Endowed Chair in Condensed Matter Physics for SmartState Center for Experimental Nanoscale Physics

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LogoPosting NumberFAC00139PO19Advertised TitleEndowed Chair in Condensed Matter Physics for SmartState Center for Experimental Nanoscale PhysicsCampusColumbiaCollege/DivisionCollege of Arts and SciencesDepartmentCAS Physics and AstronomyAdvertised Salary RangeWe offer a competitive salary and benefits package.Location of VacancyPart/Full TimeFull TimeHours per Week40Position CategoryFull-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis 9 monthsWork CountyRichlandTenure InformationTenure-Track/TenuredJob Search CategoryFacultyAdvertised Job Summary

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of South Carolina invites applications for an endowed chair in Condensed Matter Physics to sustain the SmartState Center for Experimental Nanoscale Physics, to be filled at the tenured Full Professor level with a proposed start date of August 16, 2021. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. and is expected to lead, strengthen, and expand our existing programs in nanomaterials and condensed matter research. Applicants must have at least nine years of research experience by the start date of employment with demonstrated significant achievements in condensed matter research, be internationally recognized for their work in this field, and have a track record of significant external funding to support their scholarly activities. It is expected that the successful candidate will forge collaborations with UofSC faculty to establish a vigorous, internationally recognized research program in condensed matter. Candidates are also expected to strive for excellence in teaching undergraduate- and graduate-level physics courses.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy conducts vigorous research in experimental and theoretical nanoscale physics. The SmartState Center hosts a state-of-the-art shared facility for the design, fabrication, and characterization of nanoscale materials. The recent addition of a newly renovated Class-1000 cleanroom and a helium recovery and liquefaction system fully supports nanofabrication efforts and low temperature studies of novel materials.

For full consideration, complete applications must be received by December 1, 2020. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Required Education and Experience

Candidate must have a PhD and at least 9 years of experience by beginning date of employment with demonstrated significant achievements in condensed matter physics, be internationally recognized for work in this field, and have track record of significant external funding to support scholarly activities.

Preferred Qualifications


Desired Start Date08/16/2021Job Open Date10/07/2020Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicant

All applicants must submit their application through the online employment system “USC Jobs”. Candidates should be prepared to upload a CV, a cover letter, research plans, and teaching interests. Contact information of at least three, but no more than seven, referees must also be submitted via the “USC Jobs” system. Confidential inquiries can be made to the search committee chair, Prof. Brian C. Benicewicz, SmartState Chair in Polymer Nanocomposites, [email protected], 803-777-0778.

This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

Quicklink for Postinghttp://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/67383EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

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    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. List of References and Contact Information
    4. Teaching Statement
    5. Research Statement
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      Posted: 10/8/2020
      Application Due: 1/6/2021
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