The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory invites applications for two faculty appointments in Accelerator Physics. This is an open rank search, with the level ranging from tenure-track Assistant Professor to Full Professor with tenure in the case of exceptionally qualified candidates. Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) and demonstrated excellence in research in accelerator physics.
SLAC has a broad and vibrant accelerator R&D program in the following areas: a) a strong experimental and growing modeling effort in Plasma Wakefield and Dielectric Laser Acceleration; b) world renowned theoretical and experimental FEL R&D program; c) RF and mm-wave/THz high-power technology with applications to accelerators, FEL and compact light sources, and material technologies for accelerators including new SC materials, cathodes and engineered high gradient materials; d) strong competency in beam physics and computation, including advanced accelerator computation and machine learning for SLAC’s operating and test facilities; e) a growing program in ultra-bright electron injectors in pursuit of transformational advances in electron beam brightness to enable and expand the scientific capabilities of X-ray and electron scattering instruments, and enable novel applications such as shorter wavelength FELs, single-shot UEM, fs-nanodiffraction, high average flux Compton and compact light sources.
SLAC operates a number of user facilities including LCLS, the world’s first X-ray laser, the SSRL synchrotron light source, and until recently FACET, a Plasma Wakefield Acceleration (PWFA) and advanced accelerator R&D facility. In addition, SLAC is constructing LCLS-II, the first CW SRF X-ray FEL, and FACET-II, as follow-on to FACET.
The successful candidate or candidates are expected to conduct an outstanding research program based on these facilities and provide scientific leadership for existing or new efforts in accelerator physics. We expect the successful candidate to be, or become, a world leader in their area of expertise.
A SLAC professor is a member of the academic council of Stanford University, and is expected to serve as an educator. SLAC professors have the opportunity to teach classes in the Physics Department, Applied Physics Department, and other engineering and science departments, to serve as PhD advisors to Stanford graduate students, and to mentor undergraduate students, as well as supervising postdoctoral research associates and other junior colleagues. SLAC also expects its faculty to help in advancing the lab's future and ensuring its success.
Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a statement of research interests, a research plan, and arrange to have 4 letters of recommendation sent to Academic Jobs Online. Applicants should submit the required application materials online through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9298 . Questions should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Aaron Lindenberg, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to the Search Administrator, Jessica Negrette (email@example.com). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but must be received by October 1, 2017 to ensure full consideration.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is one of 10 Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science laboratories and is operated by Stanford University on behalf of the DOE. Since its opening in 1962, SLAC has been helping create the future. We built the world’s longest particle accelerator, discovered some of the fundamental building blocks of matter and created the first website in North America.
...Our top-notch research facilities attract thousands of scientists from all over the world each year. Along with our own staff scientists, they’re working to discover new drugs for healing, new materials for electronics and new ways to produce clean energy and clean up the environment.
SLAC’s revolutionary X-ray laser is revealing intimate details of atoms and chemical reactions and making stop-motion movies of this tiny realm, with the goal of doing the same for living cells.
Our scientists are also exploring the cosmos, from the origin of the universe to the nature of dark energy, and developing the smaller, more efficient particle accelerators of the future.
Four Nobel prizes have been awarded for work at SLAC, and more than 1,000 scientific papers are published each year based on research at the lab. As our second half-century unfolds, we’re just getting started.