Open Rank Tenure Track in Experimental Soft Condensed Matter Physics

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Work type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Amherst
Department: Physics
Pay Grade: No Pay Grade
Categories: Faculty

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.


Job Description:

The Department of Physics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-stream professor position at any level in soft-condensed matter experiment, to begin as early as September 2020. The department has a vibrant, collaborative group of faculty working in many areas of soft condensed matter, both theory and experiment. We seek candidates with an ambitious research plan, who will complement existing strength in soft and quantum condensed matter and biophysics and will take advantage of the broad research activity of our campus in soft materials.



The candidate must have a PhD in Physics or a related discipline and be able to teach physics at all levels in classroom and research settings.


Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin on December 6, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.


Application Instructions:

To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three references, statements of research plans, teaching interests, and a Statement of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The Diversity Statement should identify past experiences and future goals. These contributions may result from lived experiences, scholarships, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities.

As part of a commitment to their own multicultural community, CNS seeks an individual with a commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace university initiatives and aspirations (

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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