Assistant Professor Tenure-track Position—Experimental Condensed Matter/Quantum Science
University of Denver
Location: Denver, Colorado
Salary: $90,000 - $92,000
Faculty 4-Year College/University
The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.
The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Denver (DU) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin in September of 2024. We seek candidates with research interests in experimental condensed matter physics whose research and teaching will support an initiative in Quantum Materials and Information Science, which launched with one faculty member already hired in 2022. All areas broadly related to quantum materials and information sciences will be considered, with potential for collaboration with existing research areas on campus and in the surrounding areas a particular plus. The successful candidate will possess enthusiasm for teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, and demonstrate promise of developing an independent extramurally funded research program that involves both Ph.D. and undergraduate students. Though we intend to focus on experimental candidates, a theoretical or computational candidate with exceptionally strong match to the position and the department may be considered. More information about the department can be found at https://physics.du.edu.
Applications for this position must be submitted through https://jobs.du.edu and should include a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans, one-page statement of how the applicant can contribute to DU’s values, practices, and actions regarding diversity, equity and inclusivity, and names and contact information for at least three references. Applications completed before January 1, 2024, will be assured full consideration, but the selection process will continue until the position is filled.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to teach classes in different modalities (in-person, hybrid, and online) at both undergraduate and graduate levels
Ability to carry out both independent and collaborative research activities
Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies
Located where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, the University of Denver embodies the spirit of exploration and discovery that defines our region and our history. DU is a private institution built on exploration through research and collaboration among educators, students, and local and global communities. With nationally recognized academic programs, a history of widespread influence, a forward-looking vision for a 21st-century education, and a deep commitment to promoting inclusion, we open a world of opportunity to students and empower them to make a difference around the world. Through learning, scholarship and practice, students gain the experience, knowledge and courage they need to tackle big challenges in the real world and guide diverse communities and organizations.
The University of Denver recognizes that its success in being a great university dedicated to the public good depends greatly on how well it engages, supports, and champions the values of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. As part of our intentionality in recruiting and retaining faculty from a wide variety of historically excluded intersecting identities, including those from communities of... color, with diverse gender and sexual identities, first-generation college graduates, or with disabilities, new faculty will have the opportunity to choose to participate in a pilot University-wide initiative. This initiative will connect new colleagues in a cohort, building community across units with supportive programming led by the Office of the Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs in collaboration with the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and each faculty participant’s academic unit. To learn more about the University of Denver’s commitments and work in support of DEI and J, please visit: https://www.du.edu/equity. For more information about this program or if you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and/or visit https://duvpfa.du.edu/faculty-resources/prospective-faculty/.
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