Employment Opportunities

Tenure-track Faculty in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics. Applications from tenured/senior researchers will also be considered. 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, headed by László Forró, the Aurora and Thomas Marquez Chair Professor of Physics, adds additional strength and expertise to the current condensed matter group. 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 will be part of the Condensed Matter Group and the Stavropoulos Center as well, and 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 August 2022.

The Department of Physics at Notre Dame has 39 tenured and tenure-track faculty; 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 completed applications will begin on November 1, 2021, with a final deadline of December 31.

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

Link to apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/93408

 

Tenure-Track Faculty in Experimental High Energy Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Experimental High Energy Physics. Applications from tenured/senior researchers will also be considered. The HEP group at Notre Dame consists of 6 experimental and 5 theoretical faculty, doing experimental research with CMS, DUNE, MINERνA, EMPHATIC, and NA61, along with instrumentation R&D.  Our theory group does research on low-energy, collider, and astrophysical tests of the Standard Model and its possible extensions. 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 August 2022. 

The Department of Physics at Notre Dame has 39 tenured and tenure-track faculty; 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 completed applications will begin on November 1, 2021, with a final deadline of December 31.

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

Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/93005

 

Tenure-Track Faculty in Theoretical Nuclear Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in theoretical nuclear physics.

The nuclear theory group at the University of Notre Dame currently includes three faculty members with broad interests in the areas of nuclear astrophysics and ab initio approaches to nuclear structure. Group members actively collaborate with local observers, experimentalists, and theorists and enjoy a close connection to the Notre Dame Nuclear Science Laboratory, an on-campus accelerator facility focused on fundamental and applied low energy nuclear physics (https://isnap.nd.edu).

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 August 2022.

The Department of Physics at Notre Dame has 40 tenured and tenure-track faculty; another 21 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 completed applications will begin on December 31, and applications will not be accepted after January 17.

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

Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/97827

 

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.

 

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Galactic Archaeology, Stellar Spectroscopy, Galactic Chemical Evolution, or Spectroscopic Surveys

The University of Notre Dame, Department of Physics, invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar position to commence in Fall 2022. 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 Fall 2023. The first year 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 November 30, 2021, will receive full consideration. Please contact Professor Evan Kirby with questions about the position. 

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 (https://hr.nd.edu/benefits-compensation/). More information about being a postdoctoral scholar at Notre Dame can be found at http://postdocs.nd.edu.
 
Apply via AJO https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19152
 

Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Notre Dame Astrophysics Group

The Notre Dame Department of Physics, Astrophysics Research Group has an opening for a postdoctoral research scholar to work with Prof. Lauren Weiss on the discovery and characterization of extrasolar planets. The postdoctoral scholar will conduct original research that strengthens and augments the portfolio of the astroweiss group. Prof. Weiss has institutional access to the W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, HI, including the HIRES and Keck Planet Finder spectrographs, to the Large Binocular Telescope on Mt. Graham, AZ, including the PEPSI spectrograph, and to high-performance computing, as well as public access to data products including the NASA Kepler, NASA TESS, and ESA Gaia missions. 

Depending upon the applicant’s research interests and qualifications, research topics may include, but are not limited to: (1) the orbital dynamics, architectures, and formation of planetary systems, including multi-planet systems and binary star systems, (2) the elemental compositions of planets, including Earth sized planets, and (3) observations with high-dispersion spectroscopy, including studies of planetary orbits and atmospheres.
 
Qualifications include a PhD in astronomy, physics, geophysics, or a related field. Applicants demonstrating strong writing skills, analytical skills, research creativity, and a history of successful project completion will be viewed favorably. Applicants with a background in observational or theoretical studies of exoplanets are particularly encouraged to apply. Women and people from under-represented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The appointment is for three years, contingent on annual performance review. Base salary will be commensurate with experience. 
 
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 other benefits (http://hr.nd.edu/benefits/). More information about being a postdoctoral scholar at Notre Dame can be found at http://postdocs.nd.edu
 
Submit your application materials on this AJO page. Candidates should provide a cover letter, a CV (including a full publication list), a statement of research activities and future plans (three pages maximum, including figures and references), and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted.

Apply via AJO https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19659

 

Postdoctoral Researcher in Extragalactic Astronomy

The Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar position to commence in summer/fall 2022. Applicants with spectroscopic and IFU experience are especially encouraged to apply, but we welcome all applicants with an interest in exploring the astrophysics of the circumgalactic/intergalactic/interstellar gas. 

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. The extragalactic group at Notre Dame has strong collaborations with theorists and observers from multiple institutions with a goal of addressing fundamental questions about the nature of gaseous matter in and around galaxies. 

Applicants demonstrating strong writing skills, analytical skills, research creativity, and a history of successful project completion will be viewed favorably. Previous experience in analysis of spectroscopic data and code development is a plus, but not necessary. 

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 15, 2021, will receive full consideration. Please contact Profs. Chris Howk or Nicolas 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 via AJO https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20075

 

Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical High Energy Physics

The Department of Physics of the University of Notre Dame announces a two-year postdoctoral position in Theoretical High Energy Physics to begin in Fall 2022. The position is renewable for a third year contingent on funding and performance. 

The faculty of the Notre Dame High Energy Theory group includes A. Delgado, C. Kolda, A. Martin and Y. Tsai. We are joined by a large experimental group with active participation in CMS, DUNE, and IceCube, and with whom we interact regularly. Our group also shares many interests in common with ND's astrophysics and cosmology group, and maintains close ties to Fermilab and to neighboring institutions in Chicago and the greater Michigan-Illinois-Indiana region. 

Applicants should submit (electronically) a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications and a statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation through AJO. These correspondences should be submitted by December 15, 2021 in order to receive full attention.

Apply via AJO https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19913

 

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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).