Assistant Professor in Physics and Astronomy-AMO

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Edinburg, Texas
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Jan 19, 2021
Faculty Jobs
Science & Technology
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


                                      Tenure-track Faculty Position in Physics


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in experimental Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) Physics beginning September 1, 2021. This hiring initiative focuses on the areas of quantum optics, single-photon optics, and quantum information science (e.g., qubits). Candidates for this position are expected to strengthen and complement our current research program in experimental and theoretical AMO Physics. They will establish independent research programs that successfully attract extramural funding, actively contribute to departmental development, and engage in innovative teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The position offers excellent start-up funds, salary, and laboratory space in a dynamic and highly interactive research environment.

A Ph.D. in Physics or related field and postdoctoral experience are required. Applicants should provide evidence of strong productivity and leadership in research. Externally funded research and teaching experience are considered a plus.  Successful candidates will demonstrate potential for forming interdisciplinary collaborations, the ability to involve both undergraduate and graduate students in research activities, and a commitment to educate a diverse body of students in a Hispanic Serving Institution.

The expected starting date of the position is September 1, 2021. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names & contact information of at least three references. In addition, applicants should submit a detailed research plan, including major equipment and start-up funding required for an operational laboratory.  Letters of references will be requested from short-listed candidates. Complete applications should be submitted online at Electronic inquiries may be directed to [email protected] Applications should be received by February 21, 2021 to receive full consideration. Evaluations of applicants will begin on February 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer. UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. This position is security-sensitive as defined by the Texas Education Code 51.215(c) and the Texas Government Codes 411.094 (a)(2). All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC).

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