Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Tenure-track Faculty Positions in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning in Physics and Astronomy

Job Summary

Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
University of Alabama
Physics and Astronomy
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank tenured/tenure-track positions at the interface of Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning and Physics and Astronomy, as part of a machine-learning focused cluster hire, with the expected starting date of August 2024. In addition to physics and astronomy, there will be parallel hires in the departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Geological Sciences.

Successful candidates for the position “Machine Learning/AI in Physics or Astronomy” will be expected to augment the department's strengths in the areas of experimental and theoretical high-energy particle physics, observational astronomy and astroparticle physics, theoretical astrophysics, theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics, and precision timing. The successful candidate will work on the development and application of machine learning/AI techniques in one or more of these areas. More information about the department can be found on the department’s website

The successful candidates will have an opportunity to interact with each other and additional UA faculty across campus that are active in AI.  They will be further expected to take advantage of a new $96 million-dollar High Performance Computing and Data Center that will come online in 2024-2025.

The minimum qualifications for these positions are a Ph.D. or equivalent, postdoctoral experience, scholarly publications, and experience with modern techniques in physics and machine learning. Candidates for this position are expected to have an outstanding research record and exhibit potential for effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate is expected to develop a high quality, externally funded research program, as well as teach and mentor at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The review of applications will begin January 2, 2024, and the review will continue until the position is filled. Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, including descriptions of the applicant’s accomplishments, research interests and teaching philosophy, and a list of publications with citation counts. Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent electronically to [email protected].

Applications must be submitted online at the University of Alabama website

To apply at the assistant professor level, applications should be submitted at:

To apply at the associate or full professor level, applications should be submitted at:

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

For additional information, contact the search committee chair, Prof. Sergei Gleyzer ([email protected]).

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Nov 13
Application Deadline
2024 Jan 01


Dr. Sergei Gleyzer