Assistant Professor

University of Maryland

Posting Details
Posting Details

Position Number: 128761
Title: Assistant Professor
Functional Title: Assistant Professor
Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: CMNS-Physics
Campus/College Information: Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
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Position Summary/Purpose of Position: Faculty Position in Experimental High Intensity Laser Physics

The University of Maryland Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Experimental High Intensity Laser Physics. The successful candidate would be expected to complement or enhance our internationally competitive interdisciplinary efforts in high intensity laser-matter interactions, including plasma and high energy density physics, advanced laser-driven particle accelerators and light sources, atomic physics, nonlinear optics, and structured light. Associated campus units with complementary research programs are the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP) and the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Some research overlap exists with the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI). The National Institutes of Health, the Naval Research Lab, the Army Research Lab, and the Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab are within short driving distance.
The University of Maryland’s physics department is nationally ranked. State-of-the-art facilities are available, including the Nanocenter fabrication lab and advanced imaging and microscopy lab. The preferred starting date for the position is August of 2024.
A more senior level position could be considered for exceptional candidates.
Benefits Summary
Minimum Qualifications: Education:
A Ph.D. in physics or related discipline.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good teaching skills, particularly in settings with diverse groups, is a high priority of the Department, and a potential for teaching excellence is necessary. 
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research, have good communication skills, and have the potential for leadership within the research community.
Preferences: The University of Maryland and the Department of Physics are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas. 
Additional Certifications:
Additional Information: UMD Physics Climate Committee:
Posting Date: 10/18/2023
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 01/15/2024
Physical Demands
Diversity Statement: The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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