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Assistant Professor in Advanced/Quantum Materials

The University of Georgia
University of Georgia, Athens
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Nov 2, 2022

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Tenure-Track Faculty in Advanced/Quantum Materials

University of Georgia / Department of Physics and Astronomy


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in experimental quantum/advanced materials and devices with an anticipated start date of August 2023. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the fabrication, characterization, and/or application of quantum materials and devices, novel high-performance materials, biomaterials, and functional devices/materials for energy/environmental applications. However, outstanding candidates in all fields of materials physics/device physics/nanoscience will be considered. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in physics or a related discipline with at least one year of postdoctoral experience. The new hire will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, to contribute effectively to high-quality mentoring and teaching, and to foster an environment of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). The Department has a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.


The Department, which currently has 23 faculty members, 10 of whom work in the area of nanoscience and condensed matter physics, has extensive collaborations in the Department of Chemistry, the School of Engineering, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory including a quantum network graduate student training program. Further, UGA is a member of the Battelle Savannah River Alliance managing and operating the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL). Faculty have the opportunity to build collaborations with SRNL research staff as well as leverage co-located facilities such as the planned DOE Advanced Manufacturing Cooperative, which will include cutting-edge materials modeling and simulations.


Applicants should only apply through UGA Human Resource website at


Applicants should prepare the following application documents: (1) a cover letter with brief summary of their scientific background, strengths, plan, and teaching experience, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of research interests, (4) a description of teaching and mentoring plans, (5) a EDI statement for both research and instruction,  and (6) contact information for three references.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to arrange for the confidential reference letters ASAP. 


All applications received by November 15, 2022 will receive full consideration.


The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and UGA are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, people from historically excluded groups, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


UGA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status.  Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (  Please do not contact the Department or search committee with such requests. UGA is a land- and sea-grant institution located in Athens, Georgia, 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (; Athens is well known for its quality of life, with easy access to both outdoor and urban activities (




UGA is a comprehensive research university with approximately 35,000 students in 14 colleges and schools. The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences resides in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences which has teaching, research, and outreach programs at three campuses across the state: Athens, Griffin and Tifton. The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences has teaching, research, and extension faculty at all three locations which conduct basic and applied research that is important to clientele in the state of Georgia and that adds to the body of knowledge basic to agricultural production and environmental management.

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