The Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in theoretical nuclear physics.
The nuclear theory group at the University of Notre Dame currently includes three faculty members with broad interests in the areas of nuclear astrophysics and ab initio approaches to nuclear structure. Group members actively collaborate with local observers, experimentalists, and theorists and enjoy a close connection to the Notre Dame Nuclear Science Laboratory, an on-campus accelerator facility focused on fundamental and applied low energy nuclear physics (https://isnap.nd.edu).
We seek faculty members committed to developing and sustaining an environment of inclusive excellence in research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to develop a highly successful research program, attract independent research funding, teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and engage with students from diverse backgrounds. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s experience and research accomplishments. The expected start date is August 2021.
The Department of Physics at Notre Dame has 39 tenured and tenure-track faculty; another 21 research, teaching and concurrent faculty; more than 100 graduate students; and about 120 undergraduate physics majors. Additional information about the department and the College of Science can be found at http://physics.nd.edu and http://science.nd.edu respectively.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, detailed research plans, and a statement of teaching and mentoring. Candidates must also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation. Review of completed applications will begin on November 15, and will not be accepted after December 31.
The Department is committed to diversifying its faculty and encourages applications from women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups.
About UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic research university located in Notre Dame, Ind., adjacent to the city of South Bend and approximately 90 miles east of Chicago. The Department of Physics Ph.D. program was established in 1939.
The Department does research in a number of exciting areas, including Atomic, Astrophysics, Condensed Matter, Nuclear, and High Energy Physics. This research is carried out by 44 tenured or tenure-track faculty, 22 research, teaching, or concurrent faculty, along with more than 100 graduate students, as well as other research staff. Our research is collaborative, interdisciplinary and highly international. Notre Dame physicists are active in collaborations around the globe, including particle physics at CERN, nuclear physics in Japan, condensed matter experiments in France and Switzerland, and telescope observing in South America. We also host many visitors from abroad each year that come to work with our faculty and take advantage of the Department’s excellent research facilities.
Graduate students are the “life blood” of every physics ...department and the Department has a strong Ph.D. program that focuses on both the academic and professional development of our students. Our graduate curriculum comprises two years of coursework that provides a broad education in the major topics in physics followed by in-depth coverage of the student’s area of interest. We work closely with each student to try to match their research interests with the appropriate advisor, and the Department makes sure that students receive mentoring from a group of faculty members throughout their graduate career. There is a great deal of flexibility in the graduate program. A number of our students work on cross-disciplinary research.
Our undergraduate physics program has seen tremendous growth over the past decade and we now typically graduate 30 or more physics majors each spring. A number of degree options are available to Notre Dame physics majors, ranging from our “Advanced Physics” concentration for those interested in a career in physics to our “Physics in Medicine” degree, a curriculum that gives students a great background for medical school and medical physics programs. Our undergraduate majors are full members of the Department with many students participating in research and other departmental activities.
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