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Deadline: 2018-11-14
Location: Champaign, Illinois, USA

Faculty position in theoretical gravitational physics and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

The Department of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applicants for a full-time tenured or tenure-track position in theoretical gravitational physics beginning in August 2019. We seek individuals with a strong background in general relativity, numerical relativity, gravitational wave physics, physics of compact objects, relativistic astrophysics, or cosmology.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit

Salary will be competitive and rank will be commensurate with qualifications. A Ph.D., or equivalent, is required, along with the ability and commitment to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A successful applicant will be expected to conduct a vigorous and significant research program. Ideal candidates include those who demonstrate evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service endeavors.

Qualified senior candidates may also be considered for tenured full Professor positions as part of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative, which is backed by a $100-million gift from the Grainger Foundation. Over the next few years, more than 35 new endowed professorships and chairs will be established, which will provide incredible opportunities for world-renowned researchers. The two main research areas are Big Data and Bioengineering. More information regarding the Grainger Initiative can be found at:

To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at and upload an application package. The application package should include a statement of teaching and research interests, statement on commitment to diversity, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and names and contact information of four references (no letters) all in a single .pdf file. The statement on diversity should address past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service. Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2018. Please contact Margie Gamel at 217-333-3762 or mgamel[AT] for further inquiries or questions.

We have an active and successful dual-career partner placement program and a strong commitment to work-life balance and family-friendly programs for faculty and staff ( The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.