University of Connecticut
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics
Assistant Professors in Experimental Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
The Department of Physics (http://www.phys.uconn.edu/) at the University of Connecticut invites applications for two full-time tenure-track faculty positions in experimental atomic, molecular and optical (AMO) physics at the rank of Assistant Professor. An appointment at a more senior level may be considered for an exceptional candidate. We are particularly interested in augmenting existing areas of strength in the Department, ultracold physics and ultrafast physics, though researchers in all subfields of experimental AMO physics are encouraged to apply.
The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship, obtain extramural funding, and produce high quality publications. They should be deeply committed to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including the development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development. The successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups.
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants should possess a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Physics, or a related field, a demonstrated ability to initiate and lead an independent research program, and an established record of publications in major scientific journals. Preferred Qualifications: a leadership role in active, on-going research in experimental AMO physics, at least two years post-doctoral experience, strong teaching skills, and the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.
These are full-time, 9-month, tenure track positions with anticipated start dates of August 23, 2017. The successful candidates’ primary academic appointments will be at the Storrs campus. To apply, go to UConn Careers at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu (Search Number 2017098). Select “Apply" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences listing. Submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae, as well as a teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.), research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of the academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.), and commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.). Applicants are also encouraged to submit sample writing including journal articles, book chapters or books. Please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct at least three reference writers to submit supporting letters.
The complete job posting is available at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7986. Any questions regarding these positions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Evaluation of applicants will begin December 15, 2016 and continue until the positions are filled. Employment of the successful candidates will be contingent upon the successful completion of pre-employment criminal background checks. The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The University of Connecticut is an AA/EOE.