Assistant Professor, Experimental Condensed Matter Physics - Spintronics - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States


Detailed Job Description

The successful candidate is expected to develop a high quality, externally funded research program in experimental condensed matter physics with an emphasis on the physics of confined 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 (Tuscaloosa) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in experimental Condensed Matter Physics, with an emphasis on spintronics. The appointment should begin 16th August 2015.

The successful candidate is expected to collaborate with physics faculty in the highly successful, interdisciplinary MINT Center ( and/or other faculty in Chemistry and Engineering. In particular, the successful candidate’s research expertise is expected to complement existing experimental and theoretical work in the area of magnetic materials and spintronics. The new faculty member would benefit from the extensive existing infrastructure at MINT and the UA Central Analytical Facility ( for general-purpose material characterization. More information can be found on the departmental ( 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.

We will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2014 and the review process will continue until the position is filled. Applications should consist of a resume, including descriptions of the applicant’s accomplishments, a complete list of publications with citations, research interests, teaching credentials and teaching philosophy and should be submitted online at Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent electronically to or by mail to Dr. Tim Mewes, 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, Dr. Tim Mewes, at or +1 (205) 348-9187.

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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  • Experimental Condensed Matter Physics - Spintronic
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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