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The Department of Physics at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Particle Physics Phenomenology. Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated but exceptional senior candidates will also be considered. We especially encourage candidates to apply with demonstrated expertise in neutrino and dark matter related research, with a background in particle-, astro- and/or nuclear physics. The successful candidate will complement, extend, or charter new directions to the department's existing strengths in theoretical neutrino physics, particle physics phenomenology and particle-astrophysics. The Center for Neutrino Physics (http://cnp.phys.vt.edu/) provides a stimulating research environment and close interactions with colleagues working on a wide range of neutrino and intensity frontier experiments. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty across the university on the Integrated Security Destination Area (http://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas.html).
Expectations for this position include: development of a vigorous, externally well-funded and internationally recognized research program; effective and enthusiastic instruction in physics and related fields; working with a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students; continuing development of professional capabilities and scholarly activities; participation in department, college, and university governance; and professional service. The faculty handbook (available at www.provost.vt.edu) provides a complete description of faculty responsibilities at Virginia Tech. Questions regarding the position may be directed to the chair of the Search Committee, Patrick Huber, at email@example.com phone: (540) 231-8727.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in physics or a closely related field, and have postdoctoral experience at the time of appointment. They should demonstrate a strong record of accomplishments and creativity in physics research; vision, creativity, and leadership skills; a desire to advise and teach a student body which is diverse with respect to socio-economic status, interests, and abilities; and commitment / sensitivity to address issues of diversity in the university community.
Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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