Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a faculty position in experimental nuclear science at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL).
NSCL faculty members typically have joint appointments in an academic department, such as Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry, or Engineering, where they are expected to teach and supervise graduate students. Applications are particularly encouraged in emerging areas of research and technology complementing NSCL’s existing research portfolio. These areas broadly include nuclear astrophysics, the study of fundamental symmetries and neutrinos, nuclear structure and reactions, and applications of nuclear techniques to other fields.
The successful candidate is expected to add new research directions to the laboratory, lead research and innovative technological developments, and contribute to the strong graduate and undergraduate science programs in the broad areas indicated above. Depending upon qualification, the position can be filled at the assistant, associate, or full professor level. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. and normally is expected to have postdoctoral experience.
NSCL is a world leading laboratory for nuclear science and is operated as a national user facility for research with rare isotope beams funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). It is home to forefront research programs in nuclear physics, nuclear astrophysics, nuclear chemistry and accelerator science with more than 50 Ph.D. students at any time. NSCL is a Core Institution of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA), an NSF Physics Frontier Center. An Applied Isotope Science Program has recently been started. MSU is also funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to establish the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) as a national user facility. Research at FRIB promises major new advances in many fields. Information about NSCL, JINA and FRIB can be found at nscl.msu.edu, jinaweb.org and frib.msu.edu; details about NSCL faculty appointments are provided at http://www.hr.msu.edu/documents/facacadhandbooks/NSCLFacPos.htm.
How to Apply
Applications will be reviewed starting October 15, 2013. For immediate consideration, please go to www.jobs.msu.edu and apply for posting number 7953. Applicants should also email a cover letter with a CV, a list of publications, a research plan (no more than two pages), and the names and email addresses of at least three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.
MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.