Department of Physics

Open-rank Professor position - Physics of Advanced Materials

The UAB Department of Physics, http://www.uab.edu/physics, invites applications for an open rank, tenure track position (experiment or theory). The successful candidate will enhance the Department’s multi-year program on the Physics of Advanced Materials (Quantum, Mesoscale, Complex, Non-Equilibrium). She/he will develop integrated research and education innovative activities that address grand challenge problems at the intersection of Physical, Life, and Materials Sciences, with impact on next-generation multi-functional and bio-inspired devices. Areas of interest are broad and include the discovery, imaging, characterization, and computation of non-equilibrium phases and emergent properties of complex matter by using advanced spatial and temporal techniques under extreme pressure and/or electro-magnetic fields. We are especially interested in candidates who can use tabletop experiments and large-scale materials science user facilities and research centers to characterize and control optical, electronic, structural, and magnetic materials properties away from equilibrium. Such studies can provide transformational opportunities for harnessing coherence in light and matter and for manipulating smart energy, bio-inspired, and quantum materials across multiple time and length scales. UAB Physics faculty presently performs experiments at the National High Magnetic Field Lab and the Argonne National Lab. Our new faculty member will have access to the materials growth and characterization core facilities available through the Center for Optical Sensors and Spectroscopy, the Ultrafast Spectroscopy Lab, and others in the Department as well as on the UAB campus. He/she will have the opportunity to demonstrate excellence by developing an outstanding research program that is combined with innovative teaching methods and student supervision at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

Applicants interested in the above opportunities should submit: (i) a short letter of interest that explains their ideas, experiences, and qualifications for this position, (ii) a full curriculum vitae, (iii) brief statement of research interests and planned projects, (iv) brief description of STEM teaching interests and philosophy, and (v) at least three reference letters. Applications will be handled through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5765. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For more information please email Prof. David J. Hilton, (dhilton@uab.edu), who chairs this search committee.

 

Open Rank Professor position – Physics Education

The UAB Department of Physics, www.uab.edu/physics, invites applications for an open rank, non-tenure track faculty position on Physics Education (innovative curriculum and lab development).  We are interested in candidates who can translate the findings of physics education research into best teaching practices for the UAB-Physics program, assess their impact on the UAB student population, and build learning communities (live and virtual) that help implement our educational goals. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the design of innovative courses and curriculum material (e.g. physics for life sciences or physics via case studies), discovery-based research courses and inquiry-based laboratories, peer-led teaching methods and student-centered learning processes, incorporation of evidence-based teaching practices and active learning environments, and integration of emerging educational technologies in the curriculum. Initially the focus will be on our introductory-level courses and labs, while later it will shift to upper-level courses for physics majors and other biophysics-related concentrations within the major.  Candidates with a Ph. D. degree in physics or other STEM fields that is coupled with additional training or experience in education research, including DBER, are invited to apply.

Applicants interested in the above opportunities should submit: (i) a short letter of interest that explains their ideas, experiences, and qualifications in regards to this position, (ii) Curriculum vitae, (iii) brief statement of physics education research interests, (iv) brief description of teaching interests and philosophy, and (v) at least three reference letters. Applications should be submitted via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5763.   Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  For more information please email the chair of the search committee, physicsedsearch@uab.edu.



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