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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Experimental AMO Physics

    

The University of Virginia's Department of Physics in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Experimental Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, broadly defined. The anticipated appointment start date is July 25, 2018. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in physics or a related field by the start date of the appointment.

The successful candidate must have a record of research excellence, and is expected to: establish and maintain a high-quality, externally funded, experimental research program; be effective in classroom teaching and research mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and provide service to the Department, University and professional organizations.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017.
To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu, search on posting number 0621444) and electronically attach the following: a curriculum vitae, contact information for at least three references, and a cover letter which includes a proposed research plan and teaching statement. Candidates should have their references email letters directly to Phys-AMO-Exp-pos@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 and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

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Research Associate

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia seeks a postdoctoral Research Associate with hands on experience in Ultra High Vacuum (UHV) instrumentation, and expertise in (i) the characterization of novel materials using Angle Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy (ARPES) techniques or/and (ii) synthesis of thin films using Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) technique.

One of the main duties of this position will be to work independently for integrating a MBE setup to the existing ARPES equipment in the lab. The goal of this research project is to synthesize thin film samples, transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) in particular, and to conduct their insitu characterization using ARPES. In addition, this individual will work closely with undergraduate and graduate students of the group to train them in handling UHV instruments, participate in lab- and synchrotron-based ARPES experiments, analyze new as well as existing ARPES data, and actively participate in manuscript preparations. Candidates with expertise in both ARPES and MBE are preferred.

Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. degree in physics, materials science, or a closely related field prior to the appointment start date, and demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills. This is a one-year appointment, with the potential for the renewal by one additional year, 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, curriculum vitae and the contact information for three professional references; search on posting number 0621231.


Review of applications will begin on August 11, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled. The starting date is flexible but the position will be filled as soon as possible.

Questions regarding this particular position should be directed to
Dr. Utpal Chatterjee (email: uc5j@eservices.virginia.edu).

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to: Andy Cavanaugh: 434-924-3798 (email: 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/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Arts & Sciences Computer Engineer

The College of Arts & Sciences is currently accepting applications for computer engineer positions in both the Department of Psychology and the Department of Physics. The positions provide computing support for faculty, students and staff; purchase, install and manage computing resources (hardware, software, and data management) required to support clients in their administrative, research, and academic roles; assist clients in the use of computing resources and other information technology; and maintain and support the departmental computer labs, classrooms, and clinics. The positions also provide maintenance, troubleshooting and installation of microcomputer, network, and laboratory instrumentation support systems. The positions act as liaison with both school-level and University-level computer support.

The position in Physics is restricted and contingent on the continuation of funding per policy HRM-015 (https://uvapolicy.virginia.edu/policy/HRM-015). The position in Psychology is not restricted.  

At least 2 years of experience in IT and customer support is required.  Some experience in the following areas:
-providing desktop computing support
-managing and troubleshooting networked computing resources and access thereto
-experience with the full range of operating systems and applications commonly found within Arts & Sciences organizational units such as Mac, Windows and Linux operating systems, VPN and Microsoft Office applications  

It is preferred the candidate will have more than 5 years of experience in IT support with experience supporting researchers with complex computing needs.   Some experience with University purchasing procedures preferred.  

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 0621389.  This position will remain open until filled.

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

Andy Cavanaugh

434-924-3798

ac7zk@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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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 0620925.  This position will remain open until filled.

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

Andy Cavanaugh

434-924-3798

ac7zk@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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Experimental Research Associate in Medium-Energy Nuclear Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia invites applications for a post-doctoral Research Associate in experimental medium-energy nuclear physics, anticipated to begin July or August 2017. Candidates must have a PhD degree in physics by the appointment start date. This is a one-year appointment, with the potential for renewal for up to two additional one year appointments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

The candidate will work with Prof. Xiaochao Zheng, with a focus on the following Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLAB) topics (in no particular order): 1) Electromagnetic calorimeter (EMCal) R&D for the SoLID project, including prototype testing using both cosmic rays or test facilities (e.g. JLab, Beijing IHEP, Fermilab); 2) Full-scale simulation for the SoLID EMCal; 3) Data analysis focusing on completed JLab spin structure experiments (the group is currently involved in analysis of the Hall A small-angle GDH and Hall B EG4 experiments); and 4) Play a leading role in the upcoming 12 GeV Hall C A1n experiment. Based on the candidate's research background and profile, he/she may not be in charge of all tasks listed above, but should be able to carry out a majority of them. The candidate will work with undergraduate students on a regular basis, and will assist in guiding graduate students within the group. The candidate is also encouraged to work on independent analysis and/or experimental proposals that will lead to journal publications and further career advancement.

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 references; search on posting 0621000. Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Xiaochao Zheng (xz5y@virginia.edu).

Review of applications will begin June 10, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Xiaochao Zheng (xz5y@virginia.edu).

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA 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/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 2017 and/or Spring 2018 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 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 immediately.

To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@UVa (http://jobs.virginia.edu), and electronically attach the following: a current CV, cover letter, and complete contact information for three professional references. Search on posting 0620978.

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:
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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Research Associate in Theoretical High Energy Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia invites applications for a post-doctoral Research Associate in Theoretical High Energy Physics, anticipated to begin September 2017. The group's interests include (but are not restricted to) high-temperature field theory, string theory and applications of AdS/CFT. Candidates must have a PhD degree by the appointment start date.

This is a one-year appointment which may be renewed for an additional year, contingent on available funding and satisfactory performance.

In accordance to University of Virginia's regulations, in order to receive consideration, candidates must submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu); search on posting number 0620829.

In addition to submitting your candidate profile through UVA Jobs@, candidates must submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, a brief research statement, and contact information for three professional references through AcademicJobsOnline (https://academicjobsonline.org), as well as arranging to have three letters of recommendation posted there (preferred) or sent to one of the following committee members: Peter Arnold or Diana Vaman. Our address is Department of Physics, P.O. Box 400714, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4714. Review of applications will begin May 10, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to any of the committee listed below:
Peter Arnold (parnold@virginia.edu)
Diana Vaman (dvaman@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/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

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Research Associate in Experimental AMO Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a postdoctoral Research Associate in experimental AMO physics to explore and control coherent atomic and molecular dynamics driven and probed by intense, ultrashort laser and THz pulses.

The incumbent will work independently, and in collaboration with Bob Jones and other members of his research group, on a variety of projects including: intense laser ionization and fragmentation of molecules that have been transiently aligned/oriented by intense THz pulses; the use of nano- and micro-structures to enhance THz fields to manipulate electron dynamics in the presence of strong laser fields; and the use of attosecond electron wavepackets as time-resolved probes atomic and molecular potentials. Previous experience in strong-field/ultrafast AMO physics involving the use of intense femtosecond laser pulses to study atoms, molecules, and/or surfaces is preferred.

Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. degree in Physics (or a closely related field) prior to the appointment start date, and demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills. This is a one-year appointment, with the potential for renewal for up to two additional one year appointments, 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 references; search on posting 0619992.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled. The starting date is flexible but the position could be filled as early as February 2017.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Professor Bob Jones at bjones@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, 434-924-6565, 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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