[Cugapost] Exp Nuclear/Particle Physics Tenure Track Faculty at JMU---a message from Ioana Niculescu

Rachel Harris harris at jlab.org
Fri Aug 28 14:58:15 EDT 2009

*Exp Nuclear/Particle Physics Tenure Track Faculty*


The James Madison University Department of Physics and Astronomy invites 
applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of 
Assistant Professor in experimental nuclear/particle physics or a 
closely related field beginning August 2010. The successful candidate is 
expected to initiate and maintain a vigorous research program involving 
undergraduates and be an effective teacher at all levels of the 
undergraduate physics curriculum, including courses for non-science 
majors. The new faculty member is expected to take a leading role in the 
applied nuclear physics program now being developed. The department has 
21 full-time faculty members and ~100 students in our multi-track 
baccalaureate-only program. Departmental research interests include 
materials science, nuclear/particle physics, non-linear systems and 
astronomy. In May 2005, the department moved into a new Physics and 
Chemistry building. A significant part of the $2.7M in equipment funds 
associated with the new building was used to acquire detectors and 
instrumentation for the four existing nuclear/particle physics research 
laboratories in support of research programs at Jefferson Lab, TUNL, and 
Fermilab. A 15 MeV linear electron accelerator has been donated to the 
department by the local hospital and we are negotiating for a second 
one. Facilities to house these instruments and the applied nuclear 
physics program are explicitly part of the university master plan. 
Additional information about JMU is available online at www.jmu.edu and 
about the department at http://csma31.csm.jmu.edu/physics/. Applications 
are only accepted through web submission. For details on applying for 
this position, visit csm.jmu.edu/physics/html/application.html. Review 
of applications will begin on December 1, 2009. Applications will be 
accepted until the position is filled. JMU is an equal 
opportunity/affirmative action/equal access employer and especially 
encourages applications from minorities, women, and persons with 



We seek outstanding candidates with an earned Ph.D. in experimental 
nuclear or particle physics and relevant postdoctoral experience, 
preferably in instrument/detector development. A demonstrated record of 
teaching physical sciences or mentoring undergraduates is required.

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