The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University invites applications for a full time, tenure-track faculty position in all areas of theoretical and experimental complex systems physics and biological physics. We seek outstanding individuals who will complement and expand the current activities in the department (www.physics.northwestern.edu) and will be active members of the broader Northwestern University complexity and biological communities. Research currently pursued by physics faculty includes soft and biological materials, interfaces between inorganic and organic surfaces, complex networks in physical and biological systems, statistical physics, nonlinear and collective dynamics, modeling of neuronal and intracellular processes, dynamical and structural properties of complex systems, molecular origins of complexity, and single-molecule and DNA-protein interaction experiments. Ideal candidates may work on complex systems, on biological systems, or on the interface between the two. Applicants should have a strong record of achievement in research and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching in physics. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in physics or a related field and will be interested in connecting with interdisciplinary efforts such as those promoted by the university’s NIH Biophysics Training Grant, the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems, the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern, and the Physical Science and Oncology Center. An appointment at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level is anticipated. The starting date for this position is September 1, 2017.
Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and both a research and a teaching statement. They should also arrange for a minimum of three reference letters to be sent in support of their application. All materials must be received by November 10, 2016 for full consideration. The materials should be submitted at www.physics.northwestern.edu. For questions about the application process please contact Dr. Emily Updegraff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.