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

 

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

 

Instructional Resource Manager

The Instructional Resource Program Manager is responsible for all laboratory and demonstration equipment in the Physics department, including on-line documentation for faculty ease of execution. These duties include performing a variety of technical tasks related to the physics laboratory and demonstration operations including the procurement, testing, and maintenance of scientific equipment as well as organizing, inventorying, and purchasing equipment and supplies to facilitate teaching objectives. The Instructional Resource Program Manager is responsible for interfacing with faculty about demonstration equipment that they need assembled or available for their lectures, and provides that equipment to them in a timely manner. This person is aware of the content of all laboratory courses on a weekly basis, is actively involved in organizing equipment, troubleshooting laboratory and demonstration activities, and works closely with laboratory director to improve the quality and technical sophistication in experimental design. This person may also be asked to help hire and supervise undergraduate lab assistants in their work. 

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Physics or related STEM field; mechanically inclined with a basic knowledge of electronics and computers; strong organizational skills; ability to meet deadlines

Apply via ND Jobs webpage https://jobs.nd.edu/postings/22525

 

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).