Assistant Professor - Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics 4929BR College of Science COS School of Physics and Astronomy
Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track Faculty Discipline: Physics Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor Employment Category: Fulltime Anticipated Start Date: 15-Aug-2020
Detailed Job Description
The School of Physics and Astronomy at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for one or more tenure-track faculty positions in theoretical condensed matter physics to begin August 2020. The position is anticipated to be at the rank of Assistant Professor, however, exceptional candidates with experience and qualifications consistent with appointment at a higher rank may also be considered. Applicants must have the demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a vigorous condensed matter theory program within such broadly-defined areas as solid-state, soft-matter/biological, or granular physics. Individuals are being sought who have the potential to forge strong collaborations with and provide theory support for experimentalists, and to contribute to the significant growth of RIT's research profile. Candidates are expected to have the demonstrated ability, or strong potential, to obtain external research funding.
Effective teaching, education, and research mentoring of our students is a high priority at RIT. The primary teaching effort within the School of Physics and Astronomy serves both undergraduate and graduate students, accompanied by a teaching mission in support of RIT's growth in graduate programs across the science and engineering disciplines. Successful candidates must have a demonstrated strong commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring. Individuals are expected to be eager and able to teach and develop courses across all levels of our physics undergraduate and graduate programs. A plan to integrate and mentor undergraduate and graduate students at all levels must be part of the candidate's research program.
Applicants must have a PhD. in physics or a closely related field, and have postdoctoral experience. Candidates must have strong communication skills and demonstrate an overall commitment to the educational, research, and teaching mission of the School of Physics and Astronomy.
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Demonstrated commitment to research and excellence in teaching at all levels of the curriculum
Ability to establish and maintain a vigorous research program in theoretical condensed matter physics
Demonstrate the potential to forge strong collaborations with and be a theory resource for experimentalists
Demonstrated ability, or strong potential, to obtain external research funding
A commitment to the educational and teaching mission of the College of Science
A commitment to including graduate and undergraduate students in research
Strong communication skills
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences
Required Minimum Education Level PhD
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Research Statement, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy
How To Apply
Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty. Search: 4929BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae and cover letter, and upload the following attachments:
Statement of research goals and plans for securing external funding (not to exceed 4 pages)
Teaching philosophy statement (not to exceed 4 pages)
List of three current professional references, along with their contact information
Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations. Within the cover letter, candidates should include a statement about their contributions to diversity and a description of any previous activities mentoring members of historically excluded racial, gender, or other identities.
Candidates should arrange to have their three references send letters of support directly to Chair, Condensed Matter Theory Faculty Search Committee, RIT School of Physics & Astronomy. These letters must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be in PDF format. Inquiries regarding the position may also be sent electronically to email@example.com.
To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by Monday, December 9, 2019.
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