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Faculty Positions

The Department of Physics at Kent State University - tenure-track position

The Department of Physics at Kent State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in theoretical high-energy nuclear physics at the rank of assistant professor. The position is a bridge position associated with the DOE-funded HEFTY Topical Theory Collaboration and hence the ideal candidate is expected to have expertise in heavy-quark physics. This may include, for example, heavy-quark effective field theories, heavy-quark phenomenology, quarkonium studies at zero or finite temperature, and/or lattice QCD with applications to heavy-quark physics. The successful candidate is expected to be a part of the Kent State Center for Nuclear Research (CNR), teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to initiate an independent and active externally funded research program. A PhD or equivalent in physics is required along with an established record of research in the targeted topical area.

Applicants should submit materials that include a cover letter, CV, a statement of both immediate-term and long-term research interests, an outline of teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement. Names and contact information for at least three professional references should also be provided. Review of applications will begin in January 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment is expected to begin in August 2024.

Kent State University is committed to the pursuit and cultivation of diversity and excellence in its student body, staff, and faculty. Kent State University is an R1 university and, therefore, among the top tier of research universities in the US. It is located in Kent, Ohio which is a friendly, safe, international college town nestled in the Cuyahoga River valley. Kent is less than 50 miles from Cleveland, 20 miles from Akron, and 10 miles from the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and offers an outstanding quality of life. Kent State University offers a comprehensive package of benefits.

Inquiries relating to this position may be emailed to nuclearsearch@kent.edu

For a complete description of this position and to apply online, visit our jobsite at https://jobs.kent.edu

Research Assistant Professor Job in Nuclear Theory at the UW, Seattle

The Nuclear Theory Group (NTG) at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time Research Assistant Professor in theoretical nuclear physics for an anticipated appointment beginning in 2024. This is a 12-month, full-time, non-tenure eligible limited term appointment for a duration of up to five years, depending on performance and funding. The salary range is between $6,667 and $7,083 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

Although the candidate will be primarily engaged in research activities, all University of Washington faculty may engage in teaching, research, and service.

Current group research interests include QCD, many-body theory, nuclear reactions at high and low energies, weak interactions and symmetries, effective field theory, lattice QCD, nuclear astrophysics, nuclear structure, EIC physics, quantum entanglement & computing related to nuclear physics applications and FRIB physics. https://phys.washington.edu/fields/nuclear-theory

Qualifications
Applicants should have a PhD (or foreign equivalent) in theoretical nuclear physics, broadly defined, post-doctoral experience of at least 12 months, a documented record of research achievements, and an established strong record of publications.

Application Instructions
Applications should be made at https://apply.interfolio.com/134954 and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a statement describing the applicants experience and commitment to diversity, and three letters of reference. Priority will be given to applications received before January 18, 2024. The search will continue until the position is filled. If interested please apply, the NTG and the Institute for Nuclear Theory (INT) are distinct entities so a previous application to a similar position at the INT is not sufficient. Any questions may be directed to Professor Aurel Bulgac at bulgac@uw.edu.

Multiple tenured and tenure-track faculty positions (FSU)

Florida State University (FSU) is embarking on an ambitious faculty hiring initiative in Quantum Science and Engineering (QSE), recognizing the potential of QSE to revolutionize such sectors as computation, material science, cryptography, and artificial intelligence. The College of Arts and Sciences at FSU and the joint College of Engineering at Florida A&M University (FAMU) and FSU are inviting applications for multiple, open-rank, tenure-track or tenured positions in QSE. Successful applicants will be appointed to a mutually agreed upon department, with joint appointments between departments and colleges being possible. More details on the hiring process can be found at https://quantum.fsu.edu/people/job-openings.

Research assistant professor at Texas A&M University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences, of Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, research track position at the rank of research assistant professor. The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment at the Texas A&M Cyclotron Institute and be expected to contribute to this thriving research environment. This position will have a nine-month academic appointment (September 1 - May 31) beginning as early as August 1, 2024, and have a duration of up to five (5) years; the addition of summer months employment is at the discretion of the research assistant professor and director of the Cyclotron Institute. This position is not tenure-accruing.

The successful candidate will assume full research responsibilities in nuclear theory, with all areas of nuclear theory considered, though the primary focus of the present search will be low-energy theoretical nuclear physics and nuclear astrophysics, and contribute to the educational and/or service mission of our department. Efforts may include supervision of graduate assistants.

Information on the Department of Physics and Astronomy is available at http://physics.tamu.edu, and information on the Cyclotron Institute is located at https://cyclotron.tamu.edu. Texas A&M University is located in College Station, Texas, adjacent to Bryan, Texas, around 90 minutes from the Houston and Austin metropolitan areas. Bryan/College Station is a vibrant, dynamic community that offers cultural diversity, arts and entertainment, job opportunities, and affordable quality of life.

Each applicant must have an earned PhD or equivalent advanced degree in physics or a related field and have a strong, demonstrated record of original research.

All applications must be submitted through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/124676. Application review will begin on December 1, 2023, and continue until the position has been filled.

Positions include competitive benefits through Texas A&M University; see https://employees.tamu.edu/benefits for details.

Each applicant should submit
· a cover letter,
· a curriculum vita including full publication list, and
· a personal statement to include a description of future research plans (maximum three pages)
and arrange three (3) confidential letters of reference to be uploaded to Interfolio by the letter writers.

Questions may be addressed to facultysearch@physics.tamu.edu.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Assistant professor in theoretical nuclear science at the FRIB at MSU

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking outstanding candidates for a junior faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in theoretical nuclear science establishing a program in reaction theory for energetic central reactions. Examples of program components include, but are not limited to: modeling reaction dynamics with the goal of constraining bulk nuclear properties and making connections to multi-messenger astronomy studies, use of AI to optimize observables for inferences and advancing quantum foundations of transport theory for central reactions.

While the position is targeted at the rank of assistant professor at MSU within the FRIB Faculty Position System with a joint appointment in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, applications from exceptional candidates with more experience will also be considered.

This is a particularly exciting time to join FRIB, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science user facility that affords world-class research opportunities in low-energy nuclear science since user operation commenced in May 2022.

Leveraging FRIB, MSU’s nuclear physics graduate program is a top-ranked program nationally, according to U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of graduate programs. The FRIB faculty is comprised of more than 40 full-time faculty members and is the home of a similar number of postdoctoral researchers, and 150 graduate and 200 undergraduate students.

Review of applications starts: 10/31/2023

Please find the detailed requirements for application at the following link:
https://careers.pageuppeople.com/782/cw/en-us/job/516103/assistant-professorfribnscl-faculty


Staff Positions

Announcement staff position at CNRS

We would like to bring to your attention that the National Center for Scientific Research in France (CNRS) will open a permanent position ("Chargé de Recherche" 01/02) in low-energy nuclear theory to work on "Theoretical models for atomic nuclei as many-body systems and developments on the nuclear interaction, for the study of nuclear structure and reactions" within the theory division of IJCLab in Orsay, https://gestionoffres.dsi.cnrs.fr/fo/offres/detail-en.php?&offre_id=2

For detailed application information, schedule, and guidelines, please visit< https://carrieres.cnrs.fr/en/concours-externes-des-chercheurs-h-f/ and the candidate’s guide https://www.cnrs.fr/sites/default/files/download-file/Guide%20concours%20chercheurs%202024_EN_V1.pdf

Information about the IJCLab nuclear theory team can be found at https://theorie.ijclab.in2p3.fr/en/research-topics/nuclear-physics/


Postdoc and Fellow Positions

Postdoc position to work on the role of nuclear structure on WIMP direct detection at ANU

The Research School of Physics at The Australian National University is looking for candidates to a postdoc position to work on the role of nuclear structure on WIMP direct detection.

This is a key role for a Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Fellow to contribute to research and education agendas of the Research School of Physics. The Postdoctoral Fellow/ Research Fellow is expected to work on an ARC Centre of Excellence grant, in particular on a project to leverage Australian capacity in nuclear and particle physics theory to produce a predictive model of direct detection of WIMPs. It will provide new theoretical guidance to experimental programs of the Centre. Close collaborations between theorists and experimentalists are highly encouraged.

For additional information or to apply for this position visit https://jobs.anu.edu.au/jobs/postdoctoral-fellow-research-fellow-canberra-act-act-australia-445286c7-5a46-4102-a427-b04b7ebaa438

ECT*/TIFPA postdoc position in nuclear/hadronic theory

ECT*/TIFPA postdoc position in nuclear/hadronic theory, information about the position can find at https://www.ectstar.eu/about-us/jobs/.

Postdoctoral position in theoretical nuclear physics - Toulouse, France

Announcing a postdoctoral position in theoretical nuclear physics at Toulouse, France. The project will involve studying fission using state-of-the-art time-dependent microscopic models. Several projects can be explored to develop innovative approaches to 1) better understand these reactions 2) optimize fission models to perform global approaches capable of describing fission across the entire nuclear chart 3) new approaches based on machine learning techniques. Applications will focus on the area of the nuclear chart reached by new fission experimental data and in the super-heavy region of astrophysical interest.

