The Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) in conjunction with the Department of Physics and Astronomy plans to appoint an exceptional mid-career or senior experimentalist in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Applicants to be considered should have established a vigorous research program at the intersection of nanoscience and condensed matter physics in areas such as nanophotonics, optoelectronics, exotic materials, applied spectroscopies and microscopies. Candidates should also have a demonstrated record of success in the classroom and of including both graduate and undergraduate students in laboratory research. VINSE actively supports interdisciplinary nanoscience activities and recently constructed a new, state-of-the-art cleanroom and high end instrumentation suite. Vanderbilt stands at fifteenth in the US News and World Report ranking of major national universities. Its park-like campus is situated at the west edge of downtown Nashville, recently named the "It City" by the New York Times. The University actively fosters the well-being of students, faculty, and staff and is welcoming to members of underrepresented groups. Applications, including curriculum vitae, list of research publications, concise statement of current/future research interests and teaching statement should be sent electronically to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8150. Review of applications will begin November 1st and continue until the position is filled. Vanderbilt University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Vanderbilt University combines the friendly and supportive atmosphere of a liberal arts college with the excitement and challenge of forefront research. The undergraduate program consists of a focused physics education combined with a wealth of skills from the humanities and social sciences. The bachelor’s degree prepares a student for a career in the pri...vate sector or for continuing one's education in physics, astronomy, engineering, law, medicine and many other fields.
Both undergraduate and graduate students actively engage in Departmental research programs that are supported by more than $8 million in external funding annually. These research programs are at the cutting edge of traditional areas of physics as well as being a major contributor to contemporary interdisciplinary institutions and centers.