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There are openings at the James R. Macdonald Lab.


Assistant Professor in Theoretical Ultrafast AMO Physics
Department of Physics
Kansas State University

The Department of Physics at Kansas State University seeks candidates for a tenure-track assistant-professor position in theoretical atomic, molecular, and optical physics, with research focus on light-induced ultrafast dynamical processes in matter. The successful candidate is expected to build and sustain a vigorous, internationally recognized research program that overlaps with and complements ongoing research in the department's large AMO group.

The department has outstanding experimental and theoretical AMO physics programs that are directed by 11 faculty members and address an array of forefront problems in AMO science. A significant part of the department's AMO physics research is conducted in the J. R. Macdonald Laboratory (JRML), primarily with funding from the U. S. Department of Energy. Research conducted at JRML includes investigations of the light-driven dynamics in atoms, molecules, and complex systems by employing state-of-the-art ultrafast intense laser and detection techniques, as well as nonlinear optics and optical source development.

The successful candidate must present credentials that justify an appointment at the assistant-professor level, including a Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in AMO physics or a related discipline, and should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring students at all levels and to serving a diverse population. Applications, including a cover letter, CV, and statements of research and teaching interests along with a list of references should be submitted to K-State Human Capital Services. Screening of applicants will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Kansas State University is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background checks required.

Originally posted: 10 October 2016


There may be other opportunities to join the KSU Physics Department.

Last updated on Monday, 07-Nov-2016