Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Columbia University

New York, NY, United States

Research/Faculty Position
Experimental Condensed Matter/Optical Physics
Columbia University and the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (Hamburg)

The Department of Physics at Columbia University and the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) at Hamburg, Germany seek to recruit an individual working in the area of experimental condensed matter or optical physics.
Columbia University, MPSD, the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Physics, and the Flatiron Institute of the Simons Foundation are planning to form a new joint research Center on Nonequilibrium Quantum Phenomena. The selected candidate will be based as a Max Planck Junior Group Leader at MPSD in Hamburg for an initial five years, and then, subject to standard reviews, would join Columbia as a tenure track faculty member (Assistant Professor of Physics).
The position at MPSD starts on July 1, 2019.
Candidates should submit their applications to Columbia through Columbia University’s Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) at

and to the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter in Hamburg, Germany at

Separate applications must be submitted to each institution. Applications must include: a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae (including a publication list), and brief statements of research plans and teaching philosophy. Candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent on their behalf to each institution,

It is expected that the candidate will develop a vigorous independent research program, continuing the long Columbia and Max Planck Society records of forefront accomplishment in science. Applicants must possess a doctoral degree in Physics or a related field and have demonstrated the ability to do pioneering experimental research as well as the promise of excellence in teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Review of applications and scheduling of interviews will begin December 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, and is committed to a working and learning environment supportive of its faculty and staff in their pursuit of a productive and fulfilling professional and personal life.


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Assistant Professor