About MIT Physics

 

Headquarters

Department of Physics, 4-304
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
tel: 617.253.4800
fax: 617.253.8554
email: physics@mit.edu

Academic Programs

Department of Physics, 4-315
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
tel: 617.253.4841
fax: 617.258.8319
email: physics@mit.edu
Undergraduate email:
physics-undergrad@mit.edu
Graduate email:
physics-grad@mit.edu

updated 09/08/2015Employment Opportunities

faculty Position(s)

The Physics Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites applications for the faculty positions described below. Faculty members at MIT conduct research, teach undergraduate and graduate physics courses, and supervise graduate and undergraduate participation in research. Candidates must show promise in teaching as well as in research. A Ph.D. in physics or physics-related discipline is required by the start of employment. Preference will be given to applicants at the Assistant Professor level.

The application deadline for all faculty positions is November 20, 2015. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a brief description of research interests and goals (the latter NOT TO EXCEED 3 PAGES IN LENGTH) at the following web site:  http://www.academicjobsonline.com. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded to the same site. Only web submissions will be accepted.

Candidates who are uncertain whether they fit into a particular search should contact the most relevant search chair.

ATOMIC, MOLECULAR AND OPTICAL PHYSICS

Applications in all sub-fields of experimental atomic, optical and molecular physics are welcomed, including, but not limited to, ultracold quantum gases, ion trapping, atom interferometry, quantum nonlinear optics, and precision measurements. Any enquiries should be directed to Professor Wolfgang Ketterle, Search Committee Chair, ketterle@mit.edu. To apply for this position, please go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6112.

CONDENSED MATTER THEORY

We invite applications for a junior faculty position in the field of theoretical condensed matter physics. This search is broad in scope so that applicants with research interests in all aspects of both hard and soft condensed matter should apply. Any enquiries should be directed to Professor Senthil Todadri, Search Committee Chair, senthil@mit.edu. To apply for this position, please go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6111.

EXPERIMENTAL NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS

Currently, research groups in the Nuclear and Particle Division and Laboratory for Nuclear Science (http://web.mit.edu/lns/) have a wide range of interests, including strong interaction physics, electroweak symmetry breaking, dark matter searches, neutrino physics, physics beyond the standard model and accelerator physics. This faculty search is broad in scope and applicants with research interests in these and other areas of experimental nuclear and particle physics are strongly encouraged to apply.  With respect to the submitted publications list, applicants are asked to identify those papers to which they have made a direct and essential contribution, and provide a link to the complete publications list.  Any enquiries should be directed to Professor Janet Conrad, Search Committee Chair, conrad@mit.edu. To apply for this position, please go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6109.

GRAVITATIONAL-WAVE ASTROPHYSICS

We invite applications for a faculty position specializing in observational gravitational-wave astrophysics. The successful candidate will complement MIT's existing strength in instrumentation for gravitational-wave detection and enhance MIT's commitment to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) at a time when the field is at the threshold of makings its first detections with advanced gravitational-wave interferometers. Researchers who are actively involved in science analysis with ground-based gravitational-wave detectors are particularly encouraged to apply. A more senior appointment may be possible in exceptional cases. Enquiries should be directed to Prof. Scott Hughes, Search Committee Chair, sahughes@mit.edu. To apply for this position, please go https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6110.

THEORETICAL PHYSICS

The Center for Theoretical Physics is seeking applications for a junior faculty appointment in high-energy, nuclear, and/or quantum physics. We will consider candidates doing relevant research at any energy scale, including work in areas that overlap with other branches of physics or with disciplines beyond physics, such as the intersection of gravity, condensed matter physics, and quantum information, or the intersection of physics and mathematics. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of potential contribution to theoretical physics research, and to the undergraduate and graduate teaching programs of the Department of Physics. Current faculty in the Center for Theoretical Physics span a broad range of interests, including QCD, strongly coupled matter, electroweak physics, unification, cosmology, string theory, and quantum computation. Any enquiries should be directed to Professor Hong Liu, Search Committee Chair, at ctp-facultysearch@mit.edu. To apply for this position, please go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6107.

MIT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.

Postdoctoral Position(s)

ASTROPHYSICS

The MIT Astrophysics Division invites applications for a postdoctoral research position to work with Professor Mark Vogelsberger on theoretical topics in the fields of galaxy formation, dark matter physics/detection, ISM physics, hydrodynamical simulation, and cosmology. Applicants with experience in any of these topics are encouraged to apply. Previous experience in performing cosmological simulations, galaxy formation modeling, or astroparticle physics is strongly desired. MIT provides a stimulating work environment and funding for research activities are available.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a brief description of research interests and goals to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5983 and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the same site. Any inquiries should be sent to mvogelsb@mit.edu.

MIT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.

 

For a complete listing of open positions within other areas of MIT, visit the MIT Human Resources Job Search pages.

 

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