The Stavropoulos Center for Complex Quantum Matter at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Notre Dame invites applications for two faculty positions in topics closely related to the center’s profile, in particular:
a broad spectrum of computational condensed matter theory, such as density functional theory, quantum information, tensor network and more.
The appointments are open at all levels from assistant to full professor.
The condensed matter group at Notre Dame consists of 6 experimental and 4 theoretical faculty members, specializing in hard condensed matter, quantum materials, complex networks, and biological physics, associated to the newly established Stavropoulos Center for Complex Quantum Matter, led by László Forró, the Aurora and Thomas Marquez Chair Professor of Physics. The Center's mission is to synthesize materials of interest for novel technologies and to study them with cutting-edge experimental and theoretical methods. We seek faculty members committed to developing and sustaining an environment of inclusive excellence in research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to develop a highly successful research program, attract independent research funding, teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and engage with students from diverse backgrounds. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s experience and research accomplishments. The starting date is foreseen for the second half of 2023.
The Department of Physics at Notre Dame has 45 tenured and tenure-track faculty; another 22 research, teaching and concurrent faculty; more than 100 graduate students; and about 120 undergraduate physics majors. Additional information about the department and the College of Science can be found at http://physics.nd.edu and http://science.nd.edu respectively.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, detailed research plans, and a statement of teaching and mentoring. Candidates must also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation. Submit materials at https://apply.interfolio.com/117307. Review of applications will begin on December 15 and will continue until the positions have been filled.
The Department is committed to diversifying its faculty, and encourages applications from women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups.
Notre Dame Physics and Astronomy provides an outstanding and distinctive education to our undergraduate and graduate students while maintaining a broad, vibrant research program as we attempt to answer some of the most fundamental questions in nature.
ND Physics and Astronomy has research groups in a number of areas, including astrophysics, condensed matter, nuclear, and high energy physics. In addition, individual faculty members have interests in other areas of physics, such as biocomplexity, network theory, and quantum computing. It is not uncommon to find astrophysicists working with high-energy physicists or physicists working with computer scientists or biochemists or mathematicians. This research is carried out by 43 tenured or tenure-track faculty, 23 research, teaching, or concurrent faculty, along with 100+ graduate students, as well as other research staff. Our research is collaborative, interdisciplinary and highly international. Notre Dame physicists are active in collaborations around the globe, including particle physics at CERN, nuclear physics in Japan, condensed matter experiments in France and Switzerland, and telescope observing in South America. We also host... visitors from abroad that come to work with our faculty and take advantage of the excellent research facilities.
Graduate students are the “life blood” of every physics department and ND Physics has a strong Ph.D. program that focuses on both the academic and professional development of our students. Our graduate curriculum comprises two years of coursework that provides a broad education in the major topics in physics followed by in-depth coverage of the student’s area of interest. We work closely with each student to try to match their research interests with the appropriate advisor, and the Department makes sure that students receive mentoring from a group of faculty members throughout their graduate career. There is a great deal of flexibility in the graduate program. A number of our students work on cross-disciplinary research.
Our undergraduate physics program has seen tremendous growth and we typically graduate 30 or more physics majors each spring. A number of degree options are available to Notre Dame physics majors, ranging from our Advanced Physics concentration for those interested in a career in physics to our Physics in Medicine degree, a curriculum that gives students a great background for medical school and medical physics programs.
The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic research university located in Notre Dame, Ind., adjacent to the city of South Bend and approximately 90 miles east of Chicago. The Department of Physics Ph.D. program was established in 1939.
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