Assistant Professor of Physics

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Job TitleAssistant Professor of PhysicsJob Description Summary, Duties and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by October 31, 2019. Second consideration may be given to applications received by November 30, 2019. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (November 30, 2019) may not be given full consideration.

The Physics Department at the University of Rhode Island (URI) invites applications for a full-time academic year tenure-track position of an Assistant Professor of Physics beginning in the fall of 2020, specifically for a theorist with expertise in the general area of nanophysics.

Considerations will be given to applicants with expertise in the broad area of nanophysics including but not limited to nanostructures, quantum dots, nanofluidics, nanorobotics, nanosensors, and quantum computing. Complementing contact points with research programs in the Physics Department (biological physics, medical physics, surface and thin film physics, ultrafast spectroscopy, nonlinear optics, statistical physics) or at URI more generally will be a factor in the selection process.

The Physics Department is in the process of developing, with support by a committed partner from industry, an MS degree in Applied Quantum Technology. Demonstrated expertise that naturally aligns with this initiative is a plus.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate physics courses, advise undergraduate and graduate students in the research component toward BS, MS, and PhD degrees, and be active in service at the levels of Department, College, and University.

The position comes with funds to support a postdoc for the second year of appointment to help jump start a strong and externally funded research program.



1. PhD in Physics or closely related discipline.

2. Postdoctoral experience.

3. Record of scholarly achievement (publications, presentations, awards).

4. Demonstrated ability to be an effective teacher of undergraduate and/or graduate physics courses.

5. Well-conceived research plan with potential to attract external funding.

6. Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communication skills.

7. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.


UnionAAUP - American Assoc of Univ ProfessorsStatus Academic Year, Full-time, Tenure-track, PermanentEnd Date of Restriction or Limitation Department Information

DepartmentPhysicsContact(s)Contact EmailCampus LocationKingstonGrant FundedNoExtension Contingent on Funding DateSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Please attach the following 5 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:

(#1) Cover letter (1 pdf page max).

(#2) Curriculum vitae (education, previous appointments, publications, talks, presentations, lectures, conferences, awards, special skills), as one complete pdf doc.

(#3) Statement on teaching approach and emphasis in undergraduate and graduate courses (1 pdf page max).

(#4) Outline of planned research program backed up by demonstrated expertise (4 pages max, as one complete pdf doc).

(#5) – Other Document – the names and contact information of three professional references.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please have three Letters of Recommendation sent directly by email to: [email protected]

Posting Information

Position Number109065Posting NumberF00159Posting Date09/18/2019Closing DateOpen Until FilledYesQuicklink for Posting DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Research
  5. Other Document
Optional Documents
    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Do you have a PhD in Physics or closely related discipline?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * Do you have Postdoctoral experience?
      • Yes
      • No
    3. * Do you have record of scholarly achievement (publications, presentations, awards)?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. * Do you have demonstrated ability to be an effective teacher of undergraduate and/or graduate physics courses?
      • Yes
      • No
    5. * Do you have well-conceived research plan with potential to attract external funding?
      • Yes
      • No
    6. * Do you have demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communication skills?
      • Yes
      • No
    7. * Do you have demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations?
      • Yes
      • No
    8. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
      • Public Job Posting
      • Internal Job Posting
      • Agency Referral
      • Advertisement/Publication
      • Personal Referral
      • Website
      • Other




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    Posted: 9/20/2019
    Application Due: 12/19/2019
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