Tempe, Arizona
October 11 2013
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type

Assistant Professor (Job#10569)

Faculty Position in XFEL Biophysics

Department of Physics

Arizona State University


The Department of Physics at Arizona State University (ASU) seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the application of X-ray lasers to biology and related theory, instrumentation, and technique or algorithm development to begin Fall 2014. The successful applicant will become part of an interdisciplinary team at ASU that aims to solve important biological questions using the expanding global network of free-electron X-ray laser facilities. 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; participate in professional and university service; and collaborate with the team of ASU faculty supported by a new BioFEL National Science Foundation-Science and Technology Center (STC) and work collaboratively in the STC—a consortium of six universities across the U.S. A complementary faculty search is also underway in the ASU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.


ASU is in the Phoenix metropolitan area in Tempe, Arizona and is one of the largest universities in the U.S. Recently ranked as one of the top 100 research universities in the world, its 40 physics faculty work mainly in Biophysics, Nano and Materials Science, and Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics. More information on ASU Physics faculty and their achievements can be found at ASU is also home to both the Beyond Center ( and the Origins Institute(


Minimum Qualifications:


·       Doctorate in field relevant to physics or biophysics


·       Demonstrated potential to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program.


·       A strong record of research accomplishments


·       A strong commitment to excellence in teaching.


Desired Qualifications:


·       Postdoctoral experience


·       A strong commitment to working in an interdisciplinary environment.


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 outline of future research plans, and (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and interests. PDF application materials should be submitted via the employment application portal found at The applicant should arrange for the three references identified in the cover letter to upload letters of recommendation to the employment portal listed above.


Applications will be reviewed beginning November 12, 2013 with review of applications continuing weekly until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


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