Job Details

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • Position Number: 4859447
  • Location: Colorado Springs, CO
  • Position Type: Science - Physics
(3) Physics and Energy Science Assistant Professor Positions - 31242 Faculty

The Department of Physics and Energy Science, University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS), invites applications for three (3) full-time Tenure-Track Assistant Professor positions in Condensed Matter Physics or Biophysics starting August 2024. The department offers Bachelor's, Master's and PhD degrees, and has active research programs in several areas of theoretical and experimental physics. For further information visit and

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. We have a strong focus in fueling student success by creating, using, and maintaining a multitude of different offices and programs. Overall, UCCS is constantly focused of preparing our students to have success in the future, and we understand that every single employee on our campus has a significant effect on that focus. Find more information about working at UCCS here:

The city, which was recently ranked as the number nine Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report in 2023, known as Olympic City USA, rests at the base of Pikes Peak, the inspiration for the song "America the Beautiful" and a must-see for residents and visitors alike. With a mild climate and 247 days of sunshine each year, the Springs boasts some of the state's best recreation opportunities. Find out more about living in Colorado Springs through the Visit Colorado Springs page:

Job Duties:

The successful Assistant Professor candidates will establish a research program with national and international visibility and will actively seek external funding. In addition, each position requires teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, mentoring students, and providing service to the profession, department, university, and community. Each candidate should be able to teach at least 60% of the physics curriculum (undergraduate/graduate) as demonstrated by courses taken and/or taught, research area topics, relevant publications, and letters of reference. Successful candidates are expected to be able to collaborate in research with current faculty members.

Work Location: On-site

What We Offer:

Salary Range: Generally starting from $74,000 - $76,000.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers excellent benefits, some of which include:
  • Medical insurance, with the lowest cost option being $0 to the employee
  • Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance
  • Generous paid vacation and sick time accruals (14.67 hours of vacation and 10 hours of sick accrued per month)
  • Mandatory retirement plans. Employees contribute 5% of their annual compensation. CU doubles that and contributes 10%
  • Tuition Assistant Benefit available to you or a dependent
  • Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of employment
  • Faculty Housing Assistance Program

Tentative Search Timeline:
  • Priority will be given to applications submitted by November 20th, 2023. However, this posting will remain open until filled.
  • The potential start date for interviews with the search committee will be the week of December 15th, 2023.
  • The potential employee start date is August 12th, 2024.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Please note that while the position details both required qualifications as well as preferred qualifications below, we want applicants to be aware that they do not need to have all of the desired skills and experience to be considered for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, have passion for the work, along with experience in a related field, you are encouraged to apply. We encourage on-the-job training for any additional skills or knowledge that become relevant to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • PhD in Physics or closely related field at the time of application.
  • Must have at least one (1) year of post-doctoral research experience in Condensed Matter Physics or Biophysics.
  • Must have taken at least 50% of the standard Physics courses at the graduate and undergraduate level.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Potential for outstanding teaching based on sample lecture or other measures.
  • Excellent research record.

Physical Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications submitted by November 20, 2023 will receive full consideration. Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at (job #: 31242). Official transcripts will be required upon hire. If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or Job related inquiries should be directed to Anatoliy Glushchenko at The successful candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States upon hire. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy Application Materials Instructions: Please identify the job specific minimum qualifications you possess in your cover letter and be sure your resume includes any and all relevant experience to be accurately assessed against the qualifications listed in the posting. To apply, please submit the following application materials to this posting. 1. A current resume. Must include date ranges to include month and year (mm/yyyy) and whether the position was full time or part time. 2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 3. A Statement of Research Philosophy. 4. A Statement of Teaching Philosophy 5. A list of references. 6. Unofficial Graduate and Undergraduate transcripts. When submitting the materials, check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in order for the search committee members to see your materials.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40066 - LAS-Physics & Energy Science

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 11, 2023

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Anatoliy Glushchenko Posting Contact Email: Position Number: 00483399

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