Assistant/Associate Professor (Dynamic Compression Science Theory) - Washington State University in Pullman Washington

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Washington State University

Pullman, Washington


United States
(121301)

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Detailed Job Description

The Institute for Shock Physics (ISP) is a multidisciplinary research organization, within the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Washington State University (WSU), with an emphasis on understanding condensed matter response at extreme conditions. The WSU shock physics effort, widely recognized as the academic leader in the field, has a long and distinguished history of research innovations and excellence, and rigorous hands-on training in studying material response under extreme dynamic compression. Spanning more than five decades, many pioneering developments in shock wave experiments and theory have been carried out at WSU. One of WSU’s most notable achievements in this field has been the outstanding group of scientists who have been educated and trained as graduate students and postdoctoral research associates. These individuals have gone on to become leaders in this field.

WSU is making investments to broaden and enhance the Institute’s unique and eminent national role well into the future and has established a new tenure-track faculty position in the Institute for Shock Physics. We are seeking to hire a Condensed Matter Theorist (Assistant or Associate Professor Rank) with a demonstrated record of creativity and excellence in understanding material response at the extreme conditions relevant to dynamic compression research. In exceptional cases, a higher rank may be considered. The individual hired will be expected to develop a strong externally-funded research program in dynamic compression science and to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in physics. This is a full-time tenure-track academic year faculty position in the Institute for Shock Physics, located on the WSU Pullman campus, with the possibility of a joint appointment or affiliation in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Additionally, there exist excellent opportunities for collaborations with scientists at the DOE/NNSA and DoD Laboratories.

The Institute for Shock Physics is seeking an outstanding theorist with a strong record of research and scholarship in understanding material response at extreme conditions relevant to dynamic compression research, the ability to define and lead new research thrusts, the ability to lead multidisciplinary research projects and guide others, a strong interest in teaching, and having the requisite scientific stature for this position.

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop an externally-supported, independent research program.
  • Train and mentor graduate students and post-doctoral research associates.
  • Publish in peer-reviewed journals, including high-impact journals.
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Physics.
  • Disseminate results and findings at national and international venues (conferences/meetings/colloquia) – invited and contributed presentations.
  • Engage in activities, both internal and external to WSU, to enhance the scientific impact and stature of the ISP, specifically by conducting state-of-the-art research and by fostering research collaborations within and outside WSU.

Required Qualifications

Only applicants who are currently in the U.S. and meet the following qualifications will be considered for this position:

  • PhD in Physics and 2-3 years of post-PhD research experience by the appointment start date for the Assistant Professor rank. Candidates for the Associate Professor rank are required to have a minimum of 6 years of post-PhD research experience by the employment start date. In exceptional cases, a higher rank may be considered.
  • Strong record of research and scholarship, and demonstrated expertise in condensed matter theory related to understanding material response at extreme conditions relevant to dynamic compression research.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, and the ability to develop and manage an independent research program.
  • A strong record of research and scholarship in dynamic compression science; the ability to define and lead new research thrusts; the ability to lead multidisciplinary research projects; a strong interest in teaching, and the requisite scientific stature for the position.
  • The ability and expertise to guide and supervise successfully the research activities of students and postdoctoral research associates.
  • Personal attributes should include excellent communication skills and critical thinking, sound judgment, high levels of creativity and energy, and the ability to inspire others.

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Associate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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