Assistant Professor/Associate Professor
University of South Florida - Tampa, FL

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The Department of Physics invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant/Associate Professor level to begin in August 2013, contingent upon final administrative approval. One position will be in the area of Materials Science, preferably energy-related materials research, and the other will be in Biomaterials. Applicants in experimental, theoretical, and computational research are encouraged to apply, and must have a doctorate in Physics or a closely related field. The successful candidates will become active members of the Materials Science, Biomedical Sciences and Global Change Sciences research clusters within the School of Natural Science and Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences, and will be expected to establish an independent nationally recognized research program, teach effectively at undergraduate and graduate levels, and direct undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. students in the laboratory. USF offers excellent opportunities to interact with existing research programs in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, including the NCI-designated Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience):
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications (Education & Experience):
Extensive publication record in research related to Materials Science, preferably energy-related materials research, and/or in Biomaterials and be able to contribute to the Materials Science research cluster School of Natural Science and Mathematics.

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Applicants should use the Online Application Link: to submit the letter of application, curriculum vita and publication record, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a detailed research plan. Applicants should indicate the position and the rank they are applying for in the cover letter. Only applicants with established record of funded research will be considered for the Associate position. All applications completed by January 4, 2013 will be given full consideration, although the search will continue until the position is filled. The applicants should also arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to Prof. Sarath Witanachchi, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Physics, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Ave., ISA2019, Tampa, FL 33620-5700.

According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. For ADA accommodations, please contact Mary Ann Prowant or at least five working days prior to need.

The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF ranks 50th in the nation for federal expenditures in research and total expenditures in research among all U.S. universities, public or private, according to the National Science Foundation. Serving more than 47,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.

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