The Department of Physics & Astronomy of Western Kentucky University (WKU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty member to join our growing initiative in experimental materials science. Research areas include thin-film deposition, quantum dot growth, laser optimization of surface characteristics, advanced catalysis, renewable energy, artificial olfactory systems, chiral macromolecules, hybrid nanostructures, and novel medical applications of graphene and other 2D nanomaterials. We seek an experimental physicist whose research interests would complement and/or enhance these activities.
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related discipline, post-doctoral experience, and a strong desire to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels. They will lead a vigorous externally-funded research program that engages undergraduate and graduate students. WKU has a large complement of instrumentation that will be made available. A suitable startup package will be negotiated.
Application materials must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research statement, and a list of at least three references including complete addresses and contact information. Additional information can be found at wku.edu/physics/search. Applications should be submitted online at wku.interviewexchange.com, referencing position number 999282. Review of applications will begin on January 21.
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Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745-5121.
About Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University aspires to be the University of choice for faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping advance academic excellence. True to its spirit, WKU offers an inviting, nurturing, and challenging work environment, which is responsive to the needs of a diverse and ambitious learning community. WKU's main campus is located on a hill overlooking the city of Bowling Green (population est. 60,000), and is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the nation. In addition, WKU serves the communities of Elizabethtown/Fort Knox, Glasgow and Owensboro through its regional campuses. We invite you to consider WKU as a place where your academic and professional dreams can be realized.
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