Assistant Teaching Professor, Physics

The University of Notre Dame is seeking a physics educator to oversee and teach physics laboratories for life science students and engineering students, coordinate classroom demonstrations, and participate in outreach programs. This is a full-time, 12-month non-tenure track faculty position. The starting rank will be Assistant Teaching Professor, though a higher rank may be appropriate given prior experience. This is a three-year position with the possibility for renewal. Starting salary will be between $55-70,000, depending on rank and experience. Start date will be with the Fall 2021 semester, but it can be flexible.

The University of Notre Dame teaches calculus-based physics courses to approximately 550 life science/pre-health students and 800 engineering undergraduates each year. Both sequences are taught each fall and spring semester, as are their accompanying labs. Both courses, with their labs, are also taught during the summer session. The Laboratory Instructor will work with the current team to oversee the operation of lab sessions throughout the year. These duties include: working with the instructors of the lecture courses to ensure coordination of the lectures and the labs; maintaining and improving the lab manuals; overseeing, training and evaluating the graduate student teaching assistants assigned to teach each lab section; selecting and overseeing undergraduate teaching assistants; and giving presentations and supervising students during the lab meetings. It is also expected that the Laboratory Instructor will design new laboratories to be placed in the rotation of available experiments used in our Experiment Design pedagogy, using current research in physics pedagogy to guide their design and implementation. The Laboratory Instruction Team is also responsible for organizing the demonstrations used in the physics department classrooms and for developing new demonstrations.


A successful applicant is expected to have a PhD in Physics, Physics Education, or a related field. Experience or interest in Physics Education Research (PER) is desirable but not required.

Application Instructions

A completed application will consist of a cover letter, a detailed CV, a teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate, CMS Experiment

In the High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) era, experiments face a substantial data challenge. Meeting this challenge will require ingenuity, creativity, and energy. Therefore, the University of Notre Dame High Energy Physics Group seeks a postdoctoral research associate to tackle this challenge in the context of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment. The successful candidate would play a leading role in developing software to enable large-scale machine learning and Python-based data analysis for the HL-LHC time scale. In addition, the successful candidate would also have the opportunity to participate in additional physics analysis or computing-related tasks, depending on the candidate’s interests. 

The CMS group at Notre Dame (Hildreth, Jessop, Lannon, Ruchti, Wayne) has played a leading role in the construction, commissioning and operation of the CMS hadron calorimeter, and the electromagnetic calorimeter (ECAL) and has extensive roles in software development, high level trigger (HLT) operations, and computing. In particular, the group has leadership roles within CMS and U.S. CMS in software development, software R&D, and distributed computing. The group is also actively engaged in developing and coordinating detector upgrade projects for the High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC), including the ECAL/HCAL, MIP timing detector (MTD), and Level 1 track trigger. Group members have leadership roles in CMS physics analyses with interests in Higgs coupling measurements (ttH and anomalous Higgs decays), top physics (including searches for new physics using effective field theory techniques), searches for exotic particles and electroweak physics. 

The group is looking for an outstanding applicant who has obtained, or is about to obtain, a Ph.D. in Experimental Particle Physics, Computer Science, Data Science or a related field. For full consideration, applications should be received by March 1. For inquiries, please contact Profs. Mike Hildreth ( or Kevin Lannon ( 

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications to which they have made significant contributions, a description of research interests and skills, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent via the Academic Jobs Online website. For the description of research interests and skills, please address your experience with machine learning and/or software development. 

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Experimental Astrophysics

The University of Notre Dame, Department of Physics, invites applicants to apply for a position as a postdoctoral scholar working with Professor Justin R. Crepp in experimental astrophysics. The successful applicant will work on projects involving technology development for high-speed adaptive optics systems.

Qualifications include a PhD in physics, astronomy, or a related field, strong communication skills, and leadership qualities. Applicants with a background in instrumentation are encouraged to apply. Support is available for three years although contingent upon performance. Base salary will be commensurate with experience. Funds for moving expenses are available.  

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

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Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

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).