The Physics Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in theoretical nuclear physics to start September 1, 2017. This position will initially be joint with the RIKEN BNL Research Center and transition after the first five years to a full-time UMass position. The successful candidate will become a member of the Amherst Center for Fundamental Interactions, http://www.physics.umass.edu/acfi/. Further information about the Department's theoretical and experimental efforts can be found at http://www.physics.umass.edu/. The Department seeks an individual with outstanding research and a strong commitment to teaching. A PhD in areas closely related to theoretical nuclear physics and postdoctoral experience are required. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to build a vibrant research program in fields compatible with the research program at the RIKEN BNL Research Center at Brookhaven National Laboratory (https://www.bnl.gov/riken/). To apply online, please go to http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=76613 , and submit a resume, cover letter, a detailed research plan, a teaching statement, and contact information for three professional references. Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of 11-15-2016 in order to ensure full consideration. The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.