Assistant Professor - Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

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

Position Title: Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty - Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
Job Description:

The Department of Physics anticipates filling at least one tenure-track Assistant Professor position in experimental condensed matter physics, to begin as soon as the Fall 2018 semester. Appointments at a more senior level will be considered for exceptional candidates. We are looking for talented and creative colleagues who share 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 that bridges 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 demonstrated potential for successful teaching, scholarship and service. The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal and communications skills.
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. 

How to Apply:

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a curriculum vitae, cover letter, research statement, statement of teaching philosophy and methods and a 1-page statement on contributions to diversity and inclusion (required). Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin by January 1, 2018, and will continue until a sufficient applicant pool has been identified. 

Your research statement should describe how your research relates to and complements research activities and expertise at Mines, its expected impact, its relevance to broader grand challenge themes (e.g. energy, health, sustainability, etc.) and current or future connections to industry and opportunities for entrepreneurship. Please be sure to describe any transdisciplinary aspects or your research.  For more information visit

Mines is committed to access, inclusion and diversity.  The diversity and inclusion statement should describe your past experience and proposed activities to advance access, inclusion and diversity at Mines.

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:
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