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All application materials should be submitted online through Materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and a personal statement and diversity commitment that includes your demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching/mentoring, and/or service/engagement. There may be some overlap with your research proposal and teaching statements.  Each of the research, teaching, and personal statements should not exceed three pages in length. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference.

For full consideration, application materials should be submitted before Nov. 1, 2021. Early applications are encouraged.

Job Summary

The Department of Physics at the University of Michigan invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Physics to begin August 29, 2022. This is a university year appointment and will be at the level of an Assistant Professor. We particularly seek theorists or experimentalists working in areas of Quantum Information/Computing/Optics, Nuclear Physics, or Particle Physics at the intensity frontier, but exceptional candidates will be considered in any area of current interest to the department. Information about our research areas can be found at The successful candidate is expected to establish an independent, externally-funded research program and to contribute effectively to the Department's undergraduate and graduate teaching missions.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

Required Qualifications*

Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree in physics or a related field.

Additional Information

Highly qualified applicants are also encouraged to apply to the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts’ Collegiate Fellowship Program and the university’s Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship Program both of which provide for a fellowship period before transitioning onto the tenure track.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.