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Employment Opportunities in Physics

Faculty positions

The Department of Physics at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park campus) invites applications for faculty to start in Fall 2022. We are seeking to hire in quantum-related areas, including AMO and condensed matter physics, and in biological physics. We will also consider applicants in any of the department’s other areas of research, which include astro-particle physics, cosmology and gravitation, and particle physics. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and an outstanding research record. A successful candidate will be expected to build a world class research program, teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and perform university service and public outreach. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.  Applications will be considered as they arrive. Applications will be considered as they arrive. Those completed by November 15, 2021 will be assured of full consideration; later applications may also be considered.

Candidates for Assistant Professor should apply here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19500

Applications require a letter of application, a CV, a description of research plans, a teaching statement (1 page) and a diversity statement (1 page). Candidates should arrange for four letters of recommendation to be submitted to the application site.

Candidates for Associate or Full Professor should apply here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19509

Applications require a letter of application, a CV, a description of research plans, a teaching statement (1 page), a diversity statement (1 page), and a list of at least six references. Candidates are encouraged to arrange for reference letters to be submitted to the application site.

For general guidance on teaching and diversity statements, see for instance: https://edgeforscholars.org/writing-teaching-and-diversity-statements.

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: https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/PSU_Staff/job/University-Park-Campus/Tenure-Track-Faculty-Positions_REQ_0000019712-1. Application materials do not need to be uploaded to the Penn State site.

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