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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123397
Title: Assistant Professor
Functional Title: Assistant Professor
Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: CMNS-Physics
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Faculty Position in Experimental Particle Physics

The University of Maryland Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in experimental particle physics. A more senior level position may be considered for exceptional candidates.

The Department has a broad research program in fundamental physics, including accelerator-based and non-accelerator particle and nuclear physics, particle astrophysics and gravitational wave physics. For this position, we seek candidates with interest in flavor physics to join our effort in the LHCb experiment at the CERN LHC collider. The successful candidate is expected to take a major role in our program on the upgrade of the LHCb detector as well as future developments of the experiment at the High Luminosity phase of LHC.

We expect that successful candidates will complement the existing experimental and theoretical strengths in the department. The preferred starting date for the position is August of 2018.

For best consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2017.

The University of Maryland and Department of Physics are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum requirements: A Ph.D. in physics or a physics-related discipline. Good teaching, particularly in settings with diverse groups, is a high priority of the Department, and a potential for teaching excellence is necessary. Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to conduct independent research, good communication skills and capacity for physics education, and potential for leadership within the research community.

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Additional Information:
Posting Date: 09/22/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 12/01/2017
Physical Demands

This position will include work at a physics particle accelerator site.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research (examples: research statement, research programs)
  4. Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
Optional Documents

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