Posting Description: The Department of Physics at the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) invites qualified candidates to apply for two tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant Professor, one in the area of biophysics and one in the area of instrumentation physics. Applicants in the area of biophysics should have a strong background in connecting fundamental models to experiments and research interests in creating and testing applications of dynamical systems theory and/or soft-matter physics to biomedical problems. Applicants in the area of instrumentation physics should have research experience in the fundamentals and novel applications of instrumentation. The successful candidates will be expected to establish a sustainable research program, to include undergraduates in research projects, and to supervise independent student projects in areas such as condensed matter, optics, and non-linear dynamics. Successful applicants will begin their appointment in Fall, 2013. CU Denver is one of three institutions within the University of Colorado system. Our urban campus is located in the heart of the city's commercial, cultural and recreational districts. We have positioned ourselves to be one of the top urban research universities in the country. Additionally, the downtown campus merged eight years ago with the Anschutz Medical Campus to become one integrated university. The inclusion of the Anschutz Medical Campus allows faculty to conduct interdisciplinary work in biomedical/health related research. The Carnegie Foundation has classified CU Denver as RU/VH: Research Universities (very high research activity). CU Denver's location in downtown Denver attracts a diverse student population, comprising primarily commuters, many of whom are working students aiming at career advancement. We are committed to a philosophy of inclusion, embedded in all aspects of campus life, including community members, curriculum, research, and community service. We aim to create a learning environment that welcomes, encourages, and celebrates the unique and shared experiences of faculty, staff and students. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes pride in having a faculty of excellent scholars and practitioners. We attract enthusiastic and hard-working students and our goal is to develop them into dedicated scholars of physics. Providing an education of enduring value to our students is at the heart of our College mission. The Physics Department currently has three full-time faculty members. Successful candidates will join a small but growing department committed to undergraduate research experiences and with plans to develop connections to interdisciplinary graduate degrees such as the Master of Integrated Sciences program and the Ph.D. in Systems and Integrative Biology. The Physics Department is orientated towards applied research and builds upon connections with Colorado's many research centers, including the Anschutz Medical Campus and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Members of the Department are also developing strong connections with regional K-12 schools in order to foster interest in the pursuit of learning and research at CU Denver. The Department offers BS degrees in physics with tracks in Pure & Applied Physics and Biophysics/Medical Physics. The new faculty hires are expected to strengthen our signature areas of biophysics (including applications of non-linear dynamics) and instrumentation physics. More information about our department can be found at http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/CLAS/Departments/physics/Page.... Information about the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is at: http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/CLAS/Pages/CLAS.aspx.
Minimum Qualifications: A successful candidate must: have earned a Ph.D. in Physics (or a closely related field) prior to appointment; have completed at least one postdoctoral experience (or equivalent); demonstrate a strong commitment to students and to teaching across the Physics curriculum; demonstrate the ability to develop research program that includes external grants and industrial collaboration; and have high-quality communication and interpersonal skills.
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Desired Qualifications: A successful candidate should: be broadly trained; have potential for successful interaction with students from diverse multi-cultural backgrounds (e.g., international and underrepresented minorities); have potential for successful interaction with non-traditional students (e.g., working students with families) in an urban university setting; and have a serious commitment to undergraduate education, including the ability to teach a wide range of courses at the undergraduate level for both majors and non-majors.