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The successful candidate is expected to develop a high quality, externally funded research program in experimental condensed matter physics with an emphasis on the optical properties of 2-dimensional systems. Candidates are expected to have and maintain an outstanding research record, as well as teach and mentor effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in experimental condensed matter physics with an emphasis on the optical properties of 2-dimensional systems. The appointment should begin 16 August 2016.
The successful candidate is expected to collaborate with physics faculty in the highly successful, interdisciplinary MINT Center (mint.ua.edu) and/or other faculty in Chemistry and Engineering. In particular, the successful candidate’s research expertise is expected to complement existing work on the optical properties of low dimensional systems. The new faculty member would benefit from the extensive existing infrastructure at MINT and the UA Central Analytical Facility (caf.ua.edu) for general-purpose material characterization. More information can be found on the departmental (physics.ua.edu) and MINT websites.
The minimum qualifications for this position are a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field and an outstanding record of research accomplishments. Postdoctoral experience is desirable. Candidates for this position are expected to have an outstanding research record and exhibit potential for effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate is expected to develop a high quality, externally funded research program, as well as teach and mentor at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Review of applications will begin 1 April 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted online at facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/38251 and should consist of a letter of application, including descriptions of the applicant’s accomplishments, a curriculum vitae with a complete list of publications (with citations), a detailed research plan, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent electronically to email@example.com or by mail to Prof. Rainer Schad, Condensed Matter Search Committee Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Box 870324, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. For additional information, contact the search committee chair, Prof. Rainer Schad, at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (205) 348-2404.
The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.
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