The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University (LSU) invites applications for its Hearne Research Chair in Theoretical Physics. The successful candidate must qualify for a tenured professorship, have an exceptional record of research accomplishment and will be expected to teach and establish an innovative and dynamic research program. The Hearne Chair has an endowment of approximately $1M, the annual interests of which the Chair holder has discretion over.
The Department consist of faculty working in a broad range of disciplines, including theoretical and observational astrophysics, space physics, particle astrophysics, neutrino physics, atomic, molecular and optical physics, quantum information science, condensed matter physics, materials science, theoretical and experimental high energy physics and nuclear physics, theoretical general relativity, experimental gravitational wave detection, and medical physics.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy is one of LSU’s premier research departments with 53 faculty members, 24 postdoctoral researchers, 100 graduate students, and 31 staff. Grants and contracts support totals more than $6.2 million per year. Major research facilities available to faculty include a 1.5 GeV synchrotron light source at LSU’s Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD), the NSF’s Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) located in Livingston Parish less than 30 minutes from LSU and the Center for Computation and Technology (CCT), an interdisciplinary research center with excellent supercomputing facilities. See: http://www.phys.lsu.edu for complete information.
LSU, located in Baton Rouge about 70 miles from New Orleans, is the flagship institution of the Louisiana State University System. It is a Research I University with an enrollment of 32,000 students, including 6,000 at the graduate level. For more information visit our website: http://www.lsu.edu.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field with five years of successful service as an associate professor; strong international reputation; demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and extensive publication record.
Attach ALL documents under the Resume/CV section of your application. Applicants must provide a vita, a statement of research experience and interests and teaching philosophy.
For further information, please contact Dr. Jorge Pullin, Hearne Search Committee Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy, 202 Nicholson Hall, Louisiana State University (firstname.lastname@example.org). Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.
A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.
Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!
LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.
HCM Contact Information:
Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu
Internal Number: R00051274
About Louisiana State University
LSU is the flagship institution of the state of Louisiana and is one of only 30 universities nationwide holding land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant status.
LSU was founded by the Louisiana General Assembly in 1853 under the name Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy and was located near Pineville, La., with the first session beginning on Jan. 2, 1860. Since that time, LSU has served the people of Louisiana, the region, the nation, and the world through extensive, multipurpose programs encompassing instruction, research, and public service. The University brings in more than $150 million annually in outside research grants and contracts, a significant factor for the Louisiana economy.
LSU is located on more than 2,000 acres and is known for the 1,200 large oak trees, valued at over $50 million. The campus landscaping was called “a botanical joy” in its listing among the 20 best campuses in America in Thomas Gaines’s The Campus as a Work of Art. LSU homes two Indian Mounds that were created by Native Americans more than 5,000 years ago and functioned as territorial markers or symbols of group identity. In 1999, the mounds were placed on the National Regis...ter of Historic Places.
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LSU represents the largest institution of higher education in the state of Louisiana and is the only public university in the state to be designated a Carnegie Research University with Very High Research Activity. Among a handful of distinguished universities to enjoy land, sea, and space grant status, LSU offers vital research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students as it transforms new technology into enterprise and lends expertise to solve endemic problems. Guided by the foundation of the National Flagship Agenda, Flagship 2020 is focused on the goals of learning, discovery, diversity, and engagement. Among institutions of higher education, LSU is uniquely situated to provide a rich educational experience. Our success as the Flagship campus has been attained not only by harnessing the intellectual capital of our faculty and students, but also by exploiting the geographic and cultural capital found only in Louisiana.
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