Assistant Professor of Physics

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Posting Number: F001431 Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Physics Rank: Assistant Professor Administrative Title: Discipline Physical Sciences Specialty: Experimental Nuclear Physics Contract Type: Tenure Track Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2019 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Position Description Summary:

The Department of Physics at The George Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning as early as Fall 2019 in Experimental Nuclear Physics. The search is open to all areas of experimental nuclear physics, with a focus on Jefferson Lab and the Electron Ion Collider (EIC).

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a highly active, externally-funded research program at Jefferson Lab and be involved in the development, construction, and implementation of the EIC. The successful candidate is expected to advance the vision and reputation of the University and the Department as a leading global research University and is expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level. The successful candidate will contribute more broadly to the life of the department in the areas of mentoring, undergraduate research, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and alumni engagement.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Physics or a related field by date of appointment. Applicant must have two years postdoctoral or equivalent experience by date of appointment.

Advertised Salary: Other Benefits: Other Information:

Our highly collegial Department of 19 tenure-line and 21 total faculty offers degrees at the BA, BS, MS and PhD level. We have three major research strands in nuclear physics, biophysics, and observational astrophysics, with burgeoning programs in photonics theory and complexity and data science, applying physics techniques in unconventional arenas. The nuclear physics group is composed of 10 faculty (8 tenured): 4 theory; 4 experiment; and two in Lattice Gauge Theory. We have ongoing experimental programs at Jefferson Lab in Halls B & D; at MAMI’s A2 tagged photon facility in Germany; HIGS at Duke University; and the Paul Scherer Institute in Switzerland, which benefit from very close collaboration between the theorists and experimentalists on all projects.

We have a moderately sized undergraduate population which is growing in both size and diversity, and a growing graduate population. The department is mainly housed in the newly renovated Corcoran Hall, with two new state-of-the-art classrooms, fully equipped for classes delivered in modern pedagogical modes. In addition, we have two mixed-use labs which are used for both undergraduate and graduate research projects, with facilities for detector testing. All physics faculty additionally have access to the core facilities in the newly constructed 250,000 ft2 Science and Engineering Hall, containing a state-of-the-art imaging suite and Class 100 nanofabrication/cleanroom facility ( For larger-scale projects, laboratory space at the Virginia Science and Technology Campus can be used. GW’s downtown DC location affords ready access to many national resources such as NIST and NASA, and close proximity to many organizations such as DOE and NSF. Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please complete an online faculty application and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, and statements of research, teaching, and service interests. Please have three letters of recommendation sent by the referees to [email protected] A list of anticipated referees should be appended to the cover letter. Review of applications will begin January 18, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Department Link: Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Quick Link Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Interest
  4. Statement of Research Interest
  5. Other Documents Refer to Special Instructions to Applicants
  6. List of Publications
Optional Documents
    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Will you have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Physics or a related field by date of appointment?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * Will you have two years postdoctoral or equivalent experience by date of appointment?
      • Yes
      • No




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    Job No:
    Posted: 1/8/2019
    Application Due: 4/15/2019
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