Assistant Professor in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Kentucky
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kentucky (UK) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics to begin August 2019. The focus of the search is for candidates engaged in the studies of contemporary emergent phenomena in quantum materials, including but not limited to the physics of strongly correlated electrons, low dimensional systems, and topological materials. All candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field and should have an established research record and a vigorous and sustainable research plan that has the potential to attract external funding.
The Department’s condensed matter group (http://www.pa.uky.edu/condmat/) has a long history of experimental and theoretical research on novel electronic materials, and the Department houses the University’s Center for Advanced Materials, with shared facilities for the preparation and characterization of thin film and bulk materials. Other shared facilities are located in UK’s Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering and Electron Microscopy Center. Several faculty also take advantage of our proximity to Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Lexington is a city in the heart of central Kentucky’s picturesque “Bluegrass” region with an urban core of over 300,000. It is known for its high standard of living, excellent schools, and beautiful surroundings with outstanding opportunities for outdoor recreation .
To apply for the position, submit your application materials to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12261, including: a) CV including a list of publications, b) research plan, c) statement of teaching experience and interests, and d) “Inclusivity Discussion”: As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all. In one to two pages, applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity. Note:You must also enter your data into the UK employment system, as described on the ajo website.
Review of applications will begin 3 December 2018. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Joseph Brill, Chair of the Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
About University of Kentucky, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Kentucky is an R1 rated research university. The Dept. of Physics and Astronomy has ~ 30 faculty members and ~ 70 graduate students doing research in condensed matter physics, nuclear and high energy physics, atomic physics, and astrophysics, with ~ $4M/year of federally funded research.
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