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The University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in theoretical physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy to begin August 16, 2019. A PhD and postdoctoral experience in theoretical physics are required with expertise in particle physics, astrophysics, or cosmology.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish an internationally competitive research program as well as to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in physics and astronomy. We expect this individual will collaborate with theoretical and experimental colleagues in astronomy and astroparticle, nuclear, and high-energy physics. A record in attracting funding for research and/or teaching efforts will be beneficial.

All applicants must fill out an online application through the University’s online employment system “USC Jobs” at Candidates are requested to submit an application and upload a curriculum vitae, list of publications, research plan, teaching statement, and the names and contact information, including telephone number and email address, of at least three references. For full consideration, applications and reference letters must be received by December 31, 2018. Inquiries may be directed to Professor David Tedeschi at

The University of South Carolina System (, the state's flagship university, is located in Columbia. The Department of Physics and Astronomy consists of 25 faculty members working in astronomy/astrophysics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, particle physics, and quantum physics. Further information about the department may be found at

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

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