023. We encourage applicants doing relevant research at any energy scale, including areas such as particle theory in and beyond the standard model; cosmology, dark matter, and astroparticle physics; quantum field theory; QCD and strong interactions, including applications to hot/dense matter and astrophysics; string theory, classical and quantum gravity, holography, and mathematical physics; and quantum computing and quantum information.

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2021. Interviews will occur in February 2022. Any inquiries should be directed to Professor Tracy Slatyer, Search Committee Chair, at ctp-facultysearch@mit.edu. https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19869


For a complete listing of open positions within other areas of MIT, visit the MIT Human Resources Job Search pages.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.

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Postdoctoral Position(s)

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN HIGH ENERGY THEORY

The MIT Center for Theoretical Physics hopes to have an opening for one or more postdoctoral positions in high-energy theory to begin September 1, 2022. Current faculty in the CTP are: Soonwon Choi, William Detmold, Netta Engelhardt, Edward Farhi, Jeffrey Goldstone, Alan Guth, Daniel Harlow, Aram Harrow, Roman Jackiw, Robert Jaffe, David Kaiser, Hong Liu, John Negele, Krishna Rajagopal, Phiala Shanahan, Tracy Slatyer, Iain Stewart, Washington Taylor, Jesse Thaler, Frank Wilczek, and Barton Zwiebach. The interests of our group cover all areas of particle physics, phenomenology, cosmology, astroparticle physics, quantum field theory, quantum information, quantum gravity, string theory, and research connecting high energy physics, condensed matter physics, mathematics, and other related areas. Apply to the position at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19453. Applications should include a CV, a statement of research interests, a list of publications, and the names of three senior physicists who will provide letters of recommendation. MIT is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

For full consideration, applications should be received by 11.59pm US Eastern time on November 15, 2021, including all letters of recommendation. The application will request that you select which faculty you are most likely to interact with scientifically; this is a required question, and if you do not answer it then your application will be considered incomplete.


POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN NUCLEAR THEORY

The nuclear theory group at MIT hopes to make one or more postdoctoral appointments to begin September 1, 2022. The research interests of our group are centered around QCD, with emphases that include lattice gauge theory, chiral perturbation theory, hadron structure, factorization, effective theories, heavy quark physics, jet physics, quark-gluon plasma in QCD and other gauge theories, connections to string theory, and QCD at high density. Our current faculty group includes William Detmold, John Negele, Krishna Rajagopal, Phiala Shanahan, Iain Stewart, several postdocs and a large number of visitors. We also interact strongly with our particle theory colleagues, among whom Robert Jaffe, Hong Liu, Jesse Thaler, and Frank Wilczek have particularly strongly overlapping interests. Apply to the position at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19452. Applications should include a CV, a statement of research interests, a list of publications and the names of three senior physicists who will provide letters of recommendation. MIT is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

For full consideration, applications should be received by 11.59pm US Eastern time on November 15, 2021, including all letters of recommendation. The application will request that you select which faculty you are most likely to interact with scientifically; this is a required question, and if you do not answer it then your application will be considered incomplete.


POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN QUANTUM INFORMATION SCIENCE/QUANTUM COMPUTING

The MIT Center for Theoretical Physics hopes to make one or more postdoctoral appointments in the theory of Quantum Information Science / Quantum Computing to begin September 1, 2022. Current senior members of the group include Soonwon Choi, Isaac Chuang, Edward Farhi, Jeffrey Goldstone and Aram Harrow in the Physics department as well as Peter Shor in Math, Seth Lloyd in Mechanical Engineering, and Anand Natarajan in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The interests of this group cover almost all areas of the field and we seek applicants coming from all areas. Apply to the position at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19451. Applications should include a CV, statement of research interests, a list of publications, and the names of three senior researchers who will provide letters of recommendation. MIT is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

For full consideration, applications should be received by 11.59pm US Eastern time on November 15, 2021, including all letters of recommendation. The application will request that you select which faculty you are most likely to interact with scientifically; this is a required question, and if you do not answer it then your application will be considered incomplete.

For a complete listing of open positions within other areas of MIT, visit the MIT Human Resources Job Search pages.


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.

Non-Smoking Environment.