Assistant Professor (Physics)

Manhattan KS
Sep 20, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position:


The Department of Physics at Kansas State University seeks a faculty member in an area of experimental ultrafast laser science who is expected to join the Department of Energy-funded efforts at the J.R. Macdonald Laboratory (JRML). An applicant's AMO physics research focus should thus complement these efforts and fit within the JRML group research theme. A brief description of current research and publications in the JRML can be found at

Information about the College/Unit:

The Department of Physics at Kansas State University is built around 30 highly productive faculty members whose research expertise here at K-State and world-class facilities such as Fermi National Lab, CERN, DESY (German Electron Synchrotron), SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab  provides students a wide variety of research experiences.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community.

The Successful Candidate will:

The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Physics Department. The candidate must present credentials that will justify appointment at this level, including a Ph.D. or equivalent in AMO physics or a related discipline, also demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring students and to serving a diverse population

Required Minimum Qualifications:

 Ph.D. or equivalent in AMO physics or related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

Postdoctoral experience in experimental ultrafast laser science.

Teaching experience working with both undergraduate and graduate level students.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching as well as a list of at least 3 references and include their e-mail contact information.  Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

Screening of Applications Begins:

 November 10, 2017 and continues until position is filled.

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

 $70,000 - $75,000

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.