Assistant Professor in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KA, USA

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Deadline:  2021-12-13

Location:  Lawrence, Kansas, USA

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas (KU) seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor in experimental condensed matter physics (CMP) with an emphasis on quantum information science or areas related to it to begin August 18, 2022.

The KU condensed matter physics group has research programs on nanomaterials, renewable energy, low-dimensional physics, superconductivity, organic semiconductors, ultrafast laser spectroscopy, and computational condensed matter physics. The group also plays a key role in promoting university-wide material research efforts. Qualifying candidates must have a doctorate degree in physics or a closely related field. A strong record of research and commitment to excellence in teaching are required. Candidates with research interests in areas of experimental condensed matter physics that are related to quantum information science and compatible with the existing efforts in the department are particularly encouraged to apply.

Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging is central to the university’s mission and a critical component to Jayhawks Rising, KU’s strategic plan. As a campus and department with a continually growing diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals in underrepresented groups that have a commitment to contributing to a DEIB culture with our students, faculty, staff, industry and collaborative partners that are located across the globe. The successfully candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the effective date of the appointment.

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REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of application, (2) record of accomplishments and productivity demonstrated by publications and c.v., and (3) information provided from professional references:

1. Doctorate degree in physics or a closely related field.
2. Established record of research in experimental condensed matter physics, materials physics or other areas related to quantum information science.
3. Commitment to excellence in teaching physics at graduate and undergraduate levels, as evidenced by teaching statement.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to A complete online application includes the following materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement (up to five pages), a teaching statement (up to two pages), and the names, e-mail addresses, and contact information for at least three references. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent electronically to hrm-concierge[AT] A complete application packet will include the 3 reference letters. Only complete packets will be considered.

In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU’s mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
* Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Initial review of applications will begin December 13, 2021 and continues as needed to ensure a large, high quality, and diverse applicant pool.

For questions regarding this position, contact:
Professor Hui Zhao, Search Committee Chair
Physics and Astronomy
University of Kansas
2021 Gray-Little Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045
Email: kucmp2022[AT]

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