Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Arizona State University Department of Physics

Tempe, AZ, United States

The Department of Physics at the Arizona State University ( invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in any area of Experimental Biophysics with an anticipated start date of August 2019. Of interest are applicants developing or using novel optical tools to probe biological systems in-situ or in-vivo.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous externally-funded research program at ASU with significant national and international recognition; teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to participate in professional and university service.

The candidate will become part of one of the largest Biophysics groups within a Physics Department in the US. The world-class environment for research at the interface of Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Engineering includes the Center for Biological Physics ( as well as the Biodesign Institute (, the new compact x-ray free electron laser facility, and state of the art atomic resolution cryo-electron microscopy. ASU is connected to outstanding clinical partners in the Phoenix area like Mayo Clinic (, Barrow Neurological Institute ( and Banner University Medical Center (

The Tempe campus of Arizona State University has approximately 60,000 students. It is located in the rapidly growing metropolitan Phoenix area, providing a wide variety of recreational and cultural opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctorate in physics or a related discipline by time of appointment.
Demonstrated potential to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program.
Strong commitment to excellence in teaching
Desired Qualifications:

Postdoctoral experience
A strong record of research accomplishments
Experience working in an interdisciplinary environment
Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities.
To apply, please submit as a single PDF document: (1) a cover letter which includes the names and email addresses of three references, (2) a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, (3) a succinct (3-5 page) outline of future research plans, and (4) a 1-page statement of teaching philosophy and interests. PDF application materials should be submitted via the employment application portal found at Initial application deadline is December 2nd, 2018; if not filled, review of applications will continue weekly until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University 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. Further information on ASU’s policies can be found at


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Assistant Professor