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Jobs at Penn State Physics

The Department of Physics at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park campus) anticipates making two or more faculty appointments in condensed matter physics, AMO physics or biological physics, to start in Fall 2020.  Candidates in any of the department’s other current areas of research, including astro-particle physics, cosmology and gravitation, and particle physics will also be considered. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and an outstanding research record. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates for assistant professor should apply here:

Applications require a letter of application, a CV, and a brief description of research plans. Candidates should arrange for four letters of recommendation to be submitted to the application site.

Candidates for associate or full professor should apply here:  

Applications require a letter of application, a CV, a brief description of research plans, and a list of at least six references. Candidates are encouraged to arrange for reference letters to be submitted to the application site.

In addition to the Academic Jobs Online application, Penn State requires all applicants to register and complete the application form at the Penn State employment website
Application materials do not need to be uploaded to the Penn State site.

Applications will be considered as they arrive. Those completed by November 15, 2019 will be assured of full consideration. Later applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.