Assistant Professor in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

Lawrence, Kansas
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Aug 29, 2017
Sep 28, 2017
Field of specialization
Education, Physical, Theoretical
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas (KU) seeks outstanding applicants for an assistant professorship in physics (tenure track position) in the area of theoretical condensed matter physics to start as early as August 18, 2018. Appointment at a higher rank will be considered for exceptional candidates. The KU condensed matter physics group has active research programs in nanomaterials, renewable energy, low-dimensional physics, superconductivity, quantum computing, organic semiconductors, and ultrafast laser spectroscopy. The group also plays a key role in promoting university-wide material research efforts.   
The qualifying candidates must have a doctorate degree in physics or a closely related field and relevant postdoctoral experience. A strong record of research and commitment to excellence in teaching are required. Candidates with research interests compatible with the existing experimental efforts are particularly encouraged to apply. The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see Candidates with experience and/or demonstrated potential to effectively contribute to a diverse and inclusive learning environment are especially encouraged to apply.
For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to   or and search by key word [CMP]. A complete online application includes the following materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement (up to 5 pages), a teaching statement (up to 2 pages), and the names, e-mail addresses, and contact information for at least three references. Applicants should arrange for electronic letters of reference to be sent to Professor Hume Feldman, Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Kansas, Initial review of applications will begin October 23, 2017. For full consideration, all application documents and reference letters must be received before this date. Late applications will be accepted as long as needed to identify a qualified pool.

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