Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Physics

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Work type: Tenure/Tenured Track Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Faculty (Academic/Research/Teaching)

Position Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Physics
Job Description:

The Department of Physics anticipates filling at least one tenure-track Assistant Professor position in theoretical condensed matter physics, to begin as soon as the Fall 2017 semester. Appointments at a more senior level will be considered for exceptional candidates.

We are looking for a talented and creative colleague who shares our overarching vision for pursuing excellence in both research and teaching. Our search is open to a wide variety of research directions across condensed matter physics. We are particularly interested in research expertise in novel quantum materials that bridge current departmental strengths in quantum correlations and materials physics. 


We seek candidates who will develop externally funded, internationally recognized research programs and who will collaborate well with colleagues both in and outside the department. Mines is committed to providing an outstanding educational experience and applicants must show promise for and interest in developing and teaching courses across the undergraduate and graduate programs. Mentorship of students at all levels and from underrepresented groups is an important aspect of the position.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have earned a doctoral degree in physics or a closely-related field, and have demonstrated potential for successful teaching, scholarship and service.  The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to undergraduate/graduate education, excellent communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively as a member of a teaching team. 
Preferred Qualifications:
Department Description:

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.

How to Apply: 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, etoberer@mines.edu.
Compensation: 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
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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