Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities
Employment Opportunities

Assistant Professor of Physics - Quantum Materials and Technologies

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Apply online (https://employment.unl.edu) to Requisition #F_210154

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor in the field of Quantum Materials and Technologies (QMT). UNL is Nebraska’s flagship land-grant university. It falls into the R1 Carnegie classification of Doctoral Universities with highest research activity. As Nebraska’s capital, the city of Lincoln provides high-quality amenities and infrastructure at a relatively low cost of living. 

The vacant position complements a previous interdepartmental QMT cluster hire and manifests UNL’s aspiring efforts in the field of Quantum Science and Engineering, one of UNL’s eight institutionally-supported grand challenge themes. The QMT initiative builds upon expertise gathered within eighteen years of NSF support for UNL’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, and more than two decades of support of nanomaterials science through core facilities within the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience and the Nebraska Nanoscale Facility, one of sixteen NSF-funded sites establishing the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure. 

Minimum qualifications: The qualified candidate must have a PhD in physics or a related discipline, a strong track record of scholarly activity, and the potential for developing a high-impact, externally-funded research program. The candidate is expected to efficiently contribute to UNL’s collaborative research programs, notably the EPSCoR Center on Emergent Quantum Materials and Technologies. The candidate will demonstrate a strong interest in teaching physics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Preferred experience includes: An interest in developing an interdisciplinary curriculum which enables UNL’s students to obtain a certificate in quantum information science is appreciated. 

To "Apply for this Job" follow this link: https://employment.unl.edu/postings/75500. You will need to complete the application along with supplying the following documents
  • Curriculum Vitae, including list of publications
  • A statement of research (up to four pages) and teaching interests (up to two pages). Combine into one document and attach as "Other Document".
  • contact information for at least three references.

Assistant Professor of Practice in Physics & Astronomy

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Apply online (https://employment.unl.edu) to Requisition #F_220196

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites applicants for a full-time Assistant Professor of Practice position to begin in August 2023. We seek a dedicated instructor committed to excellence in education to teach Astronomy and Physics courses. This is a non-tenure line, multiyear renewable position, with the possibility of promotion to Associate and then Full Professor of Practice. The initial appointment is customarily for three years. More information on the details of a Professor of Practice position may be found at https://cas.unl.edu/professors-practice-guidelines. There are no assigned duties during the summer months, but there are opportunities for summer teaching for additional salary.

Responsibilities will include teaching multiple astronomy and physics courses at all levels in the curriculum, managing Teaching Assistants assigned to the courses, curriculum development, holding at least four office hours per week, and supporting various outreach activities within the department. In addition to teaching, a fraction of the appointment will be devoted to research and outreach (details subject to negotiation), which is expected to include undergraduate students.

The successful candidate will have, at a minimum, a Ph.D. in Astronomy or Physics with at least one year of teaching experience at the level of lecturer or above. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated teaching ability at all levels in the curriculum, including the successful utilization of evidence-based teaching methods. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

To "Apply for this Job" follow this link: https://employment.unl.edu/postings/82045. You will need to complete the application along with supplying the following documents
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of application
  • A statement regarding teaching practice and philosophy
  • A list of at least three references