Assistant Professor in experimental condensed matter physics at University of California, Riverside

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Riverside ( invites highly qualified experimental physicists to apply for an Academic-year tenure -track faculty position in the field of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics. Candidates should possess a record of demonstrated excellence in research in forefront areas of quantum materials and devices, including but not limited to, synthesis and fabrication of novel quantum materials and nanoscale devices, study of novel quantum properties, and systems for quantum sensing and information applications. This appointment is expected to complement our existing strength in the areas of spintronics, 2D materials, topological materials, nanoelectronics, nanophotonics and related fields. The successful candidate will actively collaborate with the condensed matter theory as well as other condensed matter experiment faculty in our department and materials science faculty on campus. UCR has excellent infrastructures to support cutting-edge materials science research such as two class-100/1000 cleanrooms for nanofabrication and various state-of-the-art microanalysis tools, an electron microscopy center, and other shared characterization facilities. The successful candidate is expected to establish an outstanding and well-funded research program involving graduate students and postdoctoral scientists, and to contribute to departmental teaching to our diverse student body at all levels.

Advancement through the Professor ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years each of which includes substantial peer input.

Applicants should apply at to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), individual statements of research and teaching, for the committee’s review. A statement addressing the candidate’s past and potential future contributions to promote academic diversity must also be included. In addition, applicants should request that a minimum of three letters of recommendation be submitted through this site. Evaluation of applications will begin on March 30, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their completed applications by the above date.

For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Jing Shi, Department of Physics, University of California, Riverside: For inquiries regarding the application process, please contact Christina Taylor, Administrative Coordinator, at

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.