Arizona State University, Physics

2980 20398
Position Title: Assistant Professor - Open Field
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Tempe, Arizona 85287, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics
Appl Deadline:2021/12/17 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/11/04, listed until 2021/12/17)
Position Description:    

The Department of Physics at the Arizona State University ( invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment with an anticipated start date of August 2022. Hiring at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated, but outstanding candidates at the Associate/Professor level may be considered. The search is open to all subfields or topical areas of experimental and theoretical physics. Arizona State University is seeking to grow a vibrant and interactive physics department, and we are particularly interested in applicants whose initiative and vision will bring about new frontiers of physics to the University.

The Department has expertise in Biological and Soft Matter Physics; Cosmology, Particle- and Astro-physics; and Nanoscience and Materials Physics, with a strong commitment to Physics Outreach, Education and Societal Impact. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally-funded research program, engage students through research and effective teaching, participate in service to the university and the profession, build productive relationships with faculty across the ASU campus, and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in all job functions. Minimum Qualifications include: a Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in physical science or related field by start of appointment; potential to establish a creative, externally-funded research program; potential for leadership in their subfield; a commitment to excellence in teaching; a commitment to advance equity, diversity and inclusion within the university. Desired qualifications include: A program of research that will bring about new frontiers of physics to the University; an active record of research accomplishments; evidence of successful post degree experience; and experience in serving underrepresented and underserved populations, and of fostering a local climate that is inclusive and welcoming to diversity. To apply, please submit the following materials within a single PDF document to : (1) a cover letter that includes contact information (including email addresses) for three references; (2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae that includes a complete publication record; (3) an outline of future research plans (not to exceed three pages); (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (not to exceed two pages), and (5) a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASUs commitment to inclusive excellence. Review of applications will begin December 17, 2021. If not filled, applications will be evaluated every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. Inquiries and nominations should be directed to: The Department of Physics is within The College of Liberal Arts Sciences. The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

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ASU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. For more information on ASUs policies, please see: and its complete non-discrimination statement at:

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