Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Physics Department

Position ID:MIT-Physics Department-TCMP [#25831]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, THEORETICAL PHYSICS (Optics, Non-Linear Optics, Photonics, Plasmonics, or Quantum Optics)
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / +, Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, Atomic Physics, Atomic/Molecular Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Condensed Matter Theory, Optical Physics, Optics and Photonics, Physics, Plasma Physics, Quantum Condensed Matter Theory, Quantum Optics, Quantum Optics and Quantum Science, Quantum Physics, Theoretical atomic physics, theoretical condensed matter physics, Theoretical Physics
Appl Deadline:2023/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/09/20, finished 2024/06/22)
Position Description:    

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The MIT Department of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), located in Cambridge, MA, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in theoretical physics, focusing on optics, non-linear optics, photonics, plasmonics, or quantum optics. We seek an outstanding scholar with a strong record of research accomplishments who can contribute to the department's mission of advancing fundamental understanding of the physical world through research and teaching.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a world-class research program in theoretical optics, with particular emphasis on non-linear optics, photonics, plasmonics, or quantum optics. The candidate should also be comfortable working in a collaborative research environment and have excellent communication skills, a strong publication record in top-tier physics journals, and evidence of excellence in teaching and mentoring.

Faculty members at MIT conduct research, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and supervise graduate and undergraduate participation in research. Candidates must show promise in teaching as well as in research. A Ph.D. in Physics or a related discipline is required by the start of the appointment. Preference will be given to applicants at the Assistant Professor level.

The application deadline is December 15, 2023. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a brief description of research interests and goals (the latter not to exceed 3 pages), and a 1 to 2-page statement on teaching, mentoring, advising, service and/or activities promoting an inclusive work environment to this site and arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded to this site. Only web submissions will be accepted.

This is a tenure-track position with an expected September 1, 2024, start date. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Enquiries should be directed to Professor Liang Fu, Search Committee Chair, Applicants uncertain whether they fit into a particular search should contact the search chair.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here. Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check, including verifying any finding of misconduct (or pending investigation) from prior employers.

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77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139