Robert L. Gluckstern Distinguished Professorship in Physics

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Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 4:30pm

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Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 11:00pm


Faculty position

The Department of Physics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for the endowed Robert L. Gluckstern Distinguished Professorship in Physics to commence as early as September 2018. This chair position will be awarded to an individual with an outstanding, internationally-recognized research program. The selected appointee will play a key role in contributing strategic leadership to the scientific directions of the Physics Department, and be an active faculty member will a vibrant, externally-funded research group. The successful candidate for the Gluckstern Professorship will be chosen from a pool of external tenured faculty candidates at the associate or full professor level. The Physics Department is in an exciting phase of expansion and dedicated to enhancing strengths synergistically by hiring new faculty. Currently, the Department has a vibrant and collaborative group of faculty offering a breadth of cutting-edge experimental and theoretical research in condensed matter physics, biophysics, particle and nuclear physics, as well as cross-cutting collaborations and centers in fundamental interactions, autonomous materials, nanotechnology, computational physics and many-body quantum systems. The duration of the Gluckstern Professorship is seven years, after which the holder of the chair will continue as a valued regular member of the faculty, and the Chair passes to a new appointee. The candidate must have a PhD (or equivalent) in Physics or a related discipline and be able to teach physics at any level.

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests and the names and contact information of three references at Review of applications will commence Jan 22, 2018, and applications received by that date will receive full consideration.  Inquiries about the position and the search process can be addressed to Professor Nikolay Prokof'ev at