University of Kentucky, Department of Physics & Astronomy

Position ID:UK-PhysicsandAstronomy-APCMX [#25717]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Condensed Matter Experiment
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Lexington, Kentucky KY, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Condensed Matter Experiment
Condensed Matter Physics
Appl Deadline:2023/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/09/21, finished 2024/06/08, listed until 2024/02/01)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of Physics and Astronomy ( in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky seeks to fill a tenure-eligible faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics. This is a 9-month position in the regular title series with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2024. The department is seeking candidates in experimental condensed matter physics who carry out measurements on quantum condensed matter systems, such as quantum sensing or ultrafast nonequilibrium spectroscopy/imaging. The successful applicant is expected to share intellectual interests with faculty in our department and on campus. Examples of areas of interest include strongly correlated electronic systems, topological materials, and precision measurements. However, excellent candidates in all subfields of experimental quantum condensed matter physics will be considered. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to establish a sustainable, high-impact research group with collaborations across condensed matter physics and beyond. Tenure-eligible faculty are expected to build a strong research program in their research field with the potential to attract external funding.

Successful candidates are also expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring of students and be qualified to teach a broad range of courses in physics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. in Physics or a related field is required. A record of research excellence is expected.

In order to be considered a candidate, applicants will need to complete the following two steps:

1. Submit your job market materials online here. Applications must include the following: 1) cover letter, 2) CV, 3) Research Statement, 4) Teaching Statement, and 5) a statement on their contribution toward inclusive excellence in teaching, research, professional activities, and/or service. In addition, please arrange for three recommendation letters.

2. Complete an application within the University of Kentucky employment system by visiting .

The University of Kentucky provides comprehensive benefits which are fully described at .

Questions about this search should be addressed to Dr. Brad Plaster, Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Kentucky (

Application deadline is December 1st, 2023.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Kentucky
Lexington KY 40506-0055