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Assistant Professor, Department of Physics - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (33037)

Northern Illinois University (NIU)
DeKalb, IL
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Assistant Professor, Department of Physics - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (33037)


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Northern Illinois University (NIU) invites applications for an anticipated Assistant Professor (tenure track) position in experimental high-energy physics (HEP). Appointment at the Associate Professor level may be considered for exceptional candidates with the commensurate experience. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2022. The position will be housed in the Department of Physics. The appointment will also be associated with the multi-disciplinary Northern Illinois Center for Accelerator & Detector Development (NICADD). NICADD has strong collaborations with Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Diversity is an institutional value of NIU. We seek faculty who embrace NIU’s mission of providing opportunity to a diverse student body by providing them with access to high-quality education and hands-on involvement in research and/or artistry, and community engagement. Responsibilities: The NIU HEP group has significant responsibilities in the ATLAS and DUNE experiments. The successful candidate is expected to take a leading role in one or both through their expertise in software/analysis and/or detector R&D. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to supervise student research.

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Prospective candidates must have a doctoral degree in physics, an outstanding record of self-directed research in experimental HEP at the post-doctoral level, and have a strong interest in teaching.

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Commensurate with education, experience, and qualifications; position includes a robust benefits package.

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For full consideration, please upload your application package as a single electronic pdf file, consisting of a cover letter, latest curriculum vitae, publication list, a detailed research plan, current grant support (if applicable), a statement of teaching philosophy including diversity & inclusion, and the names and contact information of three references, to by February 1, 2022. The applicant should arrange for references to send confidential letters of recommendation separately by email to [email protected] by the same date. Applications received after this date are welcomed but will be considered as needed.

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EEO Statement:

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230
[email protected]

Visa Policy:

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation:

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Education (AAEOE) at [email protected].

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NIU provides information regarding campus security, personal and fire safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, emergency response procedures and crime reporting policies, in addition to crime and fire statistics for the most recent three calendar years. The Annual Security Report containing security and safety information is available at or by contacting the University Police Department and Public Safety Department at 815-753-9628 to receive a hard copy. The Annual Fire Safety Report is available at or by contacting the Environmental Health and Safety Department at 815-753-0404 to receive a hard copy.

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Northern Illinois University is a comprehensive research university offering programs from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Colleges include business, education, engineering and engineering technology, law, liberal arts and sciences, health and human sciences, and visual and performing arts. On-campus enrollment is approximately 18,000 students. The university also offers more than 200 extension courses each semester to students in communities throughout northern Illinois.

The main campus is located in DeKalb, 65 miles west of Chicago's "Loop" and 40 miles southeast of Rockford. In addition to the main campus, NIU has three education centers in Hoffman Estates, Rockford, and Naperville. DeKalb/Sycamore, with a population of about 50,000, is a modern paradox, a rural/urban community. It is simultaneously recognized for its manufacturing and rich farmlands. The site of the first manufacture of barbed wire and the development of hybrid seed corn are evidence of its diversified history. The blend of industry and agriculture, coupled with the cultural and recreational facilities of the university and supplemented by easy access to Chicago and Rockford, provide an enjoyable environment in which to live.

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