Position Type: Permanent Faculty
Department: Physics and Astronomy - 319000
Appointment Type: Tenured/Tenure Track
Vacancy ID: FAC0002532
Position Summary: The Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in Fall 2019. We seek qualified candidates with a PhD in physics or a related field, and postdoctoral experience in experimental neutrino physics or particle astrophysics to undertake and carry out a cutting-edge research program aligned with experimental efforts currently underway at UNC and at the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL), a Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Physics Center of Excellence. Our group is currently playing major roles in searching for neutrinoless double-beta decay in 76Ge as part of the MAJORANA and LEGEND collaborations, and we are searching for a candidate whose research program will help lead these efforts and will develop an active research program addressing fundamental problems in subatomic matter. At UNC and TUNL there are also efforts underway on the KATRIN neutrino mass experiment, studies of coherent neutrino scattering as part of the COHERENT collaboration, and searches for physics beyond the standard model including tests of fundamental symmetries and searches for dark matter with MAJORANA and ABRACADABRA. The successful candidate will have a substantial research effort associated with TUNL, a consortium that includes UNC, Duke University, North Carolina State University, and North Carolina Central University. TUNL provides substantial technical and scientific resources related to our activities. The Department and TUNL both have machine shops with advanced CAD/CAM abilities and extensive experience in high vacuum fabrication. UNC computing clusters total more than 10,000 cores with advanced visualization capabilities. Chapel Hill is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in America, where one finds a small-town culture with metropolitan amenities. The town is walkable, eclectic, safe, affordable, diverse and green. Residents enjoy the temperate weather and the easy access to activities in the Triangle, on the coast and in the mountains. The Chapel Hill area is a dynamic R&D and entrepreneurial environment including the Research Triangle Park.
Application Deadline: 11/28/2018
Education Requirements: PhD in Physics or related field.
Qualification and Experience: Postdoctoral experience in experimental nuclear physics or particle astrophysics.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Department Contact Name and Title: Dr. John F. Wilkerson
Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: [email protected]
Special Instructions for Applicants: At http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/147824 applicants should specify Physics and Astronomy in the Department drop-down list box, then upload PDF versions of their cover letter, CV, publication list, and separate research and teaching/mentoring statements by Wednesday, November 28, 2018 when review of applications will begin. Applicants should submit the names, titles, email addresses, and telephone numbers of a minimum of three (3), and a maximum of four (4), reference letter writers. At least three of these letters will need to have been submitted (uploaded into the system) by the application deadline. A fourth letter will be requested only of candidates who advance to the shortlist. The University of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is dedicated to Carolina's Commitment to building and sustaining an inclusive campus community that welcomes and respects all members from diverse backgrounds.