Physics, University of Connecticut

Position ID:UConn-Physics-2017098 [#7986, 2017098]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professors in Experimental 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
Starting Date:2017/08/23
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2016/09/16, finished 2017/04/19)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Assistant/Associate/Full Professors in Experimental Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

Position Summary

The Department of Physics at the University of Connecticut (Storrs Campus) invites applications for two full-time tenure-track open rank faculty positions in Experimental Atomic, Molecular and Optical (AMO) Physics at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in August 2017. An appointment at a more senior level may be considered for an exceptional candidate. We are particularly interested in augmenting existing areas of strength in the Department, ultracold physics and ultrafast physics, though researchers in all subfields of experimental AMO physics are encouraged to apply.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence ( We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for two tenure-track, open rank faculty positions in Experimental Atomic, Molecular and Optical (AMO) Physics in the Department of Physics. The successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to build a strong research program in Experimental AMO Physics.

The Department of Physics has 33 tenured or tenure-track faculty members, 114 undergraduate and 90 graduate students, and has recognized groups actively engaged in research in AMO, condensed matter, nuclear and particle physics. Other key strengths for the department 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 successful candidates will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through extramural funding, high quality publications, impact as measured through citations, and national recognition, for example, through honorific awards. In the area of teaching, the successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, development of innovative courses 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 their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness 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.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Physics or a related field; demonstrated ability to initiate and lead an independent research program; an established record of publications in major scientific journals; 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, on-going research in Experimental 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

These are full-time, 9-month, open rank, tenure-track positions with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017.  The successful candidate's primary 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.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply

Select “Apply" to complete your application. Please submit a cover lettercurriculum vitaeteaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of the academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, 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.); and sample journal articles or books . Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three (3) reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf. 

Evaluation of applicants will begin December 15, 2016. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017098)

Any questions regarding this position should be directed to  For more information regarding the Department of Physics please visit the department website at

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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:
University of Connecticut
Department of Physics
2152 Hillside Road, U-3046
Storrs, CT 06269-3046

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