Assistant Professor - George H. Vineyard Professor of Theoretical Physics

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Job ID 24778
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Missouri-Columbia invites applications for an endowed tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning on September 1, 2018. The position carries a competitive salary and startup funds, as well as contributions from the George H. Vineyard endowment fund. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding potential to become a leader in his/her own field by establishing an original externally funded research program, and to excel as a teacher at the graduate and undergraduate level. While applications from all areas of theoretical physics are welcome, preference will be given to candidates who best fit the existing strengths of the Department, which are in condensed matter physics, biological physics, and astrophysics.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Application Materials

Use the online application and be prepared to upload your CV, a brief cover letter, a statement of research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information of three references. Applicants may contact the Chair of the George H. Vineyard Professorship Search Committee c/o Marianne Friedman, [email protected] with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services [email protected] for any questions about the application process. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.





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Posted: 3/9/2018
Application Due: 3/22/2018
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