Employment

Biophysics:  Physical Biology of the Cell Faculty Search

As part of a major interdisciplinary hiring initiative (www.las.iastate.edu/faculty-careers) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (www.las.iastate.edu/) at Iowa State University (ISU), a new joint initiative by the Department of Physics and Astronomy (http://www.physastro.iastate.edu) and the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (http://www.gdcb.iastate.edu/) aims to chart a Quantitative Roadmap of the Living Cell. Multiple new hires in the field of Physical Biology are planned for the next 2-3 years and should expect to benefit from and contribute to the interaction and collaboration among these and other departments.

As part of this initiative, the Department of Physics and Astronomy invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track faculty position in experimental cellular biophysics at the Assistant Professor level. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, techniques for characterizing the architecture and dynamics of cells and their components, with an emphasis on X-ray based approaches. The appointment is expected to begin in Fall 2015. The hire will have a primary appointment in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, with the option of having a secondary appointment in the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology.  In addition, teaching at the undergraduate level and graduate level will be required.

Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in the physical sciences, publications in well-regarded journals, and be prepared to establish a program of externally funded research and teach undergraduate and graduate courses. Application instructions are at http://www.iastatejobs.com (Vacancy #140661). Applicants should include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of prior research, concise description of future research plans and a statement of teaching experience and philosophy. Submission of three confidential letters of recommendation should be arranged as per instructions in the on-line application system. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014.

 

TENURE-TRACK POSITION IN MESOSCALE EXPERIMENT

Department of Physics & Astronomy, Iowa State University

As part of a major interdisciplinary hiring initiative (las.iastate.edu/faculty-careers) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (www.las.iastate.edu/) at Iowa State University (ISU), a new joint program by the Departments of Physics & Astronomy and Chemistry aims to foster and enhance capabilities in mesoscale science. Multiple new hires in the field of Mesoscale Science are planned over the next 2-3 years and should expect to benefit from and contribute to the interaction and collaboration among these and other departments.

This effort includes synthesis, characterization, and theoretical understanding of novel functional materials with unique properties controlled by their complex (i.e., hierarchical, multiscale, heterogeneous) mesoscale structure. Positions will complement existing strengths in synthesis of functional nanomaterials, experimental CMP, and theory & simulation within both departments, and related efforts at the USDOE Ames National Laboratory.

The first tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Physics & Astronomy is for an experimental scientist with a potential to develop novel measurement techniques (augmenting existing capabilities at ISU), which can probe mesoscale structures and their electronic, magnetic, and other properties. Possible new expertise can include, but is not limited to novel electron-based microscopies, in-situ transport measurement with sub-micron spatial resolution, novel optical microscopies and/or spectroscopies with sub-optical wavelength resolution, spatially-resolved measurements of magnetic and other properties, and microbeam diffraction techniques. This outstanding faculty member will complement the ISU program and be expected to have a leading role in the current and next generation of mesoscale experiments thus carrying out an excellent research program that will lead to significant discoveries and breakthroughs.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach at the undergraduate level and the graduate level.

 

FACULTY POSITION IN EXPERIMENTAL NEUTRINO PHYSICS

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in experimental neutrino physics. The appointment is expected to begin in Fall 2015.

The Department has active experimental and theoretical research programs in Astronomy/Astrophysics, Condensed Matter Physics, High-Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, and Biophysics. Our High-Energy Physics, Particle Astrophysics and Nuclear Physics groups are involved in experiments that study the conditions and evolution of the early universe. These groups participate in major experiments including NOvA, MINOS+, LBNF, ATLAS, BABAR, ILC, VERITAS, CTA and PHENIX. More information about the Iowa State University Department of Physics and Astronomy may be found at http://www.physics.iastate.edu.

The neutrino group at ISU plays a leading role in NOvA and MINOS+. These long-baseline experiments seek to make key measurements in neutrino physics, in particular CP violation and the neutrino mass hierarchy. The group also plans to have a significant role in the future US-hosted Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility. In addition the group is involved in detector R&D with potential applications to the next generation of neutrino experiments.  

We seek an outstanding faculty member who will strengthen and/or complement the ISU program. The successful candidate will be expected to have leading roles in the current and next generation of neutrino experiments thus carrying out an excellent research program that will lead to significant discoveries and breakthroughs.  In addition, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels will be required.

Applicants must have a PhD in physics with a record of substantial research accomplishments. Postdoctoral research experience is strongly encouraged. Applications must be submitted online to the ISU HR website (http://www.iastatejobs.edu).

Applicants should be prepared to include: 1) a detailed Curriculum Vitae; 2) a list of publications; 3) a summary of previous research accomplishments and future research plans; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; and 5) contact information for at least three references. Letters of recommendation are required to be submitted online. Applications received by October 31, 2014 will be given full consideration. For further information about this position contact Professor Mayly Sanchez (mayly.sanchez@iastate.edu).

 


Iowa State University is an EO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Vets status.

Iowa State University (www.iastate.edu) is a AAU-member comprehensive, land grant, Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University with an enrollment of over 33,000 students. The university is located in Ames, IA, one of the most highly rated metropolitan areas of its size. ISU is committed to achieving inclusive excellence through a diverse workforce and to supporting work-life balance through flexible policies.