University of Chicago, Department of Physics

Position ID:University of Chicago-Department of Physics-ASSTASSOC [#23014, Quantum Jt Ad]
Position Title: Assistant Professor / Associate Professor, Department of Physics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Chicago, Illinois 60637, United States
Subject Area: Physics / Experimental Condensed Matter
Appl Deadline:2022/11/04 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/09/28)
Position Description:    

The Department of Physics at the University of Chicago, together with research institutes and centers including the Enrico Fermi Institute and the James Franck Institute, is conducting searches for tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, and tenured faculty positions at the rank of Associate Professor. The search is open to all subfields of experimental condensed matter physics, including initiatives in quantum science, atomic molecular and optical physics, and hard condensed matter. Department members play leading roles in a wide range of research areas; details can be found at the Department website. The University of Chicago has an inherently crosscutting and interdisciplinary structure that is supportive of newly emerging research opportunities.

All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints, to cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression, and to welcoming and supporting all their members.

Duties include conducting an independent research program, and teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students. Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2022 and will continue until the positions are filled. Expected start date is in the 2023-2024 academic year.

Qualifications A Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field is required.

Application Instructions

Required materials are: • a cover letter, • a curriculum vitae, • a list of publications, • a statement of research, • and a teaching statement (which should include information about the candidate’s teaching and mentoring activities, teaching philosophy and goals, and should also, where possible, include a description of the candidate’s experience in teaching and mentoring students, research or teaching assistants, or postdoctoral fellows, and in fostering their learning and ability to do research; the teaching statement may also include relevant experience in teaching and mentoring students from a diversity of backgrounds, if applicable).

• Applicants are required to request three confidential letters of recommendation via Interfolio.

Applicants must apply online through the University of Chicago academic careers website: Assistant Professor: apply.interfolio.com/112688 Associate Professor: apply.interfolio.com/112695

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.


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Department of Physics
University of Chicago
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Chicago, IL 60637