University of Wisconsin, Engineering Physics Department
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Salary: Negotiable based on experience
Engineering and Technology: Nuclear
Government and National Lab
Faculty 4-Year College/University
3 openings available.
Internal Number: PVL 269965
The Department of Engineering Physics in the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks candidates for three tenure-track faculty positions in fusion technology and plasma science. Exceptional candidates in the areas of fusion system design, fusion plasma computation, and the broader areas of fusion technology and plasma-material interaction will be considered. Candidates who are able to transfer experience from nuclear fission system design and analysis to fusion technology are encouraged to apply.
The Department is reinvesting in its long-term strategic priority of fusion technology. The area of fusion systems design includes neutronics, breeding of fusion fuel, thermal-hydraulics, tritium fuel cycle, fusion energy conversion, and balance of plant considerations. Fusion plasma computation includes macroscale stability, transport associated with plasma microturbulence, edge plasma dynamics, and whole-device modeling. Plasma-material interaction includes erosion, re-deposition, and lifetime of first-wall structural material in the fusion environment. Other relevant topics in fusion technology involve plasma control, diagnostics for the fusion environment, and auxiliary power systems. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching in these, or related areas where expertise is transferable to fusion, such as nuclear fission systems and low-temperature plasma.
The newly hired faculty members will have a tenure home in the Department of Engineering Physics. They will join the multi-department fusion plasma research community at UW-Madison. They will also be welcome to participate in the Institute for Nuclear Energy Systems with diverse research interests related to nuclear energy applications and the Center for Plasmas Theory and Computation. There will be many opportunities to establish collaborations with experimental, theoretical and computational research groups on the UW campus, and with national and international fusion efforts. Faculty members are expected to establish and maintain world-class graduate research programs, teach courses, contribute to the education and professional development of a diverse community of undergraduate and graduate students, and engage in department, college, university, and appropriate community and professional service activities.
Responsibilities: Teaching and developing undergraduate and graduate courses; supervising graduate student research; developing and directing a strong, funded research program; promoting an inclusive environment for learning and research; participating in departmental and university faculty governance; and contributing to professional and public service.
Candidates are being sought at the Assistant Professor level. Distinguished academic record, exceptional potential for creative research and a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate instruction in a diverse environment are key selection criteria for the position.
Please apply directly on the Jobs At UW, University of Wisconsin-Madison website, jobs.hr.wisc.edu. To begin the application process, click on "Apply Now". JOB NO: 269965-FA
Please upload a letter of application; an updated curriculum vitae; statement of research; and statement of teaching in a SINGLE PDF format.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering strives to foster a respectful, diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. Submitted materials should include candidates' thoughts on diversity, equity, and inclusion, including previous activities and/or future plans in these areas, in relevant sections of their applications.
The department is strongly committed to a diverse faculty and student body. Women and candidates from member groups traditionally under-represented in engineering are strongly encouraged to apply.
The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 17, 2022, however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.
About University of Wisconsin, Engineering Physics Department
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is among the world’s leading universities, known for outstanding scholarship in a variety of academic fields, a vital research program, and a commitment to make our state and our world a better place to live. With the Wisconsin Idea as a guiding principle, public service and creating a better future for everyone are at the core of the University’s work. The University is also located along the beautiful shore of Lake Mendota in the heart of Madison, WI, a family-friendly city known for its entertainment and outdoor recreation opportunities.
The Department of Engineering Physics at UW-Madison features experimental, theoretical, and computational research programs in fusion technology, nuclear systems, nuclear materials and plasma physics. Faculty are involved in a multitude of collaborative projects, including participation in the ITER tokamak in Cadarache, France, as well as the two U.S. facilities DIII-D and NSTX-U. Housed within the department is the unique magnetic confinement fusion experiment, the Pegasus spherical tokamak. The Department of Engineering Physics also has a robust theory and computation effort and is home to a nuclear react...or used for research and teaching.
To learn more about UW-Madison, visit www.wisc.edu. For more information about the Department of Engineering Physics, visit https://engineering.wisc.edu/departments/engineering-physics/.
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