[Cugapost] Faculty Position in Experimental Nuclear Physics at The Catholic University of America

Lorelei Chopard lorelei at jlab.org
Tue Dec 8 13:01:55 EST 2015

Faculty Position in Experimental Nuclear Physics

The Physics Department at The Catholic University of America seeks to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in experimental nuclear physics, to begin in August 2016. 

Our research program focuses on the study of hadron structure with electromagnetic probes through exclusive and semi-inclusive scattering experiments at the Jefferson Laboratory (JLab) - a flagship US nuclear physics facility in the US. The research at JLab will advance our understanding of the fundamental structure of matter and the origin of the mass of the visible universe, which comes ~98% from the interactions inside strongly bound systems. Our approved experimental program, which is scheduled to run in the next few years, is aimed at probing the valence quark structure of strongly interacting systems and the dynamics that bind the most basic elements of nuclear physics.  The CUA group has a strong history of involvement and plays a central role at JLab. The group has built and is responsible for the tagger magnet system in Hall B, the aerogel Cherenkov detector in Hall C, and the tagger microscope in Hall D that is a major part of the beam line.  Our latest project is the construction of the Neutral Particle Spectrometer (NPS) in Hall C. We are also involved in the development of the Electron Ion Collider (EIC), a next generation experimental facility, which would for the first time allow for studies of the fundamental structure of matter by directly probing the virtual force carriers of QCD, the gluons.
We seek candidates who understand, are enthusiastic about, and will make a significant contribution to the mission of the University, which can be found here: https://www.cua.edu/about-cua/mission-statement.cfm]. 
We are searching mainly for candidates with a primary interest in the program of hadronic and nuclear physics carried out at JLab. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and will be expected to build a strong research program that will enhance the current programs at the Catholic University of America. We plan to hire at the assistant professor level, but will also consider particularly qualified more senior applicants.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics or a related field, have demonstrated the ability to initiate and lead research, have an established record of publications in scientific journals, and good teaching skills.  Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, publication record including citation information, research plan, teaching plan, and a one- to two-page personal statement indicating how the candidate, through her or his research, teaching, and service, would make a distinctive contribution to advancing the University’s mission
The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making the final offer of employment. 
Contact: Tanja Horn (email: hornt at cua.edu)
The Catholic University of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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