University of Alabama at Birmingham, Physics

1970 17798
Position ID:UAB-Physics-UABAP [#17798]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Theoretical and Computational Condensed Matter Physics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Birmingham, Alabama 35294, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Condensed Matter Theory
Appl Deadline:2021/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/12/15, finished 2021/08/07)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Professor Position – Condensed Matter Physics

The UAB Department of Physics,, invites applications for an Assistant Professor tenure-track faculty position that will strengthen the Department’s program in Theoretical and Computational Condensed Matter Physics. A qualified applicant will have a Ph.D. in Physics. Research areas of interest are broadly defined in theoretical physics, quantum materials science and computation, and quantum information science. They include, but are not limited to, high-performance computing, quantum computing and simulations, non-equilibrium dynamics, and data-driven simulations of quantum materials properties. We are looking for an innovative and inclusive new faculty member with an outstanding publication record and a strong commitment to excellence and diversity in research, teaching, outreach, and student research supervision at both graduate and undergraduate levels. This faculty member will also help us sustain departmental efforts for “data and digital literacy for all UAB students”. These efforts include innovative distance-accessible STEM education focusing on Computational Modeling Instruction. We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented groups in the physical sciences. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The fullest consideration will be given to all applications received by January 31, 2021, that include: (i) short letter clearly explaining the applicant’s research and extramural funding ideas and her/his experiences and qualifications relevant to this position, (ii) full curriculum vitae, (iii) statement of planned and past research projects, (iv) brief description of teaching and mentoring interests and diversity, equity, and inclusion philosophy, (v) three reference letters. All applications will be handled through For more information, please contact the search committee chair Cheng-Chien Chen,

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a comprehensive urban university with the nation’s third-largest public hospital, which has rapidly evolved into a world-renowned research university and health care center that ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity. Times Higher Education has ranked UAB No. 1 young U.S. university for two years in a row, top 10 worldwide. UAB is Alabama’s single largest employer and an engine of revitalization for Birmingham. With a record enrollment of over 22,500 students, over 2,200 full-time faculty members, and a campus covering more than 100 city blocks, UAB is focused on the future of teaching, research, health care, and community service. We are also a founding partner of Innovation Depot, the largest high-tech incubator in the southeast, whose economic impact between 2010 and 2015 was $1.38 billion. UAB research funding is at an all-time high of over $600M, while the Physics footprint continues to grow with the new state-of-the-art Science and Engineering Complex that will host the Department. The Department of Physics is experiencing growth fueled by its focus on Advanced Materials, Optics, and Computation, as well as using emerging technologies to remove existing barriers and provide equal opportunities for high-quality education across geographical, social, economic, and gender boundaries. Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama, noted for its vibrant music scene, fine dining, warm weather, excellent schools, and a culture embracing diversity within driving distance to Atlanta, Memphis, Nashville, and New Orleans

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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