Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions in Condensed Matter Physics
The Department of Physics at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions beginning August 2019 (contingent on funding). Applications will be considered from both theorists and experimentalists in broad research areas of condensed matter physics (including soft condensed matter), nanomaterials, and biophysics. The department has existing strengths in the areas of condensed matter physics with emphasis on atomic clusters, nanostructures, defects in semiconductors and aerogels, and in biomedical physics with emphasis on cancer development and diagnosis, cell growth, and nanopore-based resistive pulse single molecule sensing. Preference will be given to candidates who can either complement the existing strengths (http://physics.vcu.edu) or broaden our research base by working in related areas including, nanomaterials for medical applications, and energy production, conversion, and storage. Candidates will be expected to carry out a vigorous research program and teach at all levels. The department offers a Ph.D. in Nanoscience, in collaboration with the Chemistry department. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related discipline and at least two years of postdoctoral experience.
Application review will begin November 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must use our eJobs portal (www.vcujobs.com) to submit a complete application package consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references. Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core component of its mission and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.