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Open Rank Professorship in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

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Job Overview

The Department of Physics at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics (rank commensurate with credentials). The position is part of a planned series of hires in both theoretical and experimental areas to build a research group focused on the design, synthesis and analysis of advanced materials, quantum materials, topological effects and/or strong correlations. We intend to foster collaborations across the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Engineering at the interface of Physics, Materials and Technology.  Our faculty benefit from the geographic proximity of the University of Cincinnati to two major national laboratories: the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Argonne National Laboratory. The anticipated starting date for this position is August 2022.

Essential Functions

The successful candidate is expected to establish an independent, vigorous, externally funded research program, be an excellent mentor of graduate students, and teach effectively at the graduate or undergraduate level. Additional duties include serving on departmental, college or university committees and helping foster the educational, research and service missions of the department and broader university. 

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience in Condensed Matter Physics or a closely related area.  Applicants should exhibit a record of substantial research accomplishments, evidenced by a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals. Applicants must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, demonstrate the potential to develop into an effective educator, be committed to student success, and service to the profession. Applicants should show the ability to work and collaborate with individuals from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds. 


Candidates for tenured appointments should demonstrate intellectual leadership and impact on the field, and potentially significant contributions to the department, University of Cincinnati and the wider scholarly community.

Application Process

Interested and qualified candidates must complete our online application.  In addition to filling the online application form, required attachments include a cover letter, a current Curriculum Vitae including publications, a statement of research interests, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests. A separate one-page statement addressing the applicant’s experiences, activities, and philosophy relating to diversity and inclusion, and how they will advance UC’s commitment to Inclusive Excellence is also required. Please use the additional documents feature to include the required items. Applicants should provide a list of contacts for professional reference and must arrange to have a minimum of three letters of reference from this list sent separately via email to CMPsearch2022@uc.edu. PDF files are the preferred format for all documents. For additional information, contact the search committee chair, Professor Hans-Peter Wagner.


Application review will begin on December 6th, 2021, and applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 72567


Open Rank Professorship in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

Date:  Nov 26, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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