Cornell University, LASSP/Physics

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Position ID:Cornell-LASSP-TTCME [#22425]
Position Title: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics or Physics Education Research
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / Condensed Matter Experiment
Appl Deadline:2022/11/14 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/09/01, updated 2022/08/22, listed until 2023/02/22)
Position Description:    

As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine and booster or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

New hires are required to provide documentation showing full vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

For additional information on Cornell's Vaccination/Booster Compliance Program click here.

The Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics (LASSP) at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level, to begin July 1, 2023. We encourage applications in any and all areas of experimental condensed matter physics or physics education research. 

Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) biophysics, cold atoms and molecules, hard and soft condensed matter physics, materials, optics, quantum information and devices, statistical mechanics, x-ray physics, and physics education research. Candidates must hold a doctorate in an appropriate field. They must have demonstrated an ability to conduct outstanding research and show promise for future excellence in research and teaching within the physics department. They should be committed to enriching the diversity and excellence of Cornell’s academic community. 

Applications should be made at and must include: 
  • curriculum vitae
  • publication list
  • research statement
  • teaching/mentoring statement, and
  • a statement regarding equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).  
Candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation. 

The research statement should include a summary of prior work and a proposal for future work. It should explain the importance of the candidate’s research, disambiguate their role in multi-author publications, and present both a short-term and long-term vision. The teaching/mentoring statement should give an account of prior teaching and mentoring experience and describe the candidate’s approach, philosophy, and ambitions. The EDI statement should describe the applicant’s past, present, and/or future aspirations for promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in their careers as researchers and educators, and/or to convey how they see these commitments continuing at Cornell. Further details are at

Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2022.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
420 Physical Sciences Building
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853