Arizona State University (ASU)

Assistant Professor - Experimental Physics

Department of Physics - ASU

Tempe, AZ, United States

The Department of Physics at Arizona State University (https://physics.asu.edu/) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Experimental (particle/nuclear/atomic) Physics, with emphasis on the emerging area of precision searches of fundamental physics. The anticipated start date is August, 2020. We are particularly interested in applicants who are developing new, high-precision instruments to search for elementary particles, forces, or symmetries beyond the Standard Model, using cutting-edge techniques such as laser and atom interferometry, atomic clocks, high-precision magnetometers, ultra-cold neutron/ion sources, and others.


At ASU, the newly appointed Assistant Professor will enhance the existing Cosmology Initiative which includes theoretical and experimental particle/nuclear physics, cosmology, and astrophysics. They will have the opportunity to collaborate with many existing groups across ASU (with experiments including, but not limited to, electronic structure, novel semiconductors, magnetic materials, new energy materials and low-dimensional materials). ASU has one of the most extensive arrays of experimental characterization facilities world- wide. Facilities include ASU’s high-performance computing, advanced materials synthesis, high-resolution electron microscopy, nano-diamond fabrication and compact X-ray free-electron laser. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally- funded research program, engage students through research and effective teaching, participate in service to the University and the profession, and build productive relationships with faculty across ASU.

Required qualifications include: a Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in Physics   or related field by start of appointment; demonstrated ability to establish an, independent, externally fundable research program; potential for leadership in their subfield; and a record of demonstrated excellence in teaching physics.

Desired qualifications include: a track record of successful research accomplishments; evidence of successful postdoctoral experience, and demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations.

To apply, please submit electronically, to http://apply.interfolio.com/71421 (1) a cover letter that includes contact information (including email addresses) for three references; (2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae that includes a complete publication record;(3) an outline of future research plans (not to exceed three pages); (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (not to exceed two pages); and (5) a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence .

Review of applications will begin January 17, 2020. If not filled, applications will be evaluated every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. Inquiries and nominations should be directed to: Ricardo.Alarcon@asu.edu

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

A background check is required prior to employment.

ASU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. For more information on ASU’s policies, please see: https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and its complete non-discrimination statement at: https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.

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