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Tenure Track Position at Wayne State Univeristy


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Wayne State University seeks applications for a
tenure-track assistant/associate professor position in Experimental High Energy Nuclear physics,
with the appointment beginning August 2014. Candidates are expected to have a strong
background in high-energy nuclear physics, a good publication record, as well as demonstrated
expertise in the design and construction of detector components or their associated software.
The selected candidate will join the Wayne State High Energy Nuclear Physics Group on the
ALICE experiment at the LHC and participate in activities of the ALICE-USA collaboration.
The Wayne State ALICE group is comprised of three physics faculty, three postdoctoral research
associates as well as a number of graduate students. The group has particular interest in areas of
hadron correlations, photon-hadron correlations, and jet physics in pp, pA, and AA collisions.
Candidates are expected to share interests in these topics but other subfields of expertise are also
Candidates should have a PhD in Physics with a record of significant contributions to
experimental high-energy physics and/or relativistic heavy ion physics, and a commitment to
undergraduate and graduate education. Candidates should demonstrate the potential to develop a
nationally recognized, externally funded research program. The position will include a
competitive start-up package.
The Department presently consists of almost 30 faculty members with active research programs
in astrophysics, high-energy particle physics, relativistic heavy ion physics, condensed matter
and materials physics, biophysics, and atomic physics.
All applicants should send a curriculum vitae and a detailed statement of research interests
through the Academic Application on the WSU Online Hiring System at
(Posting #039741). More information about the application process, including on-line application
instructions and position number, is available on the Department website at
http:/ (please see under “Open Positions”). Applicants should also
arrange to have at least three signed letters of reference, addressing both research and teaching
potential, sent as PDF attachments by email to: Prof. Sergei Voloshin, Chair, Faculty Search
Committee, Department of Physics and Astronomy, 666 W. Hancock, Wayne State
University Detroit, MI 48201 [Email address:]. Review of
applications will begin November 15th, 2013. Wayne State University is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.