Employment Opportunities

Tenure-track faculty in condensed matter physics

The Stavropoulos Center for Complex Quantum Matter at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Notre Dame invites applications for two faculty positions in topics closely related to the center’s profile, in particular:

  • out-of-equilibrium experimental condensed matter physics
  • a broad spectrum of computational condensed matter theory, such as density functional theory, quantum information, tensor network and more.

The appointments are open at all levels from assistant to full professor.

The condensed matter group at Notre Dame consists of 6 experimental and 4 theoretical faculty members, specializing in hard condensed matter, quantum materials, complex networks, and biological physics, associated to the newly established Stavropoulos Center for Complex Quantum Matter, led by László Forró, the Aurora and Thomas Marquez Chair Professor of Physics. The Center's mission is to synthesize materials of interest for novel technologies and to study them with cutting-edge experimental and theoretical methods. We seek faculty members committed to developing and sustaining an environment of inclusive excellence in research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to develop a highly successful research program, attract independent research funding, teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and engage with students from diverse backgrounds. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s experience and research accomplishments. The starting date is foreseen for the second half of 2023.

The Department of Physics at Notre Dame has 45 tenured and tenure-track faculty; another 22 research, teaching and concurrent faculty; more than 100 graduate students; and about 120 undergraduate physics majors. Additional information about the department and the College of Science can be found at http://physics.nd.edu and http://science.nd.edu respectively.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, detailed research plans, and a statement of teaching and mentoring. Candidates must also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on December 15 and will continue until the positions have been filled.

The Department is committed to diversifying its faculty, and encourages applications from women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

To apply, go to https://apply.interfolio.com/117307

 

Postdoctoral Research - Quantum Materials and Devices Lab

The Quantum Materials and Devices Lab in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University of Notre Dame is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work at the intersection of condensed matter physics and quantum information science. 

The main research topic is on the development of novel quantum bits (qubits). It will involve designing and fabricating superconducting quantum devices, handling and studying noble-gas quantum liquids and solids, measuring electronic and optical properties of materials and devices at millikelvin temperatures. 

The candidate should have a strong background in condensed matter physics, quantum physics, or related electrical, mechanical, or material engineering. Programming skills for controlling various electronic/optical hardware and performing quantum dynamics calculations are highly desirable. 

This position is funded and renewable up to three years. Further extension of appointment will depend on funding availability and mutual agreement. 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Required: 

  • Experience in electronic/optical device design and fabrication
  • Experience in quantum transport and/or quantum microwave measurement 
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing 

Preferred:

  • Experience in cryogenic/vacuum system design and operation
  • Experience in superconductor/semiconductor/trapped-ion/defect based qubit research
  • Experience in electrodynamic simulation and/or density-functional calculation
  • Knowledge and good understanding of quantum information science

Interested candidates can apply on AJO, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23505. They can also send a curriculum vitae to Prof. Dafei Jin (dfjin@nd.edu).

 

Postdoctoral Researcher in Extragalactic Astrophysics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar position to commence in summer/fall 2023. Applicants with UV and optical spectroscopic and/or IFU experience are especially encouraged to apply. We welcome all applicants with an interest in exploring the astrophysics of the circumgalactic/intergalactic/interstellar gas and galaxies. The successful applicant will work in the group of Profs. Chris Howk and Nicolas Lehner and will lead projects with data obtained from the future James Webb Telescope, the Hubble Space Telescope, the Large Binocular Telescope, and the Keck Telescopes. 

Applicants demonstrating strong writing skills, analytical skills, research creativity, and a history of successful project completion will be viewed favorably. 

The successful applicant must have completed the Ph.D. requirements before assuming the position. A complete application includes a cover letter expressing the candidate’s background and interest in the position, curriculum vitae with publications, a research statement, and three letters of reference. The research statement should address past/current research and future interests. The statement should be approximately two pages. Applications received by December 9, 2022, will receive full consideration. Please contact Profs. Howk or Lehner with questions about the position.

The initial appointment will be for one year based on University policy, with the expectation that the appointment will last at least three years, contingent on annual performance reviews. Base salary will be commensurate with experience.

The University of Notre Dame is committed to excellence through diversity. The University of Notre Dame is located in South Bend, Indiana and provides a family-friendly environment and affordable cost of living and is only 2 hours from the vibrant city of Chicago.

The successful applicant will receive health care and other benefits (http://hr.nd.edu/benefits/). Postdoctoral scholars at Notre Dame More information about being a postdoctoral scholar at Notre Dame can be found at http://postdocs.nd.edu.

Apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23263

 

Postdoctoral Position in Astronomy

The University of Notre Dame, Department of Physics & Astronomy, invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar position to begin in Fall 2023. The ideal candidate specializes in galactic archaeology, stellar spectroscopy, galactic chemical evolution, or spectroscopic surveys. The successful applicant will work with Professor Evan Kirby on the Subaru Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) survey. PFS is expected to commence survey operations in Spring 2024. The first semester of the postdoctoral position will focus on survey preparations, followed in subsequent years by data acquisition, analysis, and publication. The postdoc will enjoy privileged PFS data access and ample time to pursue independent research.

Notre Dame astronomers use a variety of telescopes, including Keck Observatory and the Large Binocular Telescope. Nuclear astrophysics is one of the key strengths of Notre Dame Physics. Astronomical observers, laboratory experimentalists, and theorists work together to answer fundamental questions about the nature of matter.

Qualifications include a PhD in physics, astronomy, or a related field, strong written and oral communication, and leadership qualities. Support is available for three years. Annual renewals are contingent upon performance. Base salary will be commensurate with experience.

A complete application includes a curriculum vitae with publications, a research statement, and three letters of reference. The research statement should address past research and how the applicant expects to use PFS and other Notre Dame resources. The statement should be approximately three to four pages. Applicants are encouraged to use additional pages to discuss their contributions toward and ambition for improving academic climates, such as efforts toward equity and inclusion. Applications received by December 16, 2022, will receive full consideration. Please contact Professor Evan Kirby with questions about the position.
 
To apply https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23232.

 

Postdoctoral scholar: high contrast direct imaging of extrasolar planets and/or instrumentation

The University of Notre Dame, Department of Physics & Astronomy, invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar to work on high contrast direct imaging of exoplanets and/or IR instrumentation. Candidates with a background in optical & IR instrumentation, integral field spectroscopy and/or high contrast direct imaging science are highly encouraged to apply.

Depending upon the applicant’s interests, experience and qualifications, researchers may be involved with instrumentation projects or science programs at Notre Dame. Instrumentation projects are focused on the integration, testing, and commissioning of the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI 2.0) being delivered to Gemini North in 2024 and developing instrument testbed projects at Notre Dame. Science programs include direct imaging observations and research using GPI, and/or direct imaging projects using the CHARIS integral field spectrograph. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Jeffrey Chilcote’s research group at Notre Dame. Prof. Chilcote’s group is involved in both the Gemini Planet Imager upgrade (GPI 2.0), the Gemini Planet Imager Exoplanet Survey and the CHARIS integral field spectrograph located behind SCExAO at Subaru.

Notre Dame astronomers use a variety of telescopes, including Keck Observatory and the Large Binocular Telescope. Qualifications include a PhD in physics, astronomy, or a related field, strong written and oral communication, and leadership qualities. The appointment is for two years, with a third-year contingent on performance and continued funding. Base salary will be commensurate with experience.

Candidates should provide a cover letter, CV, a 3-page research statement, publication list and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted. Please contact Prof. Jeffrey Chilcote with questions about the position. Applications received by January 3, 2023 will receive full consideration. Late applications will be considered at the discretion of the search committee.

The University of Notre Dame is located in South Bend, Indiana, and provides a friendly environment and affordable cost of living. The successful applicant will receive health care and benefits through Notre Dame's employee program (http://hr.nd.edu/benefits/). More information about being a postdoctoral scholar at Notre Dame can be found at http://postdocs.nd.edu.

To apply https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23813

 

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The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).