[Cugapost] Faculty Position in Experimental Nuclear Physics at CUA

Lorelei Chopard lorelei at jlab.org
Fri Sep 1 08:18:44 EDT 2017

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 2018.

Our research program focuses on the study of hadron structure and 
spectroscopy with electromagnetic probes focused in Experimental Halls C 
and D at the Jefferson Laboratory (JLab) - a flagship US nuclear physics 
facility in the US. The CUA research at JLab pushes the energy scale for 
hard exclusive and semi-inclusive processes requiring precision and high 
luminosity, to validate the foundation of 3D transverse spatial and 
momentum imaging. CUA’s research concentrates on the understanding of 
the structure of the lightest mesons – pions and kaons, and the 
intriguing possibility of discovery of exotic mesons with gluons.  The 
CUA group has a strong history of involvement at JLab, and a strong 
interest in Particle Identification Detectors, in particular with DIRC 
detectors, aerogel detectors, and electromagnetic calorimeters. CUA 
built and is responsible for the aerogel Cherenkov detector in Hall C, 
leads the construction of the Neutral Particle Spectrometer (NPS) in 
Hall C, and is involved in the DIRC detector in Hall D. We are further 
active in the development of the Electron Ion Collider (EIC), a next 
generation experimental facility, which would allow for studies of the 
fundamental gluon structure of matter, and their relation to the 
emergence of mass.

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 <mailto:hornt at cua.edu>)

The Catholic University of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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