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Tenure Track Faculty Position Theoretical AMO Physics

The Physics Department at Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T) invites applications for a tenure‑track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of theoretical atomic, molecular, and optical physics to begin in August 2023. We are searching for a candidate that complements and/or expands existing research directions in the department. Present activities include, but are not limited to, applied and fundamental research on few-body quantum dynamics (e.g., atom-surface interactions and ultrafast non-linear light-matter reactions) and atomic structure (e.g., fundamental constants and physics beyond the Standard Model). The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Physics or an equivalent degree and have demonstrated outstanding research accomplishments, a commitment to excellence in teaching at all levels, and excellent communications skills. More information about the Physics Department at Missouri S&T is available at http://physics.mst.edu.

 Applications, including curriculum vitae, complete publications list, a brief description of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, and complete contact information for at least three references should be submitted electronically to the Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Human Resource Office at https://hr.mst.edu/careers/academic-employment/. All submitted application materials must include the position reference number 00083271 in order to be processed. Acceptable electronic formats include PDF and Word; hardcopy application materials will not be accepted. Applications will be considered until the position is filled; review of applications will begin Nov. 25, 2022.

The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials. Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.


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