University of Vermont, Department of Physics

Position ID:UVM-Department of Physics-AP [#23277]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Physics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Burlington, Vermont 05405, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / Condensed Matter Physics
Appl Deadline:2022/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/13, finished 2023/06/03, listed until 2023/04/13)
Position Description:    

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Department of Physics at University of Vermont invites applications for a tenure-track faculty in experimental condensed matter/materials physics at the Assistant Professor level, with a starting date of August 21, 2023. The University of Vermont is the principal research institution in Vermont. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field, postdoctoral research experience, and outstanding potential to develop a vigorous research program and teach at all levels. 

We seek highly motivated individuals who will develop successful, externally funded research programs in their subfield and have strong collaborative spirit. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to teaching at undergraduate and graduate physics levels, advise undergraduate majors, supervise physics PhD students, and commit to academic service. Salary and start-up will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Candidates from all subfields of condensed matter/materials physics are encouraged to apply. The Department is developing new semiconductor education certificates at both the undergraduate and the graduate level; successful candidates will be expected to contribute to that effort and should indicate their intended contributions in the cover letter.

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 #00020838). 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.  The names of the references must be entered into the UVMjobs application and the reference letters will be managed via the 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 and salary will be made at a level appropriate to the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience. For further information, please contact: Dennis Clougherty (, Search Committee Chair.

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Contact: Dennis Clougherty
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UVM Physics,
82 University place,
Innovation Hall E207,
Burlington, VT 05405
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