Physics, University of Alabama at Birmingham

1970 5765
Position ID:UAB-Physics-PHYSRESC [#5765]
Position Title: Open-rank Professor position–Physics of Advanced Materials
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Birmingham, Alabama 35294, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Condensed Matter Physics, Optics and Photonics, Experimental Physics, Condensed Matter Theory, Experimental Condensed Matter, Quantum Information Science, Statistical Mechanics, Materials Science, Superconductivity, Condensed Matter Experiment, Hard Condensed Matter Theory, Soft Condensed Matter Theory
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2015/07/23, finished 2016/09/18, listed until 2016/03/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The UAB Department of Physics,, invites applications for an open rank, tenure track position (experiment or theory). The successful candidate will enhance the Department’s multi-year program on the Physics of Advanced Materials (Quantum, Mesoscale, Complex, Non-Equilibrium). She/he will develop integrated research and education innovative activities that address grand challenge problems at the intersection of Physical, Life, and Materials Sciences, with impact on next-generation multi-functional and bio-inspired devices. Areas of interest are broad and include the discovery, imaging, characterization, and computation of non-equilibrium phases and emergent properties of complex matter by using advanced spatial and temporal techniques under extreme pressure and/or electro-magnetic fields. We are especially interested in candidates who can use tabletop experiments and large-scale materials science user facilities and research centers to characterize and control optical, electronic, structural, and magnetic materials properties away from equilibrium. Such studies can provide transformational opportunities for harnessing coherence in light and matter and for manipulating smart energy, bio-inspired, and quantum materials across multiple time and length scales. UAB Physics faculty presently perform experiments at the National High Magnetic Field Lab and the Argonne National Lab. Our new faculty member will have access to the materials growth and characterization core facilities available through the Center for Optical Sensors and Spectroscopy, the Ultrafast Spectroscopy Lab, and others in the Department as well as on the UAB campus. He/she will have the opportunity to demonstrate excellence by developing an outstanding research program that is combined with innovative teaching methods and student supervision at both graduate and undergraduate levels. 

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants interested in the above opportunities should submit: (i) a short letter of interest that explains their ideas, experiences, and qualifications for this position, (ii) a full curriculum vitae, (iii) brief statement of research interests and planned projects, (iv) brief description of STEM teaching interests and philosophy, and (v) at least three reference letters. Applications will be handled through For more information please email Prof. David J. Hilton, (contact info below), who is chair of this search committee. 

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. 

A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

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Further Info:
1530 3rd Ave S, CH310
Department of Physics
Birmingham, AL 35294

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