Pennsylvania State University, Physics Department

Position ID:PennState-Physics-ASSTPROF [#19500]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Physics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Biological Physics, Condensed Matter Experiment, Condensed Matter Theory, GR-Cosmology (gr-qc), Gravitational Physics, HEP-Experiment (hep-ex), HEP-Theory (hep-th), Particle Astrophysics, Quantum Information Science
Appl Deadline:2021/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/09/17, finished 2022/05/21, listed until 2022/04/09)
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The Department of Physics at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park campus) invites applications for tenure-track faculty to start in Fall 2022. We are seeking to hire in quantum-related areas, including AMO and condensed matter physics, and in biological physics. We will also consider applicants in any of the department’s other areas of research, which include astro-particle physics, cosmology and gravitation, and particle physics. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and an outstanding research record. A successful candidate will be expected to build a world class research program, teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and perform university service and public outreach. Women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Applications require a letter of application, a CV, a description of research plans, a brief teaching statement (1 page), and a diversity statement (1 page). Candidates should arrange for four letters of recommendation to be submitted here. For a reference related to teaching and diversity statements, see the ad on the Penn State Physics website,

In addition to this Academic Jobs Online application, Penn State requires all applicants to register and complete the application form at the Penn State employment website: Application materials do not need to be uploaded to the Penn State site. Applications completed by November 15, 2021 will be assured of full consideration. Later applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
The Pennsylvania State University
Department of Physics
104 Davey Laboratory
University Park, PA 16802