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Physics: Condensed Matter
The Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for up to two tenure-track faculty positions in Condensed Matter Physics. Experimental and theoretical Condensed Matter Physicists are encouraged to apply. Applications from tenured/senior researchers will also be considered.
The condensed matter group at Notre Dame consists of 7 experimental and 4 theoretical faculty, doing research in hard condensed matter, quantum materials, complex networks, and biophysics. The successful candidate should have a strong track record in condensed matter research, will be expected to attract independent research funding and to teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s experience and research accomplishments. The expected start date is August 2020.
The Department of Physics has 43 tenured and tenure-track faculty; another 23 research, teaching and concurrent faculty; more than 100 graduate students; and about 120 undergraduate physics majors. Additional information about the department and the College of Science can be found at http://physics.nd.edu and http://science.nd.edu respectively.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, detailed research plans, and a statement of teaching interests. Candidates must also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation. Applications received by November 1 will receive full consideration.
The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic research university located in Notre Dame, Ind., adjacent to the city of South Bend and approximately 90 miles east of Chicago. The Department of Physics Ph.D. program was established in 1939.
The Department does research in a number of exciting areas, including Atomic, Astrophysics, Condensed Matter, Nuclear, and High Energy Physics. This research is carried out by 44 tenured or tenure-track faculty, 22 research, teaching, or concurrent faculty, along with more than 100 graduate students, as well as other research staff. Our research is collaborative, interdisciplinary and highly international. Notre Dame physicists are active in collaborations around the globe, including particle physics at CERN, nuclear physics in Japan, condensed matter experiments in France and Switzerland, and telescope observing in South America. We also host many visitors from abroad each year that come to work with our faculty and take advantage of the Department’s excellent research facilities.
Graduate students are the “life blood” of every physics ...department and the Department has a strong Ph.D. program that focuses on both the academic and professional development of our students. Our graduate curriculum comprises two years of coursework that provides a broad education in the major topics in physics followed by in-depth coverage of the student’s area of interest. We work closely with each student to try to match their research interests with the appropriate advisor, and the Department makes sure that students receive mentoring from a group of faculty members throughout their graduate career. There is a great deal of flexibility in the graduate program. A number of our students work on cross-disciplinary research.
Our undergraduate physics program has seen tremendous growth over the past decade and we now typically graduate 30 or more physics majors each spring. A number of degree options are available to Notre Dame physics majors, ranging from our “Advanced Physics” concentration for those interested in a career in physics to our “Physics in Medicine” degree, a curriculum that gives students a great background for medical school and medical physics programs. Our undergraduate majors are full members of the Department with many students participating in research and other departmental activities.
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