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Faculty Application Basics and Mock Interview

Are you thinking about applying for a faculty position?

For PI Residents only. This is your opportunity to get feedback on your faculty applications by applying to Monsters University, who are currently hiring a theoretical physicist! Please see below for the job application. The applications will be reviewed by faculty members and applicants will be invited to participate in a mock faculty interview including a research presentation.

If you are interested in this opportunity, sign up by September 15. Your written applications will be due September 29 and research presentations will take place the week of December 11. 


Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Department of Physics & Astronomy

Monsters University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the rank of Assistant Professor, to start Sept 1, 2024, subject to budgetary approval. Monsters University is a top-ranked school with a record of excellence in both teaching and research.

This position is targeted to “Foundational Theoretical Physics”, and all Applications in relevant subfields are encouraged to apply.  Examples of research areas would include, but are not limited to, Quantum Foundations, Cosmology, Quantum Gravity, Quantum Materials, Strong Gravity,  Quantum Information, Mathematical Physics, Particle Physics, Quantum Fields and Strings. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent and externally funded research program which complements the existing strengths of the department.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in physics, astronomy, or a closely related discipline; have outstanding research promise with demonstrated innovation and productivity.  The successful candidate will also have a keen desire to develop excellence in teaching and mentorship.

The successful candidate is expected to teach courses across the undergraduate physics curriculum, showing a commitment to communicating complex ideas to students with diverse backgrounds through effective pedagogy; and contribute positively to the collegial functioning of the department and the university.

Applications must include:

  • Cover letter, CV (including list of publications),
  • Statements of research and teaching interests,
  • EDI statement that discusses past and/or anticipated contributions to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, and/or outreach.

Please sign up by September 15th to participate.

Once you have signed up you will receive information on how where to upload your application by September 29, 2023.