Assistant Professor - Physics

Colorado Springs, CO
Feb 06, 2020
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
DescriptionThe Physics and Energy Science Department at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor, to begin January 2021. We seek a theorist in the area of condensed matter physics/nanophysics/biophysics. The candidate should bring significantly new expertise, but be able to collaborate with existing physics faculty (i.e. liquid crystals/soft matter, nanophysics, biophysics, EM waves in materials, and/or linear and nonlinear magnetization dynamics).

The successful candidate will be a dynamic, energetic, creative, and engaging scholar; responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in physics, with a typical teaching load of 2 courses per semester. The position also includes supervising undergraduate, MSc and PhD students and publishing in refereed journals. The successful applicant will be expected to have the background and potential for excellent teaching in physics at all levels, a demonstrated ability for first-rate research, a commitment to working with graduate and undergraduate students, and the ability to attract external funding. Service at the departmental, university or professional level is also required.

TheUniversity of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information onbenefits programs can be found at:

 Totalcompensation includes salary plus health, retirement, and non-cash compensation.Information on calculating total compensation can be found at:

 UCCS isone of four campuses in the University ofColorado system and is home to over 10,200 undergraduate and 1,800 graduatestudents.

 ColoradoSprings (pop. 450K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreationaland cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S. TheUniversity of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productivelearning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, weconduct background investigations for all prospective applicants beingconsidered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal historyrecord check, educational verification, and, when appropriate, a financial and/ormotor vehicle history check.

 UCCS is anequal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance withapplicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environmentthat welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does notdiscriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin,gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophyin its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educationalprograms. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for withdisabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

 TheImmigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employmenteligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day ofwork.

QualificationsMinimum Requirements:
  • A BS in Physics or a closely related field
  • A PhD in Physics, Applied Physics or a closely related field
  • An active research program in theoretical physics, namely condensedmatter physics, nanophysics or biophysics

Preferred Qualification:
  • A minimum of twelve months of postdoctoral experience

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Colorado Springs
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Feb 4, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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