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Assistant/Associate/Professor - Optical Physics (T/TE)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Complete applications will include a cover letter, full CV with list of publications, research and teaching statements, and the names and contact information of three references. Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant/Associate/Professor - Optical Physics (T/TE)
Department College of Optical Sciences (2001)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in Optical Physics effective August 2018. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and in establishing a world-class experimental research program. Associate and full professor appointments will also be considered for exceptional candidates. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, quantum optics and quantum information science, high precision measurements of single- and many-body quantum systems, ultracold quantum gases, and ultrafast science. We encourage applications from candidates who will complement or strengthen current research in Optical Physics at the University of Arizona and benefit from the ties that exist between the College of Optical Sciences and the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, and Materials Science.

The College of Optical Sciences supports the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The candidate is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the college, including mentoring and supporting students, in particular those from diverse backgrounds.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Establish a world-class research program.
  • Participate in Service and outreach for the College.
  • Participate fully in undergraduate and graduate education; teach at least one class per semester; establish strong teaching record.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in Physical Sciences or Engineering or related fields.
Preferred Qualifications
Rank To be determined.
Tenure Information Tenure Track (T/TE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.00
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21140
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Inquiries may be directed to Professor Jason Jones, search committee chair, at: rjjones@optics.arizona.edu

Open Date 09/18/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 11/01/2017
Special Instructions Summary

Complete applications will include a cover letter, full CV with list of publications, research and teaching statements, and the names and contact information of three references.

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a PhD in Physical Sciences, Engineering or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Interests
Optional Documents