Job Openings

Faculty Positions in Theoretical Physics

At the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences



The Institute of Theoretical Physics at Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing have several faculty position openings on theoretical physics with active research interests in emerging fields and the following existing research areas: (1) Particle Physics and Cosmology; (2) String Theory and Field Theory; (3) Gravitational Theory and Astrophysics; (4) Condensed Matter Physics; (5) Theoretical Biophysics and Bioinformatics; (6) Quantum Physics and Quantum Information; (7) Simulation and computational physics. Depending upon the qualification of the successful applicants, the positions can be filled at the tenured associate and full professor, tenure track associate professor level, and also with the long-term positions as an associate scientist, a junior/senior scientist and a research fellow ( ).


Outstanding young candidates with recognized accomplishments are particularly encouraged to apply. For those who hold Chinese nationality could associate with a special program named “One Hundred Talents of CAS” with two million RMB research fund for successful candidates. For excellent oversea Chinese senior scientists, there is a new advanced program from the government with much stronger support.


The successful candidates are expected to initiate independent and creative research programs, to develop new interdisciplinary directions and to play an active role in coordinating the worldwide research programs at the newly established Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physic China ( We offer competitive start-up resources and benefits.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in theoretical physics and submit curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, a summary of research accomplishment, a brief statement of research interest and plan, and should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to


Professor Yue-Liang Wu, Director

Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics China at the Chinese Academy of Sciences

P.O. Box 2735, Beijing 100190, China


All materials may be sent electronically to (PDF submittals are preferred). Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the positions are filled. More inquiry, please contact