Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) (Theoretical Subatomic Physics)

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Depending on experience
November 16 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track assistant professor in the area of subatomic theory, starting August 2022. An appointment at the assistant professor level is expected; exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for an associate professor tenure-track position.  

Candidates are expected to have an established record in the areas of subatomic theory, nuclear astrophysics, and/or fundamental symmetries, and to build a competitive research program that complements the strengths of our existing programs. These programs include large-scale modeling of nuclear structure, reactions, and electroweak processes, as well as research in experimental nuclear physics, astrophysics, high energy and neutrino physics. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and mentor students at all levels.

LSU is the flagship University of the state of Louisiana with over 34,000 students. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is one of LSU’s premier research departments with 47 faculty members, 17 postdoctoral researchers, 100 graduate students, and 30 staff members ( It performs high impact research in quantum information science and technologies, nuclear and high-energy physics, astrophysics and astronomy, general relativity and gravitational wave physics, atomic physics, materials science and condensed matter physics, and medical physics.  Grants and contracts support totals in excess of $6 million per year. Major research facilities available to faculty include LSU’s Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (, NSF’s Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory ( located in Livingston Parish less than 30 minutes from LSU, and the Center for Computation and Technology (, an interdisciplinary research center with petascale supercomputing facilities.

Required Qualifications: (Both Levels) Ph.D. in physics, subatomic theory, nuclear astrophysics, or a closely related field. (Associate Level) Must have 3 years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications: (Both Levels) Established research record and leadership in subatomic theory, nuclear astrophysics, or a closely related field. Proven record with large-scale simulations of fundamental processes, quantum computing, and/or synergy with research at leading nuclear physics experimental facilities is desired. (Associate Level) Successful service as an assistant professor or associate professor; strong national reputation.

Applicants must submit a vita, a statement of research experience and interests, and a statement of teaching philosophy (attach ALL documents in a single pdf file under the Resume/CV section of your application). In addition, applicants must arrange for at least three professional references (to be uploaded independently to

Review of applications will begin January 10, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. For further information, please contact Kristina Launey, Search Committee Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy, 202 Nicholson Hall, Louisiana State University (

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer.