Assistant professor in Theoretical and/or Computational Plasma Physics

Job Summary

Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
University of Colorado, Boulder
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Physics Department at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) seeks applications from candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at Assistant Professor rank in the area of Theoretical and/or Computational Plasma Physics. This position requires the ability to develop and conduct an innovative independent research program, a dedication to teaching in our undergraduate and graduate programs, and a commitment to supporting the diverse populations in our department.

What We Can Offer 

Salary will be commensurate with experience; a starting salary range of $94,000 – $97,000 is expected. This salary is for a 9-month academic period. Summer month activities are at the applicant’s discretion and externally funded projects can be used as a means to cover their summer salary. A startup fund will be available, from which up to $8,000 can be used for moving expenses. The University of Colorado offers generous benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, and tuition benefits for the employee or their dependents.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

Cover Letter


List of Publications

A research statement (up to four pages)

A teaching statement (up to two pages)

A diversity and Inclusion Statement (up to three pages)

Applications should be submitted by January 10, 2022, to receive full consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation Range
$94,000USD to $97,000USD
Included Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2021 Nov 30
Application Deadline
2022 Jan 10
Reference Code


Boulder Campus Human Resources