Assistant Professor - Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics
|Announcement Number||FAC - VA - 17015|
|Quick Link for Internal Postings||http://jobs.montana.edu/postings/5744|
|For questions regarding this position, please contact:||
Sarah Barutha, Search Manager at (406)994-6186
|Classification Title||Assistant Professor|
|Working Title||Assistant Professor - Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics|
|Brief Position Overview||
The Department of Physics at Montana State University-Bozeman invites applications for a tenure track position in experimental Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Photonics, Lasers, or Optical Materials. Potential for technology transfer or interaction with the large and rapidly growing optics and laser industry in the region is desired. The appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor level. This is an academic year appointment with the opportunity for summer employment.
|Faculty Tenure Track||Yes|
|Faculty Rank||Assistant Professor|
|Division||College of Letters & Science|
|Contract Term||Academic Year|
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|Union Affiliation||Exempt from Collective Bargaining|
|Salary||Regionally competitive salary, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications|
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The Department of Physics at Montana State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in experimental Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Photonics, Lasers, or Optical Materials. Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. in physics or related field and will have demonstrated the potential to develop and conduct a vigorous experimental research program. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching and research, and will complement current multi¬disciplinary research collaborations among the Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, and Biology Departments, MSU Spectrum Lab, and the over thirty laser optics and related technology companies that thrive in Bozeman. Potential for technology transfer or interaction with the large and rapidly growing optics and laser industry in the region is desired. The appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor level.
Montana State University values a broad array of experiences and perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally rich campus environment. We hope to attract applicants who can teach in an inclusive university community and have demonstrated ability in helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed. In support of our strategic plan, which promotes access and respect, we enthusiastically encourage members of traditionally underrepresented groups to apply. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.
|Duties and Responsibilities||
The new faculty member is expected to develop a competitive and internationally recognized grant-funded experimental research program focused on Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Photonics, Lasers, or Optical Materials. The new faculty member is expected to teach physics at both the undergraduate and graduate level, mentor undergraduate and Ph.D. students in research projects, and diversify the department’s research and teaching portfolio.
|Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills||
|Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills||
|The Successful Candidate Will||
|Position Special Requirements/Additional Information|
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
The Department of Physics is in the College of Letters and Science. The Department is committed to education and research in physics, the study of the fundamental universal laws that govern the behavior of matter and energy, and the exploration of the consequences and applications of those laws. The Department of Physics is widely known for its excellent teaching and student mentoring and plays an important role in the university’s Core Curriculum. The Department of Physics has strong academic programs with several options for undergraduate physics majors, leading to the B.S. degree, as well as graduate curricula leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.
The principal concentrations of the department’s research groups are in Astrophysics, Biophysics, Condensed Matter Physics, Gravitational Physics, Lasers and Optics, Physics Education, Solar Physics, and the Space Sciences. Numerous outreach activities carry physics to K-12 teachers, classrooms, and the general public. Student involvement is central to the department’s educational, research, and outreach activities. The varied accomplishments of our department are a tribute to the extraordinary efforts of the 26 tenure-track and research faculty, 13 postdoctoral fellows and scientists,
The College of Letters and Science (L&S), the largest center for learning, teaching, and research at Montana State University, offers students an excellent liberal arts and sciences education in nearly 50 majors, 25 minors, and over 25 graduate degrees within the four areas of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences.
Posting Detail Information
|Number of Vacancies||1|
|Desired Start Date||August 16, 2017|
|Position End Date (if temporary)|
|Applications will be:||
Screening of applications will begin on October 3, 2016; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.
Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
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