Physics: Atomic and Molecular, Physics: Optics and Laser, Physics: Quantum
The Department of Physics at Old Dominion University (ODU) invites applications for an outstanding experimentalist in atomic, molecular and optical (AMO) physics (broadly-defined to include emerging overlap with condensed matter physics) and related areas such as quantum information science / quantum computing. All areas within AMO science will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates whose research emphasizes quantum science and technologies or overlaps with elements of low temperature experimental condensed matter physics. The tenure-track appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of Fall 2021.
The ODU Department of Physics (https://www.odu.edu/physics) currently has thirty regular and special appointment faculty, close to 60 PhD graduate students and more than 80 undergraduate majors. Research specializations within the department include nuclear and particle physics, atomic and few-body physics, accelerator physics, materials science and condensed matter physics. This appointment will provide many opportunities for collaboration with the experimental and theoretical groups within the Department of Physics, other departments on campus and at the nearby Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (www.jlab.org).
Old Dominion University is a dynamic metropolitan, residential, research-extensive public institution with both a diverse faculty and student body. ODU has an enrollment of 24,000+ students, including approximately 6,000 graduate students, and a full time equivalent faculty of over 900 of which 40% are women (https://www.odu.edu/about/facts-and-figures). The University's primary campus is located in Norfolk, VA, one of seven cities that make up the historic Hampton Roads region of Virginia. Programs are also offered at three Higher Education Centers in the region and through online distance education.
ODU and the College of Sciences are committed to inclusive excellence, recognizing that diversity enhances and enriches our educational mission, employment experience, and community engagement. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service experiences have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Applicants should submit an application online at https://jobs.odu.edu/. A complete application will consist of a cover letter describing the individual's qualifications for the position; a curriculum vitae; a vision statement addressing research; a vision statement addressing teaching; a diversity statement, an unofficial graduate transcript (s) and the names and contact information for three references. The system will solicit and receive reference letters from the individuals listed. Applications received by January 4, 2021 will receive full consideration.
Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Minorities and women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The candidate must have a PhD or equivalent in physics or a closely related field. Postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will initiate and maintain a strong, externally-funded, experimental research program and should demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. At the same time, the candidate will promote department inclusivity and contribute to efforts geared toward increasing participation among members of under-represented groups in science.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. ODU offers an excellent faculty benefits package.
Internal Number: F0137A
About Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution enrolling 24,000 students, including over 6,500 graduate students. The University is located in Norfolk, one of the cities making up the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, a major seaport and recreation area with a population in excess of 1.5 million people. Programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region and at distant learning sites across Virginia, the nation and the world. Norfolk Naval Base, the largest naval base in the world, is three miles from the campus. Federal space, aeronautics, oceanography, and nuclear physics research facilities are nearby. In addition, strong collaboration occurs with Eastern Virginia Medical School and Jefferson Lab.
The College of Sciences offers degrees in the areas of Biological Sciences; Chemistry and Biochemistry; Computer Science; Mathematics and Statistics; Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Physics; and Psychology. The College offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including doctoral programs in eight areas.
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