IFT Permanent Positions

The Instituto de Fisica Teorica (IFT) of Sao Paulo State University (UNESP) will be opening at least three permanent research professor positions in theoretical physics over the next three years. All areas will be considered, especially Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum Information, Complex Systems, Cold Atoms, Gravitation/Cosmology, Quantitative Biology, and Statistical Mechanics.

The IFT-UNESP is one of the oldest and most prestigious theoretical physics institutes in South America and is the home of the new ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research created in 2011 as a collaboration between the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste and IFT-UNESP. The IFT-UNESP only has masters and PhD students in theoretical physics, and its professors have a low teaching load of one graduate-level course per year.

Depending on the qualifications of the candidate, the three new permanent research positions can be opened at any level from assistant professor to full professor with an approximate annual salary of 110,000-180,000 Brazilian reais. Grants from state and federal funding agencies are easily obtained for travel and research as well as for students and postdocs. In addition to these IFT-UNESP permanent positions, the ICTP-SAIFR has several openings for postdocs and permanent research professors with generous FAPESP and Simons Foundation fellowships.

Candidates who are interested in the IFT-UNESP positions should fill out the online form by clicking here. Candidates who have recently applied for a permanent position at the ICTP-SAIFR do not need to reapply if they are interested in the IFT-UNESP positions. Although there is no strict deadline, candidates should fill out the online form before February 28, 2015 if there are interested in the IFT-UNESP position which will be opened in 2015.