University of Connecticut, Physics

Position ID:UConn-Physics-494820 [#17278, 494820]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Appl Deadline: (posted 2020/10/21, listed until 2020/12/22)
Position Description:    

INTRODUCTION

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is pleased to invite applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in the Department of Physics in Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) Physics at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in August 2021. An appointment at the Associate Professor level may be considered for an exceptional candidate. We are particularly interested in quantum dynamics and ultrafast processes in AMO science. The department currently has three funded groups working in experimental ultrafast laser and FEL interactions with atoms and molecule, so the ability to collaborate with experimentalists is a high priority. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to build a strong research program in Theoretical AMO Physics with an interest in collaborating with existing experimental groups.

The Physics Department has 34 tenure-track faculty members, 184 undergraduate majors and 84 graduate students, and has recognized groups actively engaged in research in AMO, condensed matter, nuclear and particle physics. Some areas of particular departmental strength include strong collaborations with the Institute of Materials Science at UConn, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, as well as Brookhaven, Argonne, Lawrence Berkeley, SLAC, and Jefferson National Labs. The Department recently moved to a fully-renovated building, which includes state-of-the-art Studio Physics teaching labs.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through extramural funding, high quality publications, impact as measured through citations, and national recognition such as honorific awards. The successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including Studio Physics, innovative courses and instruction methods, and mentoring of students in research, outreach, and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through research, teaching, and/or public engagement the commitment to, and support of, diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

Founded in 1881, the UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Earned Ph.D. in Physics or related field; demonstrated ability to initiate and lead an independent research program; an established record of publications in major scientific journals; evidence of excellence in teaching, and a deep commitment to promoting diversity through their academic and research programs. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

A leadership role in active, ongoing research in Theoretical AMO Physics; at least two years' post-doctoral experience; strong teaching skills; and the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2021. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn’s regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY

Please apply via Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17278 and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.);
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.);
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
  • Sample journal articles or books
  • 3 letters of reference.

Evaluation of applicants will begin December 15, 2020. Any questions regarding this position should be directed to amo.faculty.search@uconn.edu.For more information regarding the Department of Physics please visit the department website at http://physics.uconn.edu .

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 

This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


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Further Info:
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University of Connecticut
Department of Physics
196 Auditorium Road
Unit 3046
Storrs, CT 06269

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