The Department of Physics at Indiana University invites applications for a position in theoretical nuclear physics, subject to funding and approval for appointment beginning Fall 2014. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics or a related field at the time of appointment (August 1st, 2014).
Candidates will be evaluated for appointment at the tenure-track assistant professor level at a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Members of IU’s world-class efforts in nuclear theory are also active within the newly created Center for Exploration of Energy and Matter (CEEM) that provides enhanced support for research and promotes cross-disciplinary research.
The initial position will be a bridge appointment with Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) for a period of up to six years. During this period, the appointee will spend about half of his/her time at Indiana University and the other half at the Jefferson Lab.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a world-class research program in any of the forefront areas of theoretical nuclear physics, with particular emphasis on those that support, strengthen and promote collaboration on the Jefferson Lab 12 GeV physics program over the next decade. The areas of specialization include the fields of perturbative and non-perturbative QCD, hadron structure and spectroscopy, hadron reaction theory, electromagnetic and weak interactions and symmetries, effective field theory, and the application of lattice QCD to all aspects of strong interactions.
A commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level is essential.
Candidates should submit a letter of application, research statement, curriculum vitae including list of publications, description of teaching interest and a minimum of three letters of reference. Applications should be submitted through the application portal located at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/475. For questions please contact the Physics Department at 812-855-1247.
In addition a copy of the application package should be mailed to:
Dr. Michael Pennington, Associate Director for Theoretical & Computational Physics, Jefferson Laboratory, 12000 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA.
Applications received by January 15, 2014 will be given full consideration. Further information about the IU Physics Department can be found at: http://physics.indiana.edu
Indiana University is an Affirmative Action; Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to excellence through diversity and is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. The University actively encourages applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.