Employment Opportunities

Tenure-track Faculty in Materials Discovery / Experimental 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 a tenure-track faculty position in materials discovery. The successful candidate should demonstrate the capacity to lead research projects in materials synthesis and characterization of novel quantum materials (quasi-two dimensional, topological, kagome crystals, magnetic materials, etc), and have experience with multiple crystal growth techniques. The appointment is open at all levels from assistant to full professor.

The condensed matter group at Notre Dame consists of 6 experimental and 4 theoretical faculty, doing research in hard condensed matter, quantum materials, complex networks, and biophysics. The newly established Stavropoulos Center for Complex Quantum Matter is headed 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 expected start date is January 2023.

The Department of Physics at Notre Dame has 41 tenured and tenure-track faculty; another 22 research, teaching and concurrent faculty; 100+ graduate students; and ~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 completed applications will begin on July 1, with a final deadline of July 31, 2022.

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

Qualifications: Ph.D. in physics, physical chemistry, or materials science

Link to apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/107237


Two-College Research/Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship

The University of Notre Dame Department of Physics invites applications for the Two-College Research/Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Two-College Fellow is expected to split their time between conducting research in an area of physics/astrophysics and teaching an introductory physics class with a team of faculty instructors. This is a full-time position with a salary of $57,000 per year and included benefits. The fellow will be provided a discretionary fund of $3,500 per year. The start date is August 15, 2022. The fellowship is renewable annually for up to three years. 

The Notre Dame Department of Physics consists of 40 tenured/tenure-track faculty and ~20 research professors, teaching professors and professors of the practice. Research in the department is focused on four major areas: astrophysics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, and high energy/particle physics. Each of these areas includes experimental and theory components. The Two-College Fellow will be matched with a mentor or group of mentors based on their research experience and interests. A summary of research in the Physics Department at https://physics.nd.edu/research/.

The Department of Physics teaches calculus-based introductory physics courses to approximately 400 engineering undergraduates each semester. This is a team-taught course divided into sections of about 100 students. The Two-College Fellow will teach one of the sections and be mentored by the other members of the faculty team. Teaching during the summer is not required, but opportunities are available that include additional compensation. 

The Two-College Fellowship was developed by the College of Engineering and the Physics Department within the College of Science to expand introductory physics instruction while mentoring early career physicists/astrophysicists in research and teaching. The Fellowship is made possible by support from the Office of the Provost. 

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

A successful applicant is expected to have a PhD in Physics or Astronomy and an interest in science education. A completed application will consist of a cover letter, a detailed CV, a research statement, a teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation.

Apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21122


Postdoctoral Position in Exoplanet Imaging & Instrumentation at Notre Dame

The Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar to work on high contrast direct imaging of extrasolar planets and/or IR instrumentation. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Jeffrey Chilcote’s research group. Chilcote’s group is involved in both the Gemini Planet Imager upgrade (GPI 2.0) and the CHARIS integral field spectrograph (IFS) located behind SCExAO at Subaru. Applicants with either instrumentation experience or high contrast imaging experience are encouraged to apply. Depending upon the applicant’s research interests and qualifications, researchers may be involved with the construction and testing of GPI 2.0, direct imaging research with CHARIS, and/or other possible instrument development and research projects.

GPI was originally installed on the Gemini South telescope in Chile in 2013 and is currently undergoing a major upgrade at Notre Dame as part of a relocation to Gemini North. CHARIS is an IFS located behind the SCExAO system which is currently searching for directly observable extrasolar planets.

Qualifications include a PhD in physics, astronomy, or a related field, strong communication skills, and leadership qualities. Applicants with a background in optical & IR instrumentation, high-contrast extrasolar planet imaging, or integral field spectroscopy are particularly encouraged to apply. The appointment is for two years, with a third-year contingent on performance and continued funding. 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.

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

Please submit your application materials at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20596. 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 5, 2022 will receive full consideration. Late applications will be considered at the discretion of the search committee.


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).