Astronomy and Space Science, Physics: Astrophysics, Physics: Biophysics
The Department of Physics and Materials Science at the University of Memphis is seeking qualified individuals for two tenure-track faculty positions in Astronomy or Astrophysics and Biophysics or Soft Matter Physics, at the assistant professor level, to begin in Fall 2018. The department offers BS, MS and PhD programs. The faculty of the department are actively engaged in experimental and theoretical/computational research in biophysics, nanophotonics, biophotonics, soft matter, nanomaterials, semiconductors, magnetic materials and biomaterials. The University of Memphis has a wide range of research infrastructure including a microscopy facility, a micro/nanofabrication facility, a wide range of techniques for structural and chemical characterizations, and a high performance computing facility.
For the Astrophysics or Astronomy position, we seek qualified individuals in observational, computational, theoretical, or instrumental astrophysics, astronomy, cosmology, or astroparticle physics. Candidates for this position must have a PhD in Physics, Astronomy or a closely related discipline. The successful candidate for this position is expected to develop and independent research program, effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses, mentor both graduate and undergraduate students, and provide services to the Department and/or University.
For the Biophysics or Soft Matter Physics position, we seek qualified individuals in biophysics, soft matter physics or related areas. Candidates for this position must have a PhD in Physics or a closely related discipline, and postdoctoral research experience. The successful candidate for this position is expected to develop and independent research program, effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses, mentor both graduate and undergraduate students, and provide services to the Department and/or University.
Applications must be submitted by December 15, 2017 for full consideration. Candidates should submit their application materials (cover letter, curriculum vitae including a list of publications, statement of research interests, statement of teaching/mentoring philosophy and experience, and contacts of at least three references) electronically through WORKforUM using the links https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/16949 for the Astrophysics position and https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/16948 for the Biophysics position.
For questions, please contact Prof. Mohamed Laradji (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair of the Search Committee. The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. For more information, please visit http://www.memphis.edu/oie/.
Additional Salary Information: Salaries commensurate with qualifications.
Founded in 1912, the University of Memphis (UofM) is a major research institution with more than 21,000 students and more than 930 full time faculty members. UofM has 26 Chairs of Excellence and five state-approved Centers of Excellence. UofM offers 17 bachelor's degrees in more than 250 areas of study, Master's degrees in 54 subjects and Doctoral degrees in 25 disciplines. For more information ab...out UofM, please visit http://www.memphis.edu.
With its 15 faculty members, the Department of Physics and Materials Science at UofM has active externally funded research programs in nanoscience, condensed matter physics, biophysics, materials physics and biophotonics. The Department offers a Bachelor's in Science degree in physics with concentrations in General Physics, Applied Physics, Materials Science and Physics for Medical Sciences. The Department also offers a Master's program with concentrations in General Physics, Materials Science and Computational Physics. The Department also offers a PhD Program in Engineering Physics through the Herff College of Engineering. For more information about the department, please visit http://www.memphis.edu/physics/index.php.