Distinguished Chair in the Natural Sciences/Full Professor - Physics & Chemistry

Chicago, Illinois
To be discussed.
Jul 16, 2018
Aug 15, 2018
Field of specialization
Materials, Nanotechnology
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Physics, in collaboration with the Department of Chemistry and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), invite applications to fill an Endowed Distinguished Chair in the Natural Sciences, a tenured faculty position at the full professor level. The Chair will hold a joint appointment in the Department of Physics and the Department of Chemistry. The emphasis of this search is to strengthen our efforts in experimental materials and condensed matter research within both departments. The anticipated starting date is Fall 2019. A further expansion in this area is anticipated with junior-level hires to follow the successful completion of this search.

The materials and condensed matter research faculty affiliated with the Departments of Physics and Chemistry at UIC conduct experimental and theoretical research on a wide range of functional, complex materials, including energy-relevant, topological, and strongly-correlated systems. UIC has strong computational, characterization, and synthesis core facilities, including a high-performance computing cluster (https://acer.uic.edu), aberration-corrected electron microscopy and synthesis facilities (http://www.rrc.uic.edu), and is located in close proximity to Argonne National Laboratory (http://www.anl.gov). A successful candidate is expected to have an established, vigorous, and highly visible research program focusing on areas such as synthesis and characterization of heterostructures, interfaces, and engineered lattices, though other areas within experimental materials and condensed matter research will be considered. Expertise in characterization approaches such as X-ray, electron or neutron scattering, optical spectroscopy, transport, or scanning/proximal probe microscopy is highly desirable. The successful candidate is expected to play a leading or strong supporting role in research teams that combine characterization, synthesis, computational, and theoretical efforts. The candidate must be a tenured faculty member at the associate or full level, or have an equivalent National Laboratory or industrial position.

Please go to https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=94369 to complete an online application, including names and email addresses of at least five references. Required documents to be uploaded include a CV, publications list, and a concise statement of research and teaching interests. Applications must be completed by August 15, 2018 to receive full consideration.

UIC is a Research I public university in the heart of Chicago. A description of the research programs in the Departments of Physics and Chemistry can be found at https://phys.uic.edu and https://chem.uic.edu. UIC is the largest university in the Chicago area with over 30,000 students, 15 colleges, including the nation's largest medical school, and one of the nation's most diverse student bodies. For additional information, please refer to UIC's Home Page at https://www.uic.edu and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at https://www.las.uic.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse, pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

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