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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

For a complete description of this position and to apply online, visit our jobsite at

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.

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 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

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

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, and information on the Cyclotron Institute is located at 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 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 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

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:

Staff Positions

Physics Research Division Director, Office of Nuclear Physics

Director, Physics Research Division, Office of Nuclear Physics, U.S. Department of Energy
The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science - Headquarters is looking for a dynamic, innovative, seasoned executive to lead the Physics Research Division in the Office of Nuclear Physics.

As the Director, Physics Research Division you will:

  • Provide leadership, direction, and management for a team of ten direct reports in their efforts to plan, qualify, implement, and steward multiple major international research campaigns, establishing vision, strategic plans, goals, and objectives for the research activities as well as oversight to ensure quality execution by researchers at universities, national and federal laboratories, and industrial laboratories.
  • Represent the DOE Office of Nuclear Physics and its research program in strategic planning discussions, discussions, negotiating collaborative Memoranda of Understanding with Laboratory Directors, high level DOE management, SC Management and Foreign Funding Agency Representatives.
  • Plan, develop, and implement vital, productive, forefront research programs conducted at DOE laboratories, universities, and other public and private institutions.
  • With available funding, assure adequate financing for the activities within the Division, set priorities for activities, and apportion funding among them. Manage the budget of the Division in accordance with prescribed practices set forth by DOE and the Office of Science.
  • Implement rigorous merit evaluation using independent peer review for all new and ongoing activities supported by the Division in accordance with the requirements of 10 CFR 605 for the grant program and published NP guidelines for the DOE laboratory programs and facilities.
  • Provide advice and assistance to the Associate Director in the formulation and management of new programs and policies.
  • Represent the Division, NP, and DOE in matters pertaining to the portfolio of the Division to professional societies, coordinating committees, task forces, and various other entities.
  • Ensure that all activities are performed in a safe and environmentally conscientious manner, including integrated safety management, both by staff at DOE headquarters and by researchers and activities supported by the resources of the Division.

Additional details on the position and how to apply are available at the following link:

Questions can be addressed to: Paul Mantica (he/him/his) Email:

Postdoc and Fellow Positions

TRIUMF - Theory Group - Postdoc

The TRIUMF Theory Department is currently seeking Postdoctoral Research Fellows to join in the fall of 2024. The Department's research interests include nuclear theory, ab initio many-body methods, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental symmetries, particle phenomenology, particle cosmology, neutrino physics, and hadronic physics. The focus of the current search is ab initio nuclear theory.

Applicants must have a PhD in theoretical physics, awarded within the past 5 years, or scheduled to be completed prior to the position's start date. The successful candidates will show evidence of, or a strong potential for, the ability to carry out excellent research in an area that is relevant to the TRIUMF research program.

The position carries a competitive benefits package and a salary commensurate with training and experience.

Closing date is December 1st, 2023.

Further details are given in

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

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:

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:

Two-year postdoctoral fellowship at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in nuclear theory with Prof. Jonathan Engel, to begin around September 1, 2024 (or up to 4 months earlier). Candidates should have experience in nuclear-structure theory (or other kinds of many-body theory), nuclear astrophysics, fundamental symmetries in nuclei, or quantum computing in nuclear theory. It is anticipated that research will focus on double-beta decay, r-process nucleosynthesis, time-reversal non-invariance and atomic electric dipole moments, and nuclear structure, including ab initio methods, density functional theory, and quantum algorithms.

Applicants should apply at and should specify Physics and Astronomy in the Department drop-down list box, then upload PDF versions of the requested documents. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately; to receive full consideration, applications should be submitted by Dec 15, 2023. Questions should be directed to Jonathan Engel,

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Postdoctoral researcher opening at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to pursue research on the ab initio description of nuclear structure and reactions.

You will participate in innovative research utilizing state of the art many-body approaches, high-performance computing, and modern statistics methods to accurately describe the structure of exotic nuclei and low-energy reactions that take place during the Big Bang and other astrophysical settings.

This position is in the Nuclear Data and Theory group of the Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division, a diverse group that collaborates extensively to provide state-of-the-art theoretical predictions and validated nuclear data.

For further information, please contact Kostas Kravvaris
To apply, please visit:

Or look for Reference #: REF5287J at Applications Received before November 15 will receive full consideration. While not required, a 1-2 page statement of research interests appended at the end of your CV is highly encouraged.

Postdoctoral research associate position at North Carolina State University

The Department of Physics at North Carolina State University invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate position to start in Fall 2024.

The successful applicant will join the theoretical nuclear theory group, see more information about the group here:

Applicants with expertise in effective field theory and few-body methods are especially encouraged to apply.

Details about the position and the application process can be found here:

For inquiries about the position, please contact: Sebastian Koenig,

Postdoctoral fellowship at Department of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis

We welcome applicants with interests in the research areas of the Department of Physics (Nuclear and Particle Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum Information, Biophysics, and Astrophysics and Cosmology). The Fellowship is a prize fellowship managed by the Department of Physics. Successful candidates are expected to propose a tentative research program, and to further develop and refine that program during their fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. The aim of the fellowship is to prepare the candidate(s) in the best possible way for faculty positions at research institutions or staff scientist positions at national laboratories. The awardees will pursue an independent research program, collaborating with one or several faculty members from the Department of Physics, as well as with other postdoctoral and graduate researchers in the department. Jaynes Fellowships are anticipated to continue for three years, conditional to satisfactory yearly performance evaluations. Fellows will be assigned a faculty mentor or mentoring committee, as appropriate, to facilitate their scientific growth. Residence at the Department of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis is required. Successful applicants will be initially appointed as postdoctoral fellows and employment in this role is anticipated to begin July 1, 2024

The application should include a two page description of the candidate’s proposed research program listing the name(s) of potential collaborators from among the faculty members of the Department of Physics and a brief description of possible joint research activities. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their research project(s) with potential faculty collaborators before applying for the fellowship. The initial annual salary is $67,000 with additional funds available for travel support, research and relocation expenses. We expect to award 2-3 Jaynes Fellowships per year. In this inaugural round, we plan to appoint 3-4 Jaynes Fellows.

Candidates must have a PhD completed by July 1, 2024 specializing in one of the fields listed above and have a record of excellent scholarship, and no more than four years of postdoctoral experience. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated expertise in relevant observational, lab-based, theoretical, and/or computational methodologies.

Application Instructions
Applications should include:
· Cover letter
· Curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications
· A one-paragraph description of the applicant’s individual contribution to up to three publications (1 page maximum).
· A two page research proposal specifying how the proposed research fits within the existing departmental research activities.
· The names and contact information for three professional references.

Referees will need to have their letters uploaded to the link provided by the application site. Applications and reference letters are due November 15, 2023 through Interfolio. Questions related to the search or application process may be directed to Each year Washington University publishes a Safety and Security brochure that details what to do and whom to contact in an emergency. This report also publishes the federally required annual security and fire safety reports, containing campus crime and fire statistics as well as key university policies and procedures. You may access the Safety and Security brochure at

Post-doctoral Fellow in Theoretical Nuclear Physics at WashU

The Quantum Monte Carlo group in the Physics Department at Washington University in St. Louis is anticipating an opening for one or two postdoctoral positions on nuclear many-body theory starting anytime between November 2023 and September 2024. The successful candidate will be working with Profs. Pastore and Piarulli. The group research’s interests cover a broad range of topics, including nuclear structure and dynamics, electroweak structure and reactions, beta decays, neutrinoless double beta decay, electron and neutrino scattering from nuclei, nuclear electroweak observables relevant to fundamental symmetries and neutrino physics, and infinite nucleonic matter. Further information on our group and its research activities can be found at: Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in nuclear theory or a closely related field by the beginning of the postdoctoral appointment. The appointment will be for two years (renewal for a third year is contingent on funding availability and performance). Interested candidates should submit an application that includes a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a complete list of publications, a statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: AJO

Questions regarding the position should be sent to Our selection process will start immediately and proceed until the position is filled.

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Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

Contact: Pastore, Saori (; Piarulli, Maria (
Letters of Reference should be sent to:
More Information:

Post-doctoral position in nuclear theory at Ohio University

The Nuclear Theory Group at Ohio University anticipates hiring a post-doctoral research associate to take up a position starting in the Fall of 2024. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or expect to complete their Ph.D. by September 2024. The research interests of the group include nuclear forces, nuclear and electromagnetic reactions in few-nucleon systems, and few-body descriptions of nuclear reactions for both stable light- and medium-mass nuclei and for species near the driplines.

We attack these problems using a variety of forefront tools including ab initio calculations, Bayesian uncertainty quantification, effective field theory, and multiple-scattering and Faddeev techniques. We expect the successful candidate to contribute to these efforts. Thus applicants should have a strong research record and display significant initiative to complement their research skills.

The appointment will initially be for one year. Renewal for a second year is highly probable, but is contingent on funding and job performance.

Interested candidates are requested to submit a curriculum vitae, and a statement of research interests which should include a complete list of publications to:

Only submissions via this method will be accepted. When you submit your application you will be asked to provide the names of three people willing to write a reference letter on your behalf. Those individuals will then be contacted by email and asked to upload a letter to our system.

Questions about the position should be addressed to Prof. Charlotte Elster

( Review of applications will begin November 28, 2023.

Ohio University is proud of its rich history, diverse campuses, international communities, and beautiful Appalachian settings. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide and support a transformative learning experience, we affirm our commitment to fostering a welcoming, respectful, diverse, and inclusive workforce and community. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral position in nuclear theory at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

We have an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to conduct innovative research at the intersection of nuclear structure and reactions.

We are looking for someone to help us combine microscopic approaches, high-performance computing, and modern methods for emulating nuclear models to arrive at robust, uncertainty-quantified predictions of nuclear properties and neutron capture rates relevant to the weak r-process.

The focus will be on calculating level densities and gamma-ray strength functions in the framework of the shell model, and on collaborating with a larger team on using the new predictions for neutron-capture reactions, with the computed cross section serving as input to astrophysical simulations.

This position is in the Nuclear Data and Theory group of the Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division, a diverse group that collaborates extensively to provide state-of-the-art theoretical predictions and validated nuclear data.

For further information, please contact Kostas Kravvaris (

To apply, please visit:

Or look for Reference #: REF5232T at

Applications Received before November 15 will receive full consideration. While not required, a 1-2 page statement of research interests appended at the end of your CV is highly encouraged.

Post-doctorate fellowship in Nuclear Astrophysics at ULB

The present post-doctorate fellowship will focus on the developments of mean-field models recently developed at the ULB for nuclear structure physics and their applications to nuclear aspects of the r-process nucleosynthesis. More specifically, the project includes the largescale calculation and analysis of nuclear fission properties for exotic neutron-rich and superheavy nuclei of astrophysical interest, within the mean-field approach, as well as their impact on spontaneous, beta-delayed and neutron-induced fission probabilities.

At the same time, this project, in collaboration with the experimental nuclear physics group of the KU Leuven, will contribute to the interpretation of new measurements of nuclear structure properties obtained at ISOLDE-CERN, in particular concerning super-heavy elements. Such measurements also aim at validating global mean-field models developed for astrophysics applications.

The Post-doctorate position is available at the Institut d’Astronomie et d’Astrophysique (IAA) of the Université Libre de Bruxelles and is part of the EOS (Excellence of Science) research project MANASLU in collaboration with the KU Leuven University. The position is funded for 2 years. Screening of applications begins immediately and continues until an outstanding candidate is selected. The position is to start as soon as possible.

For additional information or to apply for this position visit