The Department of Physics, housed in the College of Applied Science and Engineering, offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Physics, with a large and thriving research program focusing on condensed matter and materials, computational, ultrafast optical and biological, and nuclear and astroparticle physics. The experimental and theoretical condensed matter efforts in particular are quite interdisciplinary, ranging from photovoltaics to thermoelectrics to entangled quantum many-body dynamics, and ultrafast light-matter interactions. A hallmark of our research is interdisciplinary collaboration across materials science, chemical and biological engineering, chemistry, applied mathematics, and computational science. The Mines Physics Department has a national reputation for educational innovation in its ABET-accredited undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics, which is one of the ten largest physics programs in the country.
Mines is a public university with enrollment of over 5000 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering and applied science. Located in the beautiful town of Golden, in the foothills of the Rockies with easy access to skiing and snowboarding, hiking, climbing, rafting, kayaking, parasailing, etc., we collaborate with the nearby National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, and the Aspen Center for Physics. Golden is located just 15 minutes west of the city of Denver, whose vibrant civic life is accessible by train, bus, and car, as is the nearby Denver International Airport. The dynamic science and technology community along Colorado's Front Range affords many collaborative opportunities, and Mines has strong connections with industry with excellent collaboration and funding opportunities for condensed matter physicists.
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||Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload the following: a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, a research statement and a description of teaching philosophy and methods. The research and teaching statements should describe both the intellectual merit and broader impacts of the plans. Examples of broader impacts might include opportunities to integrate education with research, to promote diversity, or opportunities for industrial and community outreach.
Evaluation of candidates will begin in January and continue until the position is filled. The desired start date is August 2017. For inquiries regarding the position, please contact the chair of the search committee: Prof. Eric Toberer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
||Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit: family.mines.edu