Physics: Applied, Physics: Atomic and Molecular, Physics: Computational
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Physics
Air Force Institute of Technology
Department of Engineering Physics
The Department of Engineering Physics at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) in Dayton, Ohio, is seeking applicants for a tenure track position in Applied Physics at the Assistant Professor level, with a focus on computational applied physics. The Department of Engineering Physics offers masters and doctoral degrees In Applied Physics, Optical Science and Engineering, Materials Science and Nuclear Engineering. Areas of research typically focus on problems of Air Force interest and include specialization in optics (lasers, remote sensing, photonics), atomic and molecular physics, plasma physics, optical materials, and atmospheric science.
Applicants are sought for the position of Assistant Professor of Physics, although qualified candidates will be considered at all academic ranks. Interested candidates must have a PhD in Physics or in a closely related field. Possible areas of specialization may include (but are not limited to):
Space physics, particularly regarding the near earth environment
Plasma physics including hypersonics, laser ablation, and high power microwave applications
Optics, including laser devices, hyperspectral imagery, adaptive optics, and nonlinear optics
Photonics and optical materials, including detectors, emitters, fibers, and crystals
Atomic and molecular physics, including reaction dynamics and spectroscopy
The successful applicant will teach foundational graduate courses in physics and establish funded research in support of our graduate degrees in applied physics, optics, and/or materials science.
Interested candidates must have a PhD in applied physics, or closely related field, excellent communication skills, and a strong commitment to teaching at the graduate level and establishing a world-class research effort. They must be able to establish sponsored research programs, mentor graduate students, and consult with Department of Defense agencies. Candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor should have a strong potential for both teaching and research. Candidates for higher academic rank should possess distinguished records in research. Applicants must be United States citizens and currently hold or be able to obtain a secret security clearance. Preference will be given to those applicants with substantive experience and scholarly contributions in computational applied physics.
We invite you to visit http://www.afit.edu/ENP/ for more details on our Department, our academic programs and our research specialties; for full details of this faculty position, click “Job Openings.” The Air Force Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To apply please email the following items as a single PDF attachment to Ms. Patricia McCarragher, AFIT Human Resources Liaison Office: AFITMSC.WORKFLOW@afit.edu.
1) A letter of application to include the job announcement number AFMC-10153239-000000-9X-JED and a statement of U.S. citizenship.
2) Your curriculum vitae (no photographs please).
3) Official transcripts for all degrees listed on your curriculum vitae.
4) A statement of your research plans (limit to one page) and a statement of your teaching philosophy at the graduate level (limit to one page).
5) A list of three professional references to include name, complete mailing address, email address, and phone number for each reference.
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Questions on the position opening or the department should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. David Weeks at email: email@example.com.
About Air Force Institute of Technology
The Air Force Institute of Technology, or AFIT, is the Air Force's graduate school of engineering and management as well as its institution for technical professional continuing education. A component of Air University and Air Education and Training Command, AFIT is committed to providing defense-focused graduate and professional continuing education and research to sustain the technological supremacy of America's air, space, and cyber forces.