The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas (KU) seeks outstanding applicants for the J.D. Stranathan Assistant Professorship in Experimental Physics (tenure track position) in the area of high-energy physics (HEP) to begin as early as August 18, 2017. The primary focus of the KU HEP group presently is on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) where they have significant responsibilities with the detector development, software and computing, in addition to a strong participation in a variety of physics analyses. The group also is working to develop future detectors and is very active in various outreach projects.
The qualifying candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field and relevant postdoctoral experience. A strong record of research and commitment to excellence in teaching are required. Candidates with research interests compatible with the existing experimental high-energy program are particularly encouraged to apply.
The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see http://www.provost.ku.edu/strategic-plan/initiatives.
For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to: https://employment.ku.edu/academic/7120BR . A complete online application includes the following materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and three professional letters of reference. The letters of reference should be sent from the referees directly to kuhepexprof[AT]ku.edu. For additional information about the position, please contact: Professor Alice Bean, Search Committee Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Kansas, kuhepexprof[AT]ku.edu. Initial review of applications will begin October 31, 2016 and will continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool.
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