Physics Department, University of Central Florida

Position ID:UCF-Physics Department-PLASMAPHYSICS [#10267, 36327]
Position Title: Assistant Professor-Strong Field Laser-based Plasma Physics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Orlando, Florida 32816-2385, United States [map]
Subject Area: Applied Physics / Laser Physics
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/10/20, finished 2018/10/21, listed until 2018/04/20)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Physics ( at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, anticipated to start in August 2018, to add to their highly successful program in the newly established Institute for the Frontier of Attosecond Science and Technology (iFAST),

We seek candidates with research experience in experimental strong field laser-plasma physics, with emphasis on ultrafast laser-matter interaction at the relativistic intensities. Relevant research areas include coherent X-ray emission, electron and ion acceleration in relativistic laser-plasma, as well as their applications.

The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded, and creative research program and have a strong commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education.

The Department of Physics has 46 faculty, offers B.S., B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, and is in a state-of-the-art research building. Research-active professors teach one course per semester. UCF is a leading, fast-growing, metropolitan, research-intensive university with a diverse student body of over 66,000 students. We offer a dual-career hiring program, paid parental leave for both parents, and professional development and leadership training for all faculty at all career stages. UCF is designated as a research university of very high activity (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Foundation and was recently ranked as the nation’s 13th most innovative campus by U.S. News and World Report. UCF provides competitive startup funds.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or in a closely related discipline from an accredited institution and a substantial record of independent research.

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, To apply for this position, applicants must submit the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vita (CV), and summary of research and teaching portfolio. Applicants must also arrange to have at least three (3) letters of professional reference sent to the search committee (email to

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Questions regarding this search can be directed via email to with the subject line: Experimentalist in Strong Field Laser-Plasma Physics Position.

Screening of applications will begin on January 10, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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Contact: Zenghu Chang, 407-823-2326, 407-823-5112 (fax)
Email: email
Postal Mail:
4111 Libra Drive
Physical Science Building 121
PSB 430
Orlando, FL 32816-2385
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