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Assistant Professor – Physics of Complex Systems

University of California, Davis
California, US
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23 Nov 2023

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Assistant Professor – Physics of Complex Systems

The University of California invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Physics of Complex Systems within our Department of Physics & Astronomy. Complex systems is a highly interdisciplinary academic field using statistical mechanics, nonlinear dynamics, and applied mathematics to elucidate the organization and function of complex systems across a wide range of physical and applied disciplines. The ideal candidate should have a deep-rooted interest and demonstrated expertise in one or more areas such as: many-body physics, physics of information, computational physics, network science, machine learning, complex biological systems, non-equilibrium behavior, and complex earth systems. As a part of our dynamic faculty, the selected individual will be expected to conduct innovative research, develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses, contribute to curriculum enhancement, and foster interdisciplinary collaborations both within and outside the department.

The University of California is deeply committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community; hence, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate their ability to contribute to the University’s mission of excellence in teaching, research, and public service. The position is set to commence July 1, 2024. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, contact information for four letters of recommendation (letter writers will provide their letter via the application portal), a comprehensive CV, a detailed research plan, a teaching philosophy statement, a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement, and representative reprints and/or preprints. All application materials should be submitted electronically to

The closing date for the receipt of applications is November 27, 2023. Any inquiries regarding the position or application process can be directed to the Physics of Complex Systems Search Committee. We look forward to welcoming a passionate scholar who will contribute significantly to the advancement of knowledge in complex systems and the broader University of California community.

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To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by November 27, 2023.

The position will remain open until filled.


UC Davis is a tier-one research university. Discoveries made by our students and faculty continue to improve the lives of people here in California and around the world.

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