Faculty Position in Condensed Matter Experiment

The Physics Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to start September 1, 2012, in the area of Condensed-Matter Experiment. The appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor level, but outstanding applications at higher levels also will be considered. The Department seeks an individual with outstanding research experience and plans, a strong commitment to teaching, and the potential to develop and maintain an externally-funded research program. A PhD and postdoctoral experience are required. Evaluation of applications for this position will begin on December 2, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. Particular areas of focus for this search are strongly correlated systems, nanoscale materials and devices, charge-transport physics, and related areas.

The Physics Department (www.physics.umass.edu) is committed to expanding its Condensed-Matter Experiment group, which currently has strong emphases on nanoscience, renewable energy, soft condensed-matter, biological physics, and quantum fluids and solids. Our Condensed-Matter experimentalists have significant interdisciplinary connections to researchers in the Polymer Science and Engineering, Chemistry, and other departments, and interact closely with an outstanding Condensed-Matter Theory group. Substantial startup resources and newly renovated laboratory space are available to support the successful candidate.

Application material should include a letter of application, a CV, and a research statement, as well as three letters of reference. Materials should be uploaded to http://www.academicjobsonline.org/. The URL for this position is https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1059. Although electronic applications are preferred, application materials may also be sent to: Condensed Matter Search, Physics Department, 710 N. Pleasant St., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. The Physics Department is committed in its efforts to hire candidates who will enhance the diversity and gender balance of its faculty, staff and students. We strongly encourage women and members of minority groups to apply. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

For applicants: The University asks that we collect two forms. One is a waiver form stating whether you waive access to the reference letters. The second is the Equal opportunity info request form. We would ask that you fill these out and send them to Ann Cairl at cairl@physics.umass.edu or Ms. Ann Cairl, Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. These forms are not viewed by the search committee, but are submitted to the University at the end of the search.