The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of theoretical Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (CMMP). CMMP is one of the strongest research areas in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and is both nationally and internationally competitive. The successful applicant will complement the CMMP faculty of nine experimentalists and two theorists (plus another experimentalist to be hired at the same time) and contribute to some of the many interdisciplinary materials and nanoscience research efforts. These efforts include the Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research, a new initiative pursuing emerging energy technologies, the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience (NCMN), which involves over 75 faculty across eight departments, and is headquartered in the new Voelte-Keegan Nanoscience Research Center, which houses an array of central facilities and space for collaborative projects. CMMP faculty also lead an NSF-funded Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) "Quantum and Spin Phenomena in Nanomagnetic Structures" which provides opportunities for interdisciplinary research in nanomagnetism. Additional information can be found on our web sites at physics.unl.edu, ncesr.unl.edu/, www.unl.edu/ncmn/, and www.unl.edu/mrsec/.
The successful candidate will have, at a minimum, a Ph.D. in physics or a related field.
Preferred candidates will be expected to demonstrate a strong record of research accomplishments, the potential for establishing a significant externally funded research program, and an abiding interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Candidates from all fields of Theoretical condensed matter and materials physics are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in the applicants who would complement and contribute to strengths in the department and interdisciplinary materials and nanoscience programs mentioned above.