TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
EXPERIMENTAL HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in High Energy Physics (HEP) to start in August 2017. The Nebraska HEP group presently consists of four faculty members (K. Bloom, D. Claes, I. Kravchenko, G. Snow), two postdoctoral researchers, and graduate and undergraduate students. The primary focus of the group is on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The group has significant responsibilities and expertise in the construction of silicon pixel detectors and in software and computing for the experiment, and has strong participation in a variety of physics analyses. In addition, members of the group participate in cosmic ray experiments, including the nationally-recognized Cosmic Ray Observatory Project (CROP), an educational program for Nebraska high-school students. Applicants for the Assistant Professor position will be expected to play a leadership role in the CMS Experiment. The selected candidate will have an excellent opportunity to direct the production of modules for the forward pixel detector that is part of the High Luminosity LHC upgrade program, taking advantage of existing infrastructure and expertise at UNL. Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. in physics, and should demonstrate a strong research record that includes at least two years of postdoctoral work in experimental high-energy physics, the potential for independence and leadership in a high-energy experimental group, and a strong interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Experience in the development of instrumentation for particle physics experiments is desirable. Questions about the position may be addressed to the Search Committee chair, Ken Bloom (firstname.lastname@example.org). Interested candidates should apply online at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition #F_160173. After completing the on-line Faculty/Administrative form, applicants should attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae with publication list, and a statement of research interests. In addition, candidates should arrange to have between three and five letters of reference sent by email to PhysicsSearch@unl.edu. The review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016, however the search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. The University of Nebraska?Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work?life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.