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Physics, Post-Doctoral Research Associate (Two-Year Appointment), Non-Tenure Track

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Loyola University Chicago
Location
Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

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Job Title:

Physics, Post-Doctoral Research Associate (Two-Year Appointment), Non-Tenure Track

Position Title:

Physics, Post-Doctoral Research Associate (Two-Year Appointment), Non-Tenure Track

Job Category:

University Faculty

Job Type:

Full-Time

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Campus:

Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

Location Code:

PHYSICS (02116A)

Department Name:

PHYSICS

Is this split and/or fully grant funded? :

No

Duties and Responsibilities:

Professor Abbasi is recruiting a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to specialize in lightning research, observations, and applications. The selected applicant will work closely with Professor Abbasi and the Telescope Array collaboration on observing the optical emissions from Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes (TGFs), using a high-speed video camera and a photometer system.

The main research responsibilities for the position are to analyze the data from the high-speed video camera and the photometers in correlation with the TGFs observed by the Telescope Array Surface Detector (TASD) and the lighting observed by the (INTerFerometer) INTF at the TASD site. The successful applicant will also collect and maintain data from the optical instruments at the TASD site and perform simulations of the optical component of TGFs and lighting. In addition, this position will require the presentation and publication of research findings at scientific conferences and in academic journals. It will also require travel to Utah several times a year.

The successful applicant will also work closely with the Physics Department at LUC in teaching classes during the spring semester of their appointment, allowing the post-doctoral research associate a unique opportunity to develop both their research and teaching skills. Specifically, the post-doctoral research associate will teach undergraduate courses and labs, corresponding to teaching load of 3, during the spring semester.

Qualifications:

Candidates will have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and have a record of excellent scholarship. This position requires familiarity with lightning observations and TGFs, as well as fluency in at least one programming language (e.g., Python, C++, Java). Preference will be afforded to applicants with knowledge of high-speed video camera and photometer observations.

Physical Demands:

None

Working Conditions:

None

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience:

Candidates will have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and have a record of excellent scholarship. This position requires familiarity with lightning observations and TGFs, as well as fluency in at least one programming language (e.g., Python, C++, Java). Preference will be afforded to applicants with knowledge of high-speed video camera and photometer observations.

Open Date:

09/13/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should submit to http://www.careers.luc.edu (1) official or unofficial transcripts; (2) a cover letter addressing their research agenda, experiences, and qualifications for the position outlined above; and (3) a current Curriculum Vitae. Applicants should also arrange for three recommendations from individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position to be submitted electronically to the above website (letter writers will receive an electronic prompt from LUC). For more information, please contact:

Rasha Abbasi, Ph.D.Department of Physics[email protected]

Review of applications will begin September 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/transformativeed.Location: Loyola University Chicago, Chicago U.S.A.

Quick Link for Posting:

https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/21832

Job Number:

85TBD

Organizational Location:

PROVOST

Number of Vacancies:

1

Desired Start Date:

01/06/2023

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Organization

Working at Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic University and the only one located in Chicago. Shaped by our city and our Jesuit traditions, Loyola University Chicago offers students an educational environment unmatched for its diversity of thought and experience.

Loyola University Chicago comprises four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to eleven schools and colleges: Arrupe College, Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois.

With three campuses spread throughout the greater Chicago area, students have access to hundreds of cultural institutions as well as thousands of internships and networking opportunities with the city's Fortune 500 companies. Study-abroad programs at our Rome and Beijing Centers provide engagement with the global community and economy.

While rigorous programs of research and study are one hallmark of a Jesuit education, we're not just preparing students for a career, we're preparing them for life. We challenge our students to learn broadly, to think critically, to serve generously, to lead with integrity, to respect diversity. We come from all faiths and ethnic and economic backgrounds, with a common purpose of building a better society.

Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications, and named the University a "best value" in its 2008 rankings.

Our faculty take a person-centered approach to education. They’re not just here to teach students what they know, they’re here to teach them to think critically and creatively and to reach for their own discoveries.

More facts about Loyola University Chicago:

  • Total enrollment: 15,902
  • 80+ undergraduate majors and 80+ minors
  • 140+ graduate, professional, and graduate-level certificate programs
  • More than 4,000 faculty and staff members 
  • 14:1 Undergraduate student/faculty ratio 
  • 150,000 alumni; 85,000 in Chicago 
  • One of only eight percent of all American colleges and universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter
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