Assistant Professor in Condensed Matter Experiment
University of Kentucky Department of Physics and Astronomy
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Physics: Condensed Matter
Faculty 4-Year College/University
The Department of Physics and Astronomy (https://pa.as.uky.edu/) in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky seeks to fill a tenure-eligible faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics. This is a 9-month position in the regular title series with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2024. The department is seeking candidates in experimental condensed matter physics who carry out measurements on quantum condensed matter systems, such as quantum sensing or ultrafast nonequilibrium spectroscopy/imaging. The successful applicant is expected to share intellectual interests with faculty in our department and on campus. Examples of areas of interest include strongly correlated electronic systems, topological materials, and precision measurements. However, excellent candidates in all subfields of experimental quantum condensed matter physics will be considered. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to establish a sustainable, high-impact research group with collaborations across condensed matter physics and beyond. Tenure-eligible faculty are expected to build a strong research program in their research field with the potential to attract external funding.
Successful candidates are also expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring of students and be qualified to teach a broad range of courses in physics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. in Physics or a related field is required. A record of research excellence is expected.
In order to be considered a candidate, applicants will need to complete the following two steps:
1. Submit your job market materials online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25717. Applications must include the following: 1) Cover Letter, 2) CV, 3) Research Statement, 4) Teaching Statement, and 5) a statement on their contribution toward inclusive excellence in teaching, research, professional activities, and/or service. In addition, please arrange for three recommendation letters.
About University of Kentucky Department of Physics and Astronomy
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kentucky currently consists of 30 tenure-track and tenured faculty members carrying out research in astronomy/astrophysics, atomic physics, experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics, experimental and theoretical nuclear physics, and theoretical high energy physics. Information about benefits for faculty can be found here: https://hr.uky.edu/employment/working-uk/our-benefits
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