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Two Tenure-Track Positions in Theoretical Physics at Sao Paulo

We are inviting highly motivated and gifted candidates to apply for two new tenure-track positions at the Department of Mathematical Physics (DFMA), Sao Paulo University. The DFMA is the leading Theoretical Physics group in Brazil, and the University of Sao Paulo has been consistently ranked the top research institution in Latin America. The DFMA has a strong commitment to support research at the highest level, and these permanent positions are part of an ongoing process aimed at strengthening our group with new hirings over the next 3-5 years.

One position (IF-96/11) is for fundamental research in Quantum Field Theory, or in the field of Mathematical Physics (i.e., mathematically rigorous methods and results in Quantum Field Theory, Statistical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Classical Mechanics, General Relativity, Many-Body Theory, Dynamical Systems and Chaos, Random Matrices, Disordered Systems or Integrable Systems.)

The other position (IF-97/11) is open to researchers in all theoretical areas of Particle Physics, Cosmology, Gravitation and Quantum Many-Body Theory.

The positions are comparable to tenure track appointments in the US system, with an entry level as assistant professor. Candidates are expected to develop a vigorous research program for which strong local and federal support will be available through competitive grants. The candidates should also demonstrate promise for excellence in teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The deadline for applications is February 27th 2012. The selection process will require the presence of the candidate in Sao Paulo for a few days and the selection procedure can be made in English. For further information and instruction on how to apply, plase contact fismat[AT] or visit the website

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