The Utah State University Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in experimental physics. Preference will be given to candidates who will strengthen existing experimental efforts in the department. Current experimental activities include atmospheric and space physics, physics of materials in extreme environments, and nanoscale structures in electronics and photonics. A competitive package is available to support the establishment of an active research laboratory. Expectations of the position include teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentoring student research, establishing and maintaining a funded research program, and regularly publishing scientific results. Serious consideration will be given to applicants who show promise of excellence in these areas and who clearly describe how their research will strengthen current departmental activities. The minimum qualification is a PhD in physics or a closely related field.
Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Review of applications will begin on January 8, 2024. Inquiries about the position may be addressed to Dr. Boyd Edwards, search committee chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The estimated start date for this position is August 1, 2024.
Responsibilities will include experimental physics research, pursuing internal and external research funding, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, teaching and service. Along with other duties as assigned by the Department Head.
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Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.
The Department of Physics has a diverse research portfolio in experimental, observational, computational, and theoretical physics that is supported by 19 faculty members, 6 research staff, 3 postdoctoral fellows, 5 support staff, 85 undergraduate majors, and 26 graduate students. This moderate size fosters an environment of collegiality, small class sizes, and meaningful research experiences for students. Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s only land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, inclusion, and outreach supported by 900 full-time faculty members, 25,000 undergraduate students, and 3100 graduate students. USU is a Carnegie R1 research institution and the recipient of the 2020 Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments by the Council on Undergraduate Research.
Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.
As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.
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