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Lecturer of Physics

faculty Position(s) available:
Assistant Professor of Physics

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Assistant Professor of Physics

The University of Virginia Department of Physics invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek a theoretical physicist with a strong record of research in the area of general relativity, gravitational waves, cosmology, and/or the nature of dark matter/dark energy. In addition to their primary role in the Physics department, it is highly desirable that the successful candidate can engage with the Department of Astronomy and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, whose headquarters are located on the grounds of the University of Virginia. We seek candidates who are dedicated to our educational mission and are passionate about teaching at a world-class, international university.

Upon joining the faculty at the University of Virginia, the new faculty member will be expected to establish a vibrant and successful research program in physics; obtain external funding; teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; provide service to the University, Department, and professional organizations; and mentor doctoral students.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016; however, the position will remain open until filled. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2017, with an anticipated start date of July 25, 2017. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in physics or a related field at the time of application.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0619296 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and contact information for three references. Please have the reference letter writers email letters directly to phys-astro-job@virginia.edu.

Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to:

Tammie Shifflett
434-924-6565
tms4t@virginia.edu

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia assists UVA faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more about these services, please see http://provost.virginia.edu/dual-career.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

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Lecturer of Physics

The University of Virginia Department of Physics seeks applications to fill non-tenure track Instructional position(s) during the Fall 2016 and/or Spring 2017 semesters. This position is initially a one semester appointment to teach one or more Physics courses at the undergraduate level, with the possibility of renewal (depending on performance and the instructional needs of the department). Subject areas of particular need include, but are not limited to, introductory physics for undergraduates (majors, non-majors, engineering, and/or pre-med students). Compensation will take the form of wages with no benefits. A terminal degree is expected but not required. Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching. Applications will be considered immediately.

To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), and electronically attach the following: a current CV, cover letter, and complete contact information for three professional references. Search on posting 0618861.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Dr. Peter Arnold
434-924-6813
parnold@virginia.edu

Questions regarding the online application process should be directed to:
Tammie Shifflett
434-924-6565
tms4t@virginia.edu

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

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Research Associate in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to do theoretical work in condensed matter physics and materials science.

The successful candidate will work on theoretical modeling and numerical simulations of strongly correlated electron systems. Demonstrated experience with numerical computations is a plus; however, all candidates with superior proficiency in condensed matter theory will be considered. The completion of a Ph.D. degree in Physics or closely related field by appointment start date is required. Candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills. This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed for one additional one-year term, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), and electronically attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and the contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters; search on posting 0618369.

Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2016 and the position will remain open until filled. Starting date is flexible but planning to have this position filled in early August 2016.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Professor Gia-Wei Chern at gchern@virginia.edu.

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to: Tammie Shifflett, 434-924-6565  tms4t@virginia.edu.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

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Research Associate in Quantum Computing and Quantum Information

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to do theoretical work in quantum computing and quantum information, in particular on the exploration of quantum simulation using continuous-variable quantum optical systems.

The successful candidate will work on continuous- and discrete-variable quantum information at the interface with condensed matter theory in direct collaboration between the experimental quantum optics group of Olivier Pfister and theory group of Israel Klich. Demonstrated experience with continuous-variable quantum information is a plus; however, all candidates with superior proficiency in quantum information, AMO physics and/or condensed matter theory will be considered. The completion of a Ph.D. degree in Physics or closely related field by appointment start date is required. Candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills. This is a one-year appointment, however, the appointment may be renewed for one additional one-year term, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), and electronically attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and the contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters; search on posting 0618047.

Review of applications will begin on February 4, 2016 and the position will remain open until filled. Starting date is flexible but planning to have this position filled in early March 2016.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Professors Olivier Pfister at opfister@virginia.edu or Israel Klich at klich@virginia.edu.

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to: Tammie Shifflett, 434-924-6565434-924-6565, tms4t@virginia.edu.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

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Research Associate in Experimental Condensed Matter

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to utilize neutron and X-ray scattering techniques to explore structures and dynamics of strongly correlated electron systems.

Highly motivated candidates with strong interest in materials physics and experience with diffraction, elastic and inelastic scattering and sample growth, are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate's research will be conducted at the University of Virginia, Department of Physics, with the scattering work carried out at national and international facilities.

This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal for one or two additional years if mutually agreeable, contingent upon available funding. The successful candidate must have completed the requirements for a PhD in experimental condensed matter prior to the appointment start date of March 2015. Priority will be given to candidates with experimental expertise in scattering, data analysis and sample growth.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), and electronically attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and the contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters. Search on posting number 0615687.

Review of applications will begin on February 9, 2015; however, the position will remain open until filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to:

Professor Despina Louca
dl4f@virginia.edu

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to:

Tammie Shifflett
434-924-6565
tms4t@virginia.edu

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

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