[Cugapost] Job openings

Lorelei Chopard lorelei at jlab.org
Tue Sep 5 16:04:47 EDT 2017

Assistant Professor, Physics Dept., University of Texas at Austin

The Department of Physics at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. The Department has active research programs in a broad range of topics, including theory and experiment in condensed matter; particle and nuclear physics – including fundamental theory and cosmology; atomic, molecular, optical, and plasma physics – including high-intensity laser physics and fusion studies; complexity and nonlinear systems; and biophysics. Applications are welcome in all of these areas, as well as in quantum information physics where a new research program is being established. We are interested in individuals who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. The position offers excellent start-up funds, salary, and laboratory space in a dynamic and highly interactive research environment. Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) and a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and research.

Application Instructions: Please submit your application athttps://apply.interfolio.com/43619  and include: a cover letter, a description of research accomplishments and current and future research plans (limited to 4 pages), a statement of teaching experience, goals, and philosophy, a Curriculum Vitae, and a list of publications. Candidates are also required to request three letters of recommendation using the Interfolio website, which will email the referees with instructions to directly upload their letters of recommendation.

Complete applications received by November 6, 2017 will be assured of full consideration.


Western Washington University

Western Washington University seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position, with specialization in physics and/or astronomy education research. This is a joint appointment in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Science, Mathematics and Technology Education (SMATE) program starting September 2018. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a related field OR in science education, with preference given to applicants with graduate-level coursework in physics, astronomy, or a related field. Candidates must have undergraduate or K12 teaching experience and demonstrated interest in working with preservice K12 teachers. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of or potential for teaching approaches informed by best practices and/or research on student learning. Effective communication skills and an ability to work effectively with diverse populations are required.

Applications must include (1) a detailed cover letter that addresses the required and preferred qualifications and describes the applicant's background and interest in joining the Physics/Astronomy department and SMATE, (2) a statement of philosophy and interest in teaching, including description of how the applicant’s background and experiences (academic and non-academic) have prepared them to effectively teach increasingly diverse students and work effectively with diverse colleagues, (3) a detailed research proposal including plans for how undergraduate research assistants will be involved, and (4) a full curriculum vitae including the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Submit all application materials as a single PDF file to the WWU Electronic Application System for Employment (https://careers.wwu.edu). Do not send letters of recommendation; they will be requested only for semi-finalists. Direct inquiries to Dr. Andrew Boudreaux (andrew.boudreaux at wwu.edu). Review of applications begins October 20, 2017; positions open until filled. More information can be found athttp://www.wwu.edu/physics  andhttp://www.smate.wwu.edu. WWU is an AA/EO employer.


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position
in Theoretical Nuclear  Physics

The Department of Physics at San Diego State University is searching for a tenure-track faculty member in theoretical nuclear physics/nuclear astrophysics, starting fall of 2018 at the level of assistant professor. The Department has strong groups in experimental optics, theoretical/ computational physics (nuclear physics, astrophysics, general relativity, and soft matter), medical physics, and experimental condensed matter. The Department offers a bachelor’s and master’s degree in physics and a Ph.D. in computational science jointly with the Claremont Graduate University, and the successful candidate will be expected to conduct and supervise research with students from all levels.

Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and be comfortable with all aspects of teaching our physics curriculum.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or related field and postdoctoral experience. A strong record of scholarly publications is expected. The successful candidate is expected to pursue vigorously external funding to support his/her research with both undergraduate and graduate students. Information on the Department and its various programs can be found atwww.physics.sdsu.edu.
Applicants should apply via Interfolio at:https://apply.interfolio.com/43920. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  Questions should be directed to Professor Calvin Johnson atcjohnson at mail.sdsu.edu.


Physics Dept., UC San Diego

The Department of Physics within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego (http://physics.ucsd.edu) has occasional openings for temporary non-tenure track lecturers (Unit 18) throughout the academic year.  The most frequent need is for individuals to teach introductory physics courses for life-sciences majors (Physics 1A/1B/1C), engineering and science students (Physics 2A/2B/2C), and non-science majors (Physics 5, 7, 8, 9, 10,11, 12, and 13).

We are seeking applicants with a Ph.D. in Physics or related field with research experience relevant to the courses(s) to which they are applying to teach.  Applicants with teaching experience are preferred; experience can be as a teaching assistant. Appointments may be full or part time, for 1, 2, or 3 quarters in duration, and may commence as early as September 2017.

The Department is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. Successful candidates will be judged on scientific background and teaching accomplishments, as well as on potential for leadership in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scale.

The primary focus of these positions will involve teaching physics courses, with emphasis on introductory laboratory and lecture courses for non-majors.  Some involvement in related activities (e.g., curriculum development, training teaching assistants) is also a possibility. Review of applications will commence on August 21, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted online at:https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01457. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, summary of teaching evaluations, and a separate statement on past experience and leadership in equity, diversity, inclusion and/or proposed future contributions (seehttp://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html). Candidates must also arrange to have three to five letters of reference that address teaching, research, and professional service posted to the above website.


Sloan Research Fellowships
$65,000 fellowships for exceptional junior faculty in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.
Deadline: September 15th, 2017
What are they?
$65,000 fellowships awarded annually to exceptional junior faculty in the fields of: chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences, and physics.

Who is eligible?
Candidates must hold a tenure-track (or equivalent) position at a college, university, or other degree-granting institution in the U.S. or Canada and have been awarded their Ph.D. (or equivalent) on or after September 1, 2011.*  No more than three candidates may be nominated from any one department.

What can you do?
To be eligible, candidates must be nominated by a department head or other senior researcher. Please inform your faculty about this opportunity and consider nominating one of your outstanding junior colleagues for a fellowship.

In keeping with the Foundation’s long-standing tradition of supporting underrepresented groups in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, we strongly encourage the nomination of women and minorities.

Learn more at sloan.org/fellowships

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