Assistant Professor - Physics

Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 07, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Physics and Energy Science Department at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor, to begin August 2018. We seek an experimentalist in the area of condensed matter physics/nanophysics excluding superconductivity and semiconductor physics. The candidate must be able to collaborate with existing physics faculty (i.e. linear and nonlinear magnetic dynamics, liquid crystals/soft matter, electromagnetic waves in confined geometries, nanophysics, or biophysics). The successful candidate should be dynamic, energetic, creative, and engaging. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in physics, with a typical teaching load of 2 courses per semester. The position also includes supervising undergraduate, MSc and PhD students and publishing in refereed journals. The successful applicant will be expected to have the potential for excellent teaching at all levels, a demonstrated ability for first-rate research, a commitment to working with graduate and undergraduate students, and to attract external funding. Service at the departmental, university or professional level is also required. Review of applications will begin Nov. 20th and continue until the position is filled.

Candidates must have a PhD in physics or applied physics in hand by the date of application. Twelve months or longer of postdoctoral experience is preferred.

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PhD in physics or applied physics in hand by the date of application

A minimum of twelve months of postdoctoral experience

Special Instructions to Applicants:In order for an application to be considered, applicants must label each required attachment with the relevant title, attach the required documents for this position announcement to the submission and check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in the submission.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:In addition to the above materials, applicants must submit a statement of research interests and contact information for a minimum of three references. Position is open until filled. Applications received by November 19th will receive full consideration. Applications must be submitted through CU Careers; applications submitted by email or surface mail will not be considered. Please contact Zbigniew Celinski ( if you have questions.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40066 - LAS-Physics & Energy Science

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 6, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Zbigniew Celinski

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00483301