Assistant Professor, Experimental Condensed Matter Physics/Materials Science (Tenure-Track)

George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia
November 12 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Assistant Professor, Experimental Condensed Matter Physics/Materials Science (Tenure-Track)

The George Mason University, Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Science invites applicants for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in experimental condensed matter physics or materials science beginning in August 2019. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The selected candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in Physics and/or other disciplines within the Department's curriculum, as well as perform standard departmental service activities and mentor students. The selected candidate will also be expected to establish an independent, externally-funded experimental research program that includes both graduate and undergraduate researchers, collaborative relationships with Departmental faculty, and other groups within and outside of the University. To that end, the selected finalist will be encouraged to leverage their research through collaborations with experimental facilities at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), and other government and industrial laboratories conveniently located in the geographical proximity of George Mason University.

Required Qualifications:
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in physics, materials science or a closely-related field as of the first day of the appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Postdoctoral research experience is strongly preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in physical properties of hard materials, including structural and functional materials. However, all outstanding candidates will also be considered.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F350Az at; complete and submit the online application; and (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of research interests and plans (no longer than three pages), (4) teaching philosophy (no longer than two pages), and (5) names and contact information of at least three references.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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