Faculty position in physics at Utah State University

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Deadline:  2013-12-01

Location:  Logan, UT, USA

The Department of Physics at Utah State University is seeking a mathematical physicist to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor opening in Fall 2014. The targeted research area for this position is one or more of: mathematical relativity, classical and quantum field theory, string theory, topological field theory, integrable systems, differential geometry, mechanics and dynamical systems, geometric methods in physics, or a closely related area.

The department is looking for a scientist who can complement/support the efforts of the Geometry, Mathematical Physics and Computer Algebra (GMPCA) group, consisting of Charles Torre in the Department of Physics and Ian Anderson, Mark Fels, Zhaohu Nie, Nathan Geer, all in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral experience and a track record of publications in mathematical physics. Research activities which incorporate computer algebra techniques are desirable. Candidates should be able to teach a wide variety of physics courses – and possibly some mathematics courses – at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will support development of a new interdisciplinary PhD program in mathematical physics. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is also conducting a search for a mathematician to join the GMPCA group.

Applicants must apply online at http://jobs.usu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59391. Applicants must have a terminal degree in Physics or a closely related field. A complete application includes: a letter of application stating qualifications and fit to this position; a curriculum vitae; a statement of research interests; a statement of teaching philosophy; and at least three letters of reference. Requests for further information can be sent to the Search Committee at GMPCA[AT]usu.edu. Review of applications will begin December 1.

The Department of Physics, one of five departments in the College of Science (http://www.usu.edu/science/), offers BS, BA, MS, and PhD degrees in Physics. The Department currently has 15 full-time faculty, about 100 undergraduate majors, and about 30, mostly PhD, graduate students. Utah State University is a 28,000-student, land grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Doctoral/STEM-dominant/high research activity university. Based in Logan (perennially rated as one the safest communities in America), USU is surrounded by spectacular mountains offering a wide range of outdoor activities. Located eighty miles north of Salt Lake City, Logan is within an easy drive of five national parks and numerous other historical and recreational sites. Logan offers affordable housing, excellent health care facilities, and a family-friendly environment. USU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to recruiting and retaining top candidates from a diverse pool including women and minorities. The University provides spousal accommodation packages for dual career applicants, and offers competitive salaries and outstanding medical, retirement, and professional benefits (see http://www.usu.edu/hr/ for details).