Assistant Professor - Physics/Astrophysics Theory

2 days ago: Iowa State University

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Working Title
Assistant Professor - Physics/Astrophysics Theory
Advertised Employing Department
Physics and Astronomy
Appointment Type
Faculty - Tenure-Eligible
Base of Employment
B - Faculty (9 Months)
Full or Part Time
Pay Frequency
Proposed Start Date
Proposed End Date or Length of Term
Number of Months Employed Per Year
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
The Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University seeks one or more candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in astrophysics, condensed matter, or nuclear theory at the rank of assistant professor.
We are seeking candidates at the forefront of their respective fields who can envision fruitful connections and collaborations with theoretical efforts in other fields. In addition, we seek a balanced theoretical effort that focuses on the frontiers shared by multiple sub-disciplines with a goal to enhance the research efforts individually within the astrophysics, condensed matter and nuclear theory groups, while fostering synergies and promoting collaborations between different research areas. The synergies envisioned could include shared challenges in analytical, computational or big data methods, and broad-based physical simulation techniques. It could also include shared theoretical frameworks such as, but not limited to, fundamental symmetries, phase transitions, topology, hydrodynamic theory, strongly interacting systems, nucleosynthesis, entanglement, or emergent phenomena.
In addition to an active research program, the successful candidate will be responsible for teaching physics/astronomy courses, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and is expected to participate in the academic life of the department.
Required Education and Experience
- Ph.D in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field.
Preferred Education and Experience
- Experience in a postdoctoral position.
- Potential for excellence in research that includes synergies with related fields.
- Demonstrated enthusiasm for teaching undergraduate and graduate students.
Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Department/Program & College Description
Further information about the physical sciences at ISU may be found at and
About Iowa State University and the Ames Community
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.
Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.
Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCEinstitution.
All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.
Department Contact Name
Gloria Oberender
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Additional Information
PhD must be conferred by the start date of the appointment.
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