Assistant Professor of Physics: Experimental Research
Department of Physics, Utah State University
Location: Logan, Utah
Salary: commensurate with experience
Faculty 4-Year College/University
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 7130
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.
To apply for the position, please prepare: (a) a cover letter, (b) a copy of your CV, (c) a statement of research accomplishments and plans, including a description of how these plans will strengthen current departmental activities, (d) a statement on teaching and mentoring experience and philosophy, and (e) contact information for at least three confidential letters of reference. To submit these materials, please: (a) click "Apply..." at this job posting, (b) create a user profile, (c) upload your CV, (d) upload your cover letter, research statement, and teaching philosophy under "Documents 1-5," ignoring the other document types, (e) complete the remaining fields of the application including contact information for your references, and (f) click "Update Profile." 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 email@example.com.
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Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322
About Department of Physics, Utah State University
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.
The position is based at USU's main campus in Logan, Utah, about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Logan is a peaceful college town of 54,000 inhabitants located in Cache Valley, a picturesque mountain valley that is home to rich outdoor and cultural activities. The Logan metropolitan area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for be...st-performing small cities in the nation based on job growth, wage growth, high-tech industry diversity, broadband access, and housing affordability. U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts.
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