Assistant Professor - Physics - University of Illinois Chicago

Submitted by alicesec on Thu, 11/17/2022 - 10:04

Hiring Department: Physics

Location:  Chicago, IL USA

Requisition ID: 1014020

Posting Close Date: 16 January 2023

About the University of Illinois Chicago

UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.


Position Summary
The Department of Physics is inviting applicants for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in experimental nuclear physics, particularly with experience in hot or cold QCD studies and preferably an interest in modern detector technologies. The successful candidate is expected to participate in the experimental nuclear physics program at a collider facility with a preference to starting and leading developments for the new Electron Ion Collider (EIC) project that is being established at Brookhaven National Laboratory and funded by the US Department of Energy. The department has a strong group of faculty working in theory and experiment in high energy nuclear physics that includes active involvement with the STAR experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. This experimental physics hire is part of an expansion of the nuclear physics group activities towards the EIC program. The final authorization of this position is subject to the availability of funding.

Duties & Responsibilities
Establish a highly visible and externally funded research program in experimental nuclear physics. This research program will include a robust, forefront, research program focused on PhD doctoral graduate students as well as on providing appropriate research opportunities for undergraduate students. The candidate is also expected to have a commitment to teaching physics at both undergraduate and graduate levels within a research-one university environment that is also very focused on serving historically underserved students in an inclusive and diverse environment. Advise students. Provide service to the university. 



Minimum Qualifications

PhD in physics and be able to teach physics at all levels. 

For full consideration, please submit an on-line application including CV, publications list, and a concise statement of research and teaching interests by January 16, 2023.  Applicants should be prepared to submit contact information for five references upon request.