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Assistant Professor

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
Salary Commensurate with Experience
Closing date
Jun 11, 2021

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Field of specialization
Nuclear / Radiochemical
Work Function
Research-Applied, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time
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The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking outstanding candidates for a junior faculty position in experimental nuclear chemistry or radiochemistry.  We are especially interested in scientists with a strong record of research accomplishments related to isotope production and harvesting techniques complementary to existing FRIB programs.

Candidates are expected to hold a PhD in chemistry, physics, engineering, or a related field at the time of appointment and have at least two-years of postdoctoral experience in experimental nuclear chemistry, radiochemistry or another closely related field. Candidates must exhibit high promise for excellence in research, teaching, and a commitment to diversity. 

The position will be filled at the rank of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR within the FRIB Faculty Position System with a joint appointment in an appropriate academic department, e.g., chemistry.

FRIB is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science user facility and affords world-class research opportunities in low-energy nuclear science when user operation commence in early 2022. Since 2010, MSU’s nuclear physics graduate program is ranked No. 1 in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of graduate schools.

Interested individuals should submit an application through and refer to position 699053. Applicants must submit a detailed CV, a cover letter summarizing their qualifications, a research statement of up to three pages, a statement of teaching philosophy of up to two pages, a statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion of up to two pages, and contact information for at least three references.

For full consideration, applications should be received by June 1, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis until the position is filled. named Lansing as the most affordable city on its 2018 Best Affordable Places to Live list and one of the 2020 Top 100 Best Places to Live. East Lansing is one of the Best Places to Live according to the 2019 ranking by Okemos is No. 1 in the 2020 Best Places to Live in Michigan ranking.

Located on the campus of Michigan State University, FRIB faculty enjoy unique benefits and amenities including:

  • Best in class research support infrastructure in world class laboratories
  • Excellent medical and retirement plans
  • Generous paid time off benefits and paid holidays including paid parental leave
  • Multiple fitness facilities including indoor/outdoor tennis, swimming pools, and group exercise classes
  • Libraries and museums
  • Wharton Center for Performing Arts, showcasing Broadway shows and internationally acclaimed artists
  • On-campus child care
  • Work-life Office to support faculty throughout their career

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University and FRIB encourage applications or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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