Faculty Position in Experimental High Intensity Laser Physics
University of Maryland, College Park, Physics Dept
Location: College Park, Maryland
Faculty 4-Year College/University
The University of Maryland Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Experimental High Intensity Laser Physics. The successful candidate would be expected to complement or enhance our internationally competitive interdisciplinary efforts in high intensity laser-matter interactions, including plasma and high energy density physics, advanced laser-driven particle accelerators and light sources, atomic physics, nonlinear optics, and structured light. Associated campus units with complementary research programs are the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP) and the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Some research overlap exists with the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI). The National Institutes of Health, the Naval Research Lab, the Army Research Lab, and the Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab are within short driving distance. The University of Maryland’s physics department is nationally ranked. State-of-the-art facilities are available, including the Nanocenter fabrication lab and advanced imaging and microscopy lab. The preferred starting date for the position is August of 2024. A more senior level position could be considered for exceptional candidates.
Only applications submitted through the UMD online site will be considered: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/114548
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. For best consideration, applications should be received by January 15, 2024.
Minimum requirements: A Ph.D. in physics or related discipline. Good teaching, particularly in settings with diverse groups, is a high priority of the Department, and a potential for teaching excellence is necessary. Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to conduct independent research, have good communication skills, and have the potential for leadership within the research community. The University of Maryland and Department of Physics are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas. Required are (1) a cover letter, (2) a CV, (3) a statement of research interests and plans, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and (5) the names and email addresses of four reference writers.
About University of Maryland, College Park, Physics Dept
Housed within a large, diverse research university, Maryland Physics is one of the largest departments in the nation. Exploring more than 30 fields of physics, our faculty and students work together on some of today's most cutting edge physics research. Along with a rigorous academic curriculum and an ideal Washington D.C. location, this productive research program forms the foundation of a first-class educational experience. Our undergraduates are sought after by premier graduate schools and a competitive marketplace; and our graduate students advance to challenging careers in government, industry and academia.
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