The Department of Physics and Astrophysics at the University of North Dakota seeks an assistant professor in physics with research interests in Quantum Photonics/Quantum Information Science or a closely related field. This is a 9-month, tenure track position contingent on availability of funding. The Physics and Astrophysics Department is housed in the College of Arts & Sciences and currently offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Physics and minors in Physics and Astrophysics.
The successful candidate will have an exceptional record of research accomplishments and published peer-reviewed papers. In addition, this candidate must show outstanding promise for establishing a sustainable research program and attracting external research funds. Alignment of research plans with research goals of the UND-US Space Force partnership, other national security-related initiatives, and/or Big Data or Autonomous Systems Grand Challenges will be preferred. The applicant must have a PhD degree in physics or a closely related field and be strongly committed to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Experience with interdisciplinary collaborative research and/or teaching is preferred.
The application must include a cover letter, professional vitae or resume including list of publications, copies of all college transcripts, a 2–3-page statement of the candidate’s research plans which may include reference to completed work if appropriate but should be forward looking, a one-page statement outlining teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and student outreach and mentoring activities, and the names and contact information for three referees who will submit letters of recommendation.
Finalists may be asked have their original transcripts sent directly from the degree-granting institutions. The review of applications will begin 15th November, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
Questions can be directed to the Department Chair, Dr. Kanishka Marasinghe at [email protected].
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