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Faculty Position: Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

The Department of Physics at Stanford University is seeking applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in the area of theoretical condensed matter physics, broadly construed. Applicants should exhibit the potential of running a world-leading independent research program.  They should possess good communication skills and a commitment to teaching and mentoring.  The successful candidate must have a PH.D. in Physics and will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.  We encourage applications from candidates that identify with groups that are historically underrepresented in Physics.  The term of appointment is expected to begin on September 1, 2022. 

Applicants should send materials to the search committee through AcademicJobsOnline. Candidates should upload:

  • a cover letter.
  • curriculum vitae.
  • a publication list; please indicate with bold or an asterisk what you consider your top three publications.
  • a research and teaching statement (three-page combined maximum). 
  • at least three and no more than five letters of reference.

All materials should be submitted online at  For full consideration, materials must be received by December 1, 2021. Later applications may be considered at the discretion of the search committee.

Further information about Stanford Physics may be found at Inquiries may be directed to Noelle Rudolph, nrudolph at stanford dot edu. 

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Teaching Assistant Positions

The Physics Department believes that teaching is an important part of a graduate-level education in Physics. Consequently, three-quarters of teaching are a requirement for the Ph.D. in physics. Teaching duties vary from course to course but can include leading discussion sections, laboratory sections, meeting with students informally through office hours, and grading homework and exams. A TA application form must be completed before any quarter in which a student wishes to teach.  The Teaching Assistant page has a description of the positions and a link to the TA Application.

TA applications for 2020/21 will be accepted through the application site during the following Two-week periods.
For Autumn Quarter: August 12 - 28, 2020
For Winter Quarter: October 19 - October 30, 2020
For Spring Quarter: February 22  - March 5, 2021
For Summer Quarter: May 14 - 28, 2021

Faculty and Postdoc Positions

We currently post our faculty searches at:

At the departmental level, we do not typically recruit postdocs directly, but several physics-related organizations at Stanford are also using AJO (mostly for postdoc positions), and they can be found with a search: