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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

Staff Positions

There are no Staff positions available at this time. Please check back

Postdoc and Fellow Positions

Postdoctoral position in theoretical nuclear physics at the University of Zagreb

The Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb seeks a talented Postdoctoral Fellow (2 years, full-time) to join theoretical nuclear physics group. The successful candidate will conduct innovative research of nuclear processes and reactions relevant for astrophysics, in the framework of relativistic nuclear energy density functional.

Interested candidates should apply before May 3, 2024 by submitting the application to direct link (sign up first)

Only candidates with research experience less than 10 years can apply (starting from the beginning of their PhD studies). A complete application consists of: application letter, CV with research record, PhD certificate, proof of citizenship (or passport copy).

For informal inquiries or further information about the position, contact prof. Nils Paar at

University of Notre Dame's Society of Science Fellows

At the University of Notre Dame, the Society of Science Fellows is a Postdoctoral Fellowship Program established by the Dean of the College of Science to support highly motivated and accomplished individuals who represent the best of the next generation of scientists. These prestigious fellowships are designed for early-stage scientists who are bound for research intensive careers in research universities, institutes or industries.

The nuclear theory group within the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Notre Dame encourages prospective postdoctoral researchers in the field of nuclear theory to apply. The group includes four faculty members, with broad interests in the areas of nuclear astrophysics and ab initio approaches to nuclear structure (, who could serve a research mentors to a Society of Science Fellow.

Applicants should have successfully completed (or plan to complete) a doctoral degree after December 2021. Earlier dates can be accepted if maternity or paternity leave, or Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave, occurred within the past two years. The application deadline is April 30, 2024 at 11:59 pm EST.

For additional information on this program please visit

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.

For any inquiries about the positions please contact Takashi Nakatsukasa (

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