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CUNY Assistant, Associate or Full Professor – Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences, Ph.D. Program in P in New York, New York

Job Title: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor – Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences, Ph.D. Program in Physics

Job ID: 19982

Location: Graduate Center

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.


The Graduate Center, CUNY is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation's largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000 square-foot facility in upper Manhattan, designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental sciences.

The Graduate Center (GC) benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni—who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City’s intellectual and cultural life.

The Graduate Center has launched an Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences (ITS) with the goal of building a multidisciplinary community of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students, and visitors, all united by their interest in the mathematical description of nature. We are seeking an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor who will help form the core of this community.

It is expected that the primary appointment will be made through the Ph.D. Program in Physics but affiliations with Chemistry, Biology, or other programs may be arranged as appropriate. The Graduate Center prefer to make the appointment at a senior level (Associate Professor and above). The faculty member will play a crucial role in the further development of ITS, across the full range of intellectual opportunities for theory in the natural sciences.


For Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor:

Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

A preferred candidate should have:

  • An outstanding record of external funding.

  • Strong leadership skills to organize a research group.

  • Previous research in the traditions of theoretical physics, but may have an interest that extends across conventional disciplinary boundaries.

  • Ability to demonstrate an outstanding record of independent research accomplishment and creativity, as well as an interest in mentoring and community building.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Open until filled with review of applications to begin on January 28, 2019


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