For additional information or to apply for this position visit https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR5033-GUISCA-001/Default.aspx

Two post-doc opportunities for nuclear theoreticians at IJCLab Orsay and IP2I Lyon - France

We would like to draw your attention to the following announcement for two post-doctoral positions in nuclear theory and nuclear astrophysics:

- IJCLab has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to pursue research on relativistic Lagrangians, energy density functionnals approaches applied to finite nuclei, spherical and deformed systems.

- IP2I Lyon has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to pursue research on relativistic Lagrangians, dense matter equation of state and phase transitions, and neutron star phenomenology

The two positions are related to a synergetic project in the field of theoretical nuclear and astronuclear physics. IJCLab and IP2I have long records in the development of relativistic approaches for nuclear systems. We are now investigating together relativistic approaches for the description of finite nuclei and neutron stars in view of the recent advances of effective methods derived from QCD. The project is to develop new relativistic Hartree-Fock approaches for the description of finite nuclei and dense matter equation of state and we are looking for complementary expertises for the two positions. In addition, short term visits at IRL NPA, East Lansing, USA are also possible.

The candidates will be selected according to their expertise in the field related to the project, and their knowledge in numerical methods and computer languages, such as python, C or Fortran95 will also be appreciated.

The deadline is 21/01/2024 for a position which could start, at earliest, on 01/04/2024.

In complement to the official application, we kindly ask the candidates to send their application file to Prof. Guy Chanfray g.chanfray@ipnl.in2p3.fr.

An interview will be organized virtually for the short list of candidates.

More information about the project could be find at the following address: https://perso.ip2i.in2p3.fr/margueron/site/site/project-relanse.html

Official application:
To apply to the position at IJCLab Orsay, please visit: https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR9012-AMAMOL-016/Default.aspx?lang=FR
To apply to the position at IP2I Lyon, please visit: https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR5822-FLOJAC-071/Default.aspx?lang=FR

On INSPIRE: https://inspirehep.net/jobs/2738397

Postdoctoral positions at University of Tsukuba

Division of Nuclear Physics, Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba has two opening postdoctoral researcher positions.

For the details of the positions please see the following websites.
https://www.ccs.tsukuba.ac.jp/recruit-20240118e/
https://www.ccs.tsukuba.ac.jp/recruit-20240121e/

For any inquiries about the positions please contact Takashi Nakatsukasa (nakatsukasa@nucl.ph.tsukuba.ac.jp)

Postdoc positions in the field of nuclear astrophysics at LANL

Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking applicants for open postdoc positions in the field of nuclear astrophysics (job ad IRC126435). Positions have an anticipated start date in 2024.

Applications can be submitted through the lanl.jobs website which provides more details: https://lanl.jobs/search/jobdetails/nuclear-astrophysics-postdoctoral-researcher/e9bdcd97-5ddf-463a-b6cb-5c8a4cb2c013.

Postdoctoral position at The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility and the ORNL Physics Division

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility and the ORNL Physics Division invites applications for a postdoctoral appointment in computational astrophysics for the coming academic year. The successful applicant will work as part of the multi-institutional Flash-X code development team, focusing on state-of-the-art simulations for core-collapse supernovae. Details on the position and links to apply are available at

https://jobs.ornl.gov/job/Oak-Ridge-Postdoctoral-Research-Associate-Computational-Astrophysics-TN-37830/1099328800/

Postdoctoral Fellowships (FSU)

Florida State University seeks multiple postdoctoral fellows to join the FSU Quantum Initiative. Applicants with research interests in all areas of Quantum Science and Engineering, ranging from quantum algorithms to quantum materials and devices, are invited to apply. Successful applicants will be hosted by FSU Quantum faculty members. Applicants interested in this opportunity are encouraged to contact prospective faculty advisors (sponsors) to discuss potential research plans. Applicants should have earned a Ph.D. within the last five years (but exceptions can be made on an individual basis) and must have demonstrated a strong record of academic and research accomplishments. More details can be found at https://quantum.fsu.edu/people/job-openings.

Postdoctoral position at The Nuclear Theory/Nuclear Astrophysics group at UC Berkeley

The Nuclear Theory/Nuclear Astrophysics group at UC Berkeley expects to make one or more postdoctoral appointments for the coming academic year. Applications from all areas are welcome. The group’s research emphases include fundamental symmetries, nuclear astrophysics, and lattice QCD. To apply and for more details, see: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25804

The NSF Physics Frontier Center N3AS, a collaboration of thirteen institutions focused on multi-messenger astrophysics and fundamental symmetries, expects to make three postdoctoral appointments for the coming academic year. To apply and for more details see: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25784