The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Experimental High-Energy Particle Physics (HEP).
The University of Tennessee has a vibrant HEP experimental program with active participation in the CMS collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider and the COHERENT experiment at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Group members also pursue neutron oscillation experiments at ORNL.
The successful candidate will be expected to join any of these activities or to pursue new directions in Experimental HEP. This appointment is expected to begin August 1st, 2020.
The Department maintains both a machine shop and an electronics shop and has laboratory spaces (including a clean room) in the Science and Engineering Research Facility on campus. Our group collaborates with the UT Department of Nuclear Engineering, which maintains the Micro-Processing Research Facility, housed within the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials (JIAM). High-performance computing and data storage are available at the Advanced Computing Facility, one of the Core Research Facilities available on campus. The ACF is managed by the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS).
Applicants with research experience in any area of Experimental HEP are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant should have a PhD in Physics and a strong, post-PhD research record in Experimental HEP evidenced by a publication record that shows outstanding creativity and promise of future research contributions. The ideal candidate will have played a leading role in an HEP collaboration. The candidate is expected to define a vital HEP research program attracting independent external research funding, and to provide state-of-the-art training for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a strong desire to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The University welcomes people of all races, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the flagship research institution in the state of Tennessee, provides a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and is a premier graduate institution. It benefits greatly from close proximity to unique research facilities at ORNL. The campus is located in one of the most beautiful areas of the country, with easy access to miles of inland waterways, pristine state and national parks, diverse cultural opportunities, and a unique blend of convenient urban and rural living settings.
Applicants should submit a CV, list of publications, a description of research and teaching experience, and of the proposed research program, and also arrange for at least three confidential letters of reference to be submitted separately. All application materials should be submitted via a apply.interfolio.com/70500 . Only electronic applications will be considered with acceptable file formats being .pdf or .doc. Review of applications will begin on January 2nd, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
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