The Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position with a research focus in experimental nanomaterials, molecular electronics, nanophotonics, nanoplasmonics, or nanoscale science to begin in July 2013. Preference will be given to candidates with specialization in any of the following areas: (1) molecular electronics and related novel materials, structures, and devices, particularly nanoplasmonics or biomolecular/self-assembled systems related to sensors, biomedicine, information processing, or energy conversion; or (2) science related to terahertz electronics, terahertz optics, terahertz metamaterials or terahertz plasmonics. We seek candidates who have the capacity to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program. The appointment is expected to broaden and complement existing research programs in surface physics, atomic and molecular layer deposition, theoretical ultra-cold atoms and molecules, terahertz optics and plasmonics, and organic semiconducting and nonlinear optical materials. A PhD in Physics or in a closely related field and the ability to teach effectively in both the undergraduate and graduate physics curriculum are required. Postdoctoral experience is desirable and start-up funds are available. The department currently consists of 17 tenure-track and 15 research faculty, 46 graduate students and 150 undergraduate majors. The department offers a BS and BA in Physics, and both MS and PhD degrees in Applied Physics and in Atmospheric Physics. Research expenditures currently exceed $6M per year. (For more information see: http://physics.umbc.edu).
Please submit an application letter, a CV, and detailed research and teaching plans and the names and addresses of at least three references to Nanophysics Search Committee, Department of Physics, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore MD 21250. The selection process will begin November 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.