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Department of Physics, Arizona State University
The Department of Physics at the Arizona State University (https://physics.asu.edu/) invites
applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in experimental ultrafast optical and x-ray
physics with an anticipated start date of August 2019. While the appointment is primarily slated
at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, candidates for Full Professor will be considered.
ASU has recently invested in the development of a Compact X-ray Free-Electron Laser
(CXFEL) facility consisting of state-of-the-art laser, x-ray, and electron accelerator laboratories
in the Biodesign Institute. This facility will be at the heart of a major ultrafast science research
efforts spanning biochemistry, physics, and materials applications. We are seeking to grow a
vibrant group of interdisciplinary scientists and engineers that take advantage of the CXFEL
facility and contribute to its mission through complementary research efforts. We are
particularly interested in applicants who will develop cutting-edge methods meshing ultrafast
laser and x-ray techniques that can be applied to probe novel phenomena in molecules and
materials. We encourage applications from researchers who can complement and collaborate
with one or more existing groups in biophysics, biochemistry, quantum materials, electronic
structure, magnetic materials, new energy materials and low-dimensional materials, and partners
at national laboratories to pursue an independent research program.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally-funded research
program, contribute to development of novel optical, accelerator, and x-ray instruments, engage
students through research and effective teaching, participate in service to the university and the
profession, and build productive relationships with faculty across the ASU campus and beyond.
Applicants must have an earned doctorate or equivalent in physics, chemistry or a closely
related applied/engineering discipline by start of appointment; strong experience in ultrafast
science, demonstrated ability to establish an independent, externally-funded research program;
potential for leadership in their subfield; and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching.
Desired qualifications include: a strong record of research accomplishments; evidence of
successful postdoctoral experience; experience with high peak and average power lasers, a
research focus in ultrafast x-ray science; teaching experience, and capability to meet the needs
of diverse student populations.
To apply, please submit the following materials within a single PDF document to
http://physics.asu.edu/employment.php: (1) a cover letter that includes contact information
(including email addresses) for three references; (2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae that
includes a complete publication record; (3) an outline of future research plans (not to exceed four
pages); and (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (one page).
The initial deadline for review of complete applications is December 31, 2018; if not filled,
review of complete applications will continue every two weeks thereafter until the search is
closed. A background check is required for employment.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered
without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran
status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD
401) is located on the ASU website at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401html
The Department of Physics at the Arizona State University (https://physics.asu.edu/) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in any area of Experimental Biophysics with an anticipated start date of August 2019. Of interest are applicants developing or using novel optical tools to probe biological systems in-situ or in-vivo.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous externally-funded research program at ASU with significant national and international recognition; teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to participate in professional and university service.
The candidate will become part of one of the largest Biophysics groups within a Physics Department in the US. The world-class environment for research at the interface of Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Engineering includes the Center for Biological Physics (https://cbp.asu.edu/) as well as the Biodesign Institute (https://biodesign.asu.edu/), the new compact x-ray free electron laser facility, and state of the art atomic resolution cryo-electron microscopy. ASU is connected to outstanding clinical partners in the Phoenix area like Mayo Clinic (https://www.mayoclinic.org/), Barrow Neurological Institute (https://www.barrowneuro.org/) and Banner University Medical Center (https://www.bannerhealth.com/).
The Tempe campus of Arizona State University has approximately 60,000 students. It is located in the rapidly growing metropolitan Phoenix area, providing a wide variety of recreational and cultural opportunities.
To apply, please submit as a single PDF document: (1) a cover letter which includes the names and email addresses of three references, (2) a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, (3) a succinct (3-5 page) outline of future research plans, and (4) a 1-page statement of teaching philosophy and interests. PDF application materials should be submitted via the employment application portal found at https://physics.asu.edu/employment.php. Initial application deadline is December 2nd, 2018; if not filled, review of applications will continue weekly until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Further information on ASU’s policies can be found at