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Assistant Professor in Physics

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicant's 3 reference/recommendation letters should be uploaded by the referees no later than March 1, 2017. Applicant should upload at least 3 representative publications as a document type of "Other Document" or writing sample, or provide a URL to a web site containing examples of publications.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number F00030P
Position Title Assistant Professor in Physics
Functional Title
Department Physics
Salary Range Negotiable
Pay Basis Monthly
Position Status Academic Year
Location Richardson
Position End Date (if temporary)
Posting Open Date 10/07/2016
Posting Close Date 04/01/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Desired Start Date 08/01/2017
Job Summary

The University of Texas at Dallas invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in theoretical/computation condensed matter physics in the Department of Physics. A successful candidate will have a PhD in Physics or a closely related field and a solid record of research accomplishments of relevance to a broad scope of theoretical/computational condensed matter physics. Physicists from all subfields of condensed matter physics, including computational material physics and biophysics, are encouraged to apply. A strong commitment to teaching, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, is essential. We seek a person with the potential to attract external research funding and the ability to develop collaborative interactions with other theorists and experimentalists, both within the Physics Department and across the campus.

Minimum Education and Experience

Terminal degree in the academic discipline, and a record of creative productivity and professional achievements that evidence a high probability of success as a member of the faculty at the University.

Preferred Education and Experience

PhD in Physics or a closely related field, with postdoctoral experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Build a research group conducting scientific research in condensed matter theory. Attract external research funding. Mentor graduate and undergraduate students. Teach at least one course per semester at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Engage in service activities in the departmental, school, university, and scientific communities.

Additional Information

Assistant Professors will work to develop a regional or national reputation in the discipline through creative productivity or professional achievement and engage actively in the academic community through membership in governance bodies and committees, program planning and curricular development, and public service. Assistant Professors generally have a work-load requirement of 18 SCH per academic year. Assistant Professors may engage in a mentoring relationship with a senior faculty member, will undergo a third-year review to determine their continuation on the tenure track, and may seek tenure no later than the sixth year of employment at the university. Assistant Professors must demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, service, and active scholarship.

Special Instructions Summary

Applicant’s 3 reference/recommendation letters should be uploaded by the referees no later than March 1, 2017. Applicant should upload at least 3 representative publications as a document type of “Other Document” or writing sample, or provide a URL to a web site containing examples of publications.

Important Message

1) The University of Texas at Dallas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer (M/F/D/V).

2) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this employment opportunity?
    • Governmental Agency Job Posting
    • University's Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement in The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Advertisement in a Journal in my Academic Discipline
    • Personal Referral
    • Another Website
    • Other
  2. * Which of the following most accurately describes your highest earned degree?
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Doctor of Education (EdD)
    • Other Doctoral Degree (DSci, DAud, MD, etc.)
    • Specialist's Degree (EdS)
    • Professional Degree
    • Juris Doctor
    • Master's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Associate's Degree
    • Certificate
  3. * In which Academic Discipline is your highest earned degree?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How many years of relevant work experience do you have in Higher Education, Industry, or Research?
    • None
    • One year
    • 2-3 years
    • 4-5 years
    • 6-10 years
    • Over 10 years

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Research Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Writing Sample
  3. Other Document
  4. Relevant URL
  5. Veteran Employment Preference - Form DD-214