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Lecturer of Physics , Assistant Professor

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Research Associate in Atomic, Molecular and Optics

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a postdoctoral research associate in experimental atomic, molecular, and optical physics to explore electron dynamics in molecules on femto- and atto-second time-scales.

Highly motivated candidates with interests in ultrafast molecular dynamics and experience with short-pulse and high-intensity lasers, including high harmonic and attosecond pulse generation, are especially encouraged to apply. The candidate's research will be conducted at the University of Virginia, with the potential for collaboration with experimental and theoretical research groups at the Ohio State University and Louisiana State University, respectively.

This position is supported by a multi-institutional collaborative grant from the Department of Energy. Candidates must have completed the requirements for a PhD in experimental atomic, molecular or optical physics (or a related field), prior to the appointment start date. Priority will be given to candidates with experimental expertise in the interactions of intense, ultra-short laser pulses with molecules. This is a one-year appointment; however, appointments may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0623888. Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2018; however, the position will remain open to applications until filled.

For questions about the position, please contact Bob Jones at bjones@virginia.edu.

For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom at rkh6j@virginia.edu.

The University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.  

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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 Spring 2019 semester. 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 and no relocation expenses will be provided. A terminal degree is expected but not required. Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching.

Applications will be considered beginning September 9, 2018.

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 0623939.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Dr. Xiaochao Zheng
434-243-4032
xz5y@virginia.edu

Questions regarding the online application process should be directed to:
Andy Cavanaugh
434-924-3798
ac7zk@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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Assistant Professor

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 including numerical relativity, gravitational waves and cosmology. 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, 2018; however, later applications may be considered until the position is filled.
The appointment begins with the fall term of 2019, with an anticipated start date of July 25,
2019. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in physics or a related field at the time of
application.


To apply, visit jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=85227. Complete a candidate
profile online; attach a cover letter of interest, a statement describing the proposed research
agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a publication list (as Other 1), and contact
information for three references. Have the reference letter writers email letters directly to
phys-astro-job@virginia.edu.


For questions about the application process, please contact Savanna Galambos at
skh7b@virginia.edu.


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


UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To
learn more about these services, please visit http://provost.virginia.edu/dual-career.
For more information about UVA and the surrounding area, please visit
http://uvacharge.virginia.edu/guide.html.


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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Research Associate in Experimental Particle Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to work in the area of experimental particle physics on the CMS experiment at the LHC. The CMS group (Cox, Hirosky, Neu) has a wide range of physics interests, including Higgs boson studies, SM measurements, and searches for SUSY and other exotic forms of matter. Our detector efforts have focused on the CMS electromagnetic (ECAL) and hadronic calorimetry and we are currently involved in upgrades for the High-Luminosity LHC era for ECAL and a dedicated precision timing detector.

The successful candidate would be stationed primarily at CERN and be expected to contribute to work in calorimeter operations, studies and upgrades. A portion of the appointment may also require residence
at the University of Virginia or Fermilab. Our postdoctoral research associates have opportunities to collaborate with UVa students, scientists, and faculty, and can also develop their own interests and projects.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in experimental particle physics by the appointment start date. Priority will be given to candidates based on excellence in LHC physics research, including data analysis and/or hardware experience.

This is initially a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed for additional one-year terms, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu); search on posting number 0623486. Electronically attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a brief statement of research interests. Please also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent via email to Hirosky@Virginia.Edu. Review of applications will begin July 10, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Prof. Bob Hirosky
Hirosky@Virginia.Edu

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to:
Andy Cavanaugh
ac7zk@virginia.edu
434-924-3798

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 the condensed matter 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, which 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 0622972.

Review of applications will begin two weeks from posting date and the position will remain open until filled. Starting date is flexible but planning to have this position filled by September 2018.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Professors Olivier Pfister at op6n@virginia.edu or Israel Klich at ik3j@virginia.edu.

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to: Andrew Cavanaugh, 434-924-3798, ac7zk@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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