Tenure-track Professor in Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position. Experimentalists and theorists in all areas of physics are encouraged to apply.  The principal research areas in the department are astronomy/astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, high-energy physics, network science, and nuclear physics. Candidates in other research areas, as well as interdisciplinary research, will also receive full consideration.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to develop a highly successful research program, attract independent research funding, and to teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s experience and research accomplishments. The expected start date is August 2020. The Department of Physics has 43 tenured and tenure-track faculty; another 23 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 interests. Candidates must also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation. Applications must be received by November 1, 2019.

Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/66465

 

Tenure-track Faculty in Condensed Matter Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for up to two tenure-track faculty positions in Condensed Matter Physics. Experimental and theoretical Condensed Matter Physicists are encouraged to apply. Applications from tenured/senior researchers will also be considered.

The condensed matter group at Notre Dame consists of 7 experimental and 4 theoretical faculty, doing research in hard condensed matter, quantum materials, complex networks, and biophysics. The successful candidate should have a strong track record in condensed matter research, will be expected to attract independent research funding and to teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s experience and research accomplishments. The expected start date is August 2020.

The Department of Physics has 43 tenured and tenure-track faculty; another 23 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 interests. Candidates must also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation. Applications received by November 1 will receive full consideration.

Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/66898

 

The University of Notre Dame High Energy Physics Group has an immediate opening for two Post-doctoral research associates to work on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider.

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. The group is also actively engaged in developing and coordinating detector upgrade projects for the High-Luminosity 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 successful candidate is expected to play an important role in the analysis of CMS data and make significant contributions to the group's ongoing efforts. One of the two postdoc positions will focus on top quark physics and trigger while the other position will focus on Higgs physics and ECAL/HCAL operations and upgrades.

The group is looking for an outstanding applicant who has obtained, or is about to obtain, a Ph.D. in Experimental Particle Physics. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For inquiries, please contact Profs. Colin Jessop (cjessop@nd.edu) or Kevin Lannon (klannon@nd.edu).

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 at the given link. The description of research interests should make clear which focus (Top/trigger vs Higgs/ECAL/HCAL) the candidate prefers.

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14107

 

Postdoctoral Position in IR Instrumentation at Notre Dame

The Notre Dame Department of Physics, Astrophysics Research Group has an opening for a postdoctoral research fellow to work on high contrast direct imaging of extrasolar planets and IR instrumentation. The position will involve work on the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI), particularly the planned upgrade of GPI and its recommissioning at Gemini North. GPI is an advanced adaptive optics coronagraph that has recently completed a large-scale survey of young stars in the southern hemisphere. GPI was originally installed on the Gemini South telescope in Chile in 2013 and will be undergoing an upgrade as part of a relocation to Gemini North. The upgrade will incorporate an EMCCD pyramid sensor, new coronagraph masks, focal-plane speckle estimation, and new modes for the integral field spectrograph. At Notre Dame, researchers will work with Prof. Jeffrey Chilcote who is involved in the upgrade focusing on GPI’s IFS, installing and alignment of subsystems, and the integration and testing of the instrument.

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 GPI2 collaboration includes Stanford (overall performance), Cornell (operations and software), UC San Diego (Pyramid Sensor), Notre Dame (spectrograph and integration and testing), and there are postdoctoral opportunities at several institutions. Applicants are encouraged to contact any of the advertisers of ads if any questions exist about the difference between them.

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/14945. Candidates should provide a cover letter, CV, a 3-page statement of research interests, publication list and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted. The deadline for applications is Dec 2, 2019. Late applications will be considered at the discretion of the search committee.

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14945

 

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