University of Vermont, Department of Physics

Position ID:UVM-Department of Physics-ASSTPROF [#23251]
Position Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professors of Physics (Biophysics)
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Burlington, Vermont 05405, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / Biological Physics
Appl Deadline:2022/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/12, finished 2023/06/03, listed until 2023/04/11)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Physics at the University of Vermont (UVM) seeks applicants for two (2) tenure-track, Assistant Professor positions in Physics (Biophysics), with an expected start date no later than August 21, 2023. The department has research strengths in condensed matter physics, in particular novel quantum materials, thin films, organic electronics and solar cell research, and resources available for spectroscopic studies. We are currently looking to hire new faculty with emphasis on Biophysics.

We invite applications for two faculty positions in the area of Biophysics (one experimental and one computational).

(1.) Experimental Biophysicists with expertise in the biomechanics of molecular and/or cellular biological systems and/or novel biomaterials and related subfields are strongly encouraged to apply. (2.) Computational Biophysicists with expertise in modelling of molecular and/or cellular biological systems, bio-inspired materials and nanotechnologies, bio-membranes, biomechanics and soft complex systems are strongly encouraged to apply.

Outstanding candidates in all subfields of biophysics will receive consideration. We seek highly motivated individuals who will develop successful, externally funded research programs. We anticipate that these individuals will have a strong collaborative spirit and interact with faculty in Physics, as well as those across campus in departments such as Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, and Biochemistry.

Candidates are required to have PhD in Physics/Biophysics or closely related field and contribute to teaching at undergraduate and graduate physics levels as well as supervise physics PhD students.

UVM is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service and research, scholarship, or creative arts. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the UVM community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Openness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Innovation, and Justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground. To that end, candidates must provide a diversity impact statement as part of the application detailing how they will further the diversity of the unit through their teaching and service at the University.

UVM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.

The University of Vermont, established in 1791, is a comprehensive research university with a current enrollment of 12,000+ undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. The scientific and academic environments in the Department of Physics, the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, and throughout the UVM community are dynamic, highly collaborative, and multi-disciplinary. Reflecting our innovative and collaborative spirit, our faculty actively collaborate in their teaching and research with faculty in other UVM Colleges and Schools, plus the UVM Medical Center. The successful candidate will be joining UVM following a period of unprecedented growth that has led to the successful completion of world-class STEM facilities.

The University is located in Burlington, Vermont, and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Burlington, a city of 43,000 in a metropolitan area of 214,000, is often rated as one of the best small cities in America. Widely known for its music and food scene as well as its outdoor and adventure lifestyle (Outside Magazine and National Geographic), Burlington has also been hailed as a top technology hub (Forbes) and a city of the future (Business Insider). Furthermore, Burlington’s vibrant entrepreneurial and high-technology ecosystem has been recognized by the National Science Foundation’s US Ignite program, the national TechHire City network, and the Kauffman Foundation. While located in the idyllic rural state of Vermont, our frontier paradise is only a two-hour drive to Montreal and a four-hour drive to Boston. In addition, Burlington International Airport offers direct flights to numerous North American destinations.

Applications must be submitted online at (position #003337). Applicants should provide: (1) Cover letter which describes your qualifications and interest in the position. (2) A current detailed curriculum vitae, including a list of publications. (3) A statement of research interests and goals. (4) A statement of teaching philosophy. (5) A statement on how you will contribute to diversity and inclusive excellence at UVM. (6) Names and (e-mail) addresses of at least three references who can be contacted after the initial application review. These names must be entered in the UVM jobs application system and will be managed by the application system.

Applications without each of these components will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; for full consideration applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all materials by December 1, 2022. Applications will be considered after that date until the positions are filled. A background check will be conducted on each final candidate. Competitive salary and start up package will be made at a level appropriate to the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience. For further information, please contact: Valeri Kotov (, Search Committee Chair.

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