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Assistant Professor in Experimental Hard Condensed Matter Physics or Atomic-Molecular Physics

Recruitment Period

Open October 7th, 2019 through Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Description

Deadline: Position will remain opened until filled. For fullest consideration, complete application materials should be received by December 17th, 2019.

The Department of Physics in the School of Natural Sciences at the University of California, Merced (http://physics.ucmerced.edu) in collaboration with Berkeley Quantum (https://berkeleyquantum.org) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) invites applications for a faculty position to start as early as July 1, 2020 at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor. The position is targeted for Experimental Hard Condensed Matter or Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics with an intended focus on the fabrication and characterization of novel materials and structures with applications to quantum information, quantum communication, quantum sensing, quantum metrology, quantum neuromorphic architectures, and/or related areas. We are seeking outstanding candidates who will engage in cross-cutting, interdisciplinary research, and who will complement our existing Physics faculty in terms of research and diversity. The successful candidate is expected to participate actively in the development of innovative interdisciplinary programs and research, and teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. A joint appointment at UC Merced and LBNL is an intended option, contingent upon alignment of research interests.

Qualifications: Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, or related fields.

Applications must be submitted via this website, and must include 1) a cover letter stating area of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching; and 5) a contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion statement. Please see below for additional requirements.

Applicants for the Assistant Professor level should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be received no later than December 3rd, 2019.

*The contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion statement should describe your past experience, activities and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, in alignment with UC Merced’s mission to reflect the diversity of California and to meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the case, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement. For an example of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement, please visit http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html#Are-there-any-guidelines-for-wr and/or https://ofew.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/example_statements_contributions_to_diversity.pdf.

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (https://www.ucmerced.edu/fast-facts), UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (https://merced2020.ucmerced.edu/).

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction).

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

For additional information, please contact Prof. Michael Scheibner at mscheibner@ucmerced.edu.

Job location

Merced, CA

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required