Cornell University, LASSP/Physics

460 22425
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 finished (2022/09/01, finished 2023/09/16, listed until 2023/02/22)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

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.

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Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

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:
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420 Physical Sciences Building
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853