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Theoretical Condensed Matter - Open Rank

The University of Virginia Physics Department invites applicants for a faculty position in condensed-matter theory, broadly defined. The search is open rank at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor level. Appointment rank will be determined on the basis of qualifications in alignment with the school's promotion and tenure policy. We welcome applications from theorists with a strong and independent research record in traditional condensed-matter physics and/or areas with overlap with atomic physics, quantum information, field theory and mathematics.

Candidates will be expected to establish and maintain a leading research program as well as teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in physics or related field at the time of application. The anticipated appointment start date is July 25, 2017.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0619293 and electronically attach the following: a curriculum vitae , contact information for at least three references, and a cover letter describing the proposed research agenda. Please have the references email letters directly to phys-cm-theo-pos@Virginia.EDU.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016; however, the position will remain open until filled.

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

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Laboratory Instrument Maker-Machinist

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a Laboratory Instrument Maker-Machinist to support the research and educational mission of the department and school. The incumbent will work with undergraduate and graduate students, research professionals, and faculty to fabricate, construct, and/or design instruments for research and instruction. Duties include advanced machining, welding/soldering/brazing, preventative maintenance on shop equipment, and teaching student shop courses as needed. The incumbent must possess excellent communication skills, attention to detail, superior customer service in working with undergraduate and graduate students, research professionals, and faculty to fabricate, construct, and/or design instruments for research and instruction, possess problem solving skills and the ability to multitask in a high-paced academic environment.  Incumbent must have the ability to work both independently and as a strong team player, demonstrated mastery of machine tool practices and safety, ability to work from sketches/blueprints and verbal instruction; and understand the fundamentals of industrial design, and demonstrated ability to operate machines and tools such as Computer Numerical Control (CNC) mills and lathes to close tolerance is required.   A high school diploma or equivalent and at least seven years or more of experience in similar shop (e.g. “model shop” or similar position in academia or industry) are required.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required. Machinist Certificate is strongly preferred.  Working knowledge of Computer Solid Works Design, Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM), AutoCAD Drawing interchange (DXF) and Parasolid form are highly preferred.  Experience converting files to AutoCAD Drawing Interchange Format (DXF) and Parasolid form to use on CNC controls is strongly preferred.

This position is restricted per policy HRM-015 (http://uvapolicy.virginia.edu/policy/HRM-015) and is contingent upon the continuation of funding.  

To apply, please complete an online staff application through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu), and electronically attach a resume, a cover letter and contact information for three professional references.  Search on posting 0619678.  This position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position or the on-line application process should be directed to:

Tammie Shifflett

434- 924-6565

tms4t@virginia.edu

The University will perform background checks on all new University Staff 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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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 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, 434-924-6565, 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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