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Theoretical Condensed Matter - Open Rank

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Theoretical Condensed Matter - Open Rank

The University of Virginia Physics Department invites applicants for a faculty position in condensed-matter theory, broadly defined. The search is open rank at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor level. Appointment rank will be determined on the basis of qualifications in alignment with the school's promotion and tenure policy. We welcome applications from theorists with a strong and independent research record in traditional condensed-matter physics and/or areas with overlap with atomic physics, quantum information, field theory and mathematics.

Candidates will be expected to establish and maintain a leading research program as well as teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in physics or related field at the time of application. The anticipated appointment start date is July 25, 2017.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0619293 and electronically attach the following: a curriculum vitae , contact information for at least three references, and a cover letter describing the proposed research agenda. Please have the references email letters directly to phys-cm-theo-pos@Virginia.EDU.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to:

Tammie Shifflett
434-924-6565
tms4t@Virginia.EDU

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

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Research Associate in Theoretical High Energy Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia invites applications for a post-doctoral Research Associate in Theoretical High Energy Physics, anticipated to begin September 2017. The group's interests include (but are not restricted to) high-temperature field theory, string theory and applications of AdS/CFT. Candidates must have a PhD degree by the appointment start date.

This is a one-year appointment which may be renewed for an additional year, contingent on available funding and satisfactory performance.

In accordance to University of Virginia's regulations, in order to receive consideration, candidates must submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu); search on posting number 0620829.

In addition to submitting your candidate profile through UVA Jobs@, candidates must submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, a brief research statement, and contact information for three professional references through AcademicJobsOnline (https://academicjobsonline.org), as well as arranging to have three letters of recommendation posted there (preferred) or sent to one of the following committee members: Peter Arnold or Diana Vaman. Our address is Department of Physics, P.O. Box 400714, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4714. Review of applications will begin May 10, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to any of the committee listed below:
Peter Arnold (parnold@virginia.edu)
Diana Vaman (dvaman@virginia.edu)

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to:
Tammie Shifflett
434-924-6565
tms4t@virginia.edu

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

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Research Associate in Experimental AMO Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a postdoctoral Research Associate in experimental AMO physics to explore and control coherent atomic and molecular dynamics driven and probed by intense, ultrashort laser and THz pulses.

The incumbent will work independently, and in collaboration with Bob Jones and other members of his research group, on a variety of projects including: intense laser ionization and fragmentation of molecules that have been transiently aligned/oriented by intense THz pulses; the use of nano- and micro-structures to enhance THz fields to manipulate electron dynamics in the presence of strong laser fields; and the use of attosecond electron wavepackets as time-resolved probes atomic and molecular potentials. Previous experience in strong-field/ultrafast AMO physics involving the use of intense femtosecond laser pulses to study atoms, molecules, and/or surfaces is preferred.

Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. degree in Physics (or a closely related field) prior to the appointment start date, and demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills. This is a one-year appointment, with the potential for renewal for up to two additional one year appointments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), and electronically attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and the contact information for three individuals who can provide professional references; search on posting 0619992.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled. The starting date is flexible but the position could be filled as early as February 2017.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Professor Bob Jones at bjones@virginia.edu

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to: Tammie Shifflett, 434-924-6565, tms4t@virginia.edu.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

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Research Associate in Quantum Computing and Quantum Information

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to do theoretical work in quantum computing and quantum information, in particular on the exploration of quantum simulation using continuous-variable quantum optical systems.

The successful candidate will work on continuous- and discrete-variable quantum information at the interface with condensed matter theory in direct collaboration between the experimental quantum optics group of Olivier Pfister and theory group of Israel Klich. Demonstrated experience with continuous-variable quantum information is a plus; however, all candidates with superior proficiency in quantum information, AMO physics and/or condensed matter theory will be considered. The completion of a Ph.D. degree in Physics or closely related field by appointment start date is required. Candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills. This is a one-year appointment, however, the appointment may be renewed for one additional one-year term, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), and electronically attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and the contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters; search on posting 0618047.

Review of applications will begin on February 4, 2016 and the position will remain open until filled. Starting date is flexible but planning to have this position filled in early March 2016.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Professors Olivier Pfister at opfister@virginia.edu or Israel Klich at klich@virginia.edu.

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to: Tammie Shifflett, 434-924-6565, tms4t@virginia.edu.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

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