The Department of Physics & Astronomy at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) seeks an innovative researcher in the field of biophysics, broadly including biophotonics, biomaterials, and closely-related areas of material science, to be the next Pei-Ling Chan Chair of Physics. The department seeks to broaden its research portfolio beyond our traditional strengths in astrophysics, optics and photonics, and nonlinear materials. The Chan Chair would anchor this effort and play a key role in determining the future direction of departmental and college research in this field, with the opportunity to provide leadership in developing a biophysics/biophotonics curriculum within the department and college to attract exceptional students to the University.
The successful candidate will be a prominent scholar and researcher with a history of research in biophysics, biophotonics, bio-optics, biochemistry, or related fields. Contributing effectively to the Department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching programs is expected, as is actively supervising physics graduate students for the Ph.D. degree. An experimental/theoretical specialization within the biophysics field is not identified, and could include soft matter, membranes, neurophysics, genetic and cellular networks, biological and biologically-inspired materials, cell dynamics, sensors and spectroscopy of single molecules, the manipulation of molecules in living cells, nano-structural and the nano-mechanical properties of biological surfaces, and investigation of biological processes using spectroscopy and multidimensional fluorescence imaging techniques, nanoparticles, and plasmonics.
This endowed position offers an exciting opportunity for joint research, educational projects, and collaborations within UAH (such as with the biophysics Chan Chair in the Department of Biological Sciences) as well as with non-profit, government, and industrial partners located in Huntsville and the region.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and have credentials in research and teaching for appointment with tenure as a senior Associate Professor or Professor. They will have a record of, and be currently successful in, securing external funding and in supporting and graduating Ph.D. students. Applicants should submit a single PDF document containing a
CV (with contact information),
Description of their research and teaching experience,
Contact information for three references, and
Brief plan for initiating and growing a notable biophysics presence at UAH
For more information, contact Dr. James Miller, Professor & Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of complete applications will begin on January 3, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. UAH is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Institution. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is one of three campuses in the University of Alabama System. Established in 1950, UAH has a current enrollment of 6,500 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students in 84 degree programs. Research expenditures total $65M in 9 colleges and 15 research centers.
Huntsville, nestled in the Tennessee Valley, is a vibrant southern metropolis that is h...ome to a robust economy and a high standard of living. Among the city’s largest employers are Redstone Arsenal; NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology; and Cummings Research Park (CRP), the nation’s second largest research park. More than 285 high-tech and research companies and 25,000 employees are located in CRP, with UAH as the park’s anchor tenant. The city’s 400,000+ residents are also some of the country’s most educated with one of the highest per-capita incomes.