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updated 09/15/2014Employment Opportunities

 

posted on 09/15/2014FACULTY OPEN POSITIONS

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. Preference will be given to applicants at the Assistant Professor level.

The application deadline for all faculty positions is November 21, 2014. 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.

ASTROPHYSICS

The Astrophysics search is unrestricted with respect to area of specialization.  Current astrophysics faculty are active in broad areas of observational astronomy and theoretical astrophysics, including optical/IR and high energy astronomy, studies of exoplanets, gravitational-wave science, and observational and theoretical cosmology.  MIT hosts the Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, whose faculty and research staff have a lead role in the development of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), and major roles in many research facilities such as the the Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER), the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the Magellan telescopes, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), and the Suzaku X-ray mission. Enquiries should be directed to Prof. Scott Hughes, Search Committee Chair, sahughes@mit.edu. To apply for this position, please go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4554.

BIOPHYSICS/SOFT CONDENSED MATTER

We invite applications for a faculty position in the fields of Soft Condensed Matter and Biological physics (theory or experiment). Any enquiries should be directed to Professor Mehran Kardar, Search Committee Chair, kardar@mit.edu. To apply for this position, please go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4638.

HARD CONDENSED MATTER

The search in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics covers broad areas such as strong correlations, nanoscience, and quantum information. A wide range of experimental expertise will be considered. Any enquiries should be directed to Professor Raymond Ashoori, Search Committee Chair, ashoori@mit.edu. To apply for this position, please go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4636.

EXPERIMENTAL NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS

The 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. Any enquiries should be directed to Professor Gunther Roland, Search Committee Chair, rolandg@mit.edu. To apply for this position, please go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4634.

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, quantum 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 Washington Taylor, Search Committee Chair, at ctp-facultysearch@mit.edu. To apply for this position, please go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4639.

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

 

POSTDOCTORAL OPEN POSITIONS

posted on 09/10/2014Postdoctoral Fellow

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Theoretical Physics hopes to make a postdoctoral appointment in High Energy Theory, with emphasis on quantum entanglement, to begin January 1, 2015. Senior members of our group are: Allan Adams, William Detmold, Edward Farhi, Daniel Freedman, Jeffrey Goldstone, Alan Guth, Aram Harrow, Roman Jackiw, Robert Jaffe, Hong Liu, John Negele, Krishna Rajagopal, Tracy Slatyer, Iain Stewart, Washington Taylor, Jesse Thaler, Frank Wilczek, and Barton Zwiebach. The interests of our group cover all areas of particle physics, phenomenology, quantum field theory, and string theory.

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) and arrange for three letters of reference from senior physicists to be uploaded to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4557. We should receive your completed application, including all letters of recommendation, before October 1, 2014. Only web submissions will be accepted.

 

posted on 08/25/2014Moore Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow

The Condensed Matter Theory group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) seeks candidates for Moore Postdoctoral Scholars supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation under the Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems Initiative (EPIQS). The Postdoctoral Scholar will be expected to carry out research in the general area of the theory of strongly correlated systems and other areas where novel phenomena may be expected to emerge. The appointment will be renewable for up to three years. The faculty at MIT active in this area includes Liang Fu, Patrick Lee, Leonid Levitov, T. Senthil and Xiao-Gang Wen. 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) to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4431. Applicants should also arrange for "a minimum" of three letters of reference to be uploaded to the same site. Only web submissions will be accepted.

Inquiries regarding scientific and/or programmatic issues may be addressed to Lesley Kearney, lkeaney@mit.edu. The deadline for applications and all materials is October 3rd, 2014.

About the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and EPiQS Initiative:

The Moore Foundation believes in bold ideas that create enduring impact in the areas of science, environmental conservation and patient care. Visit Moore.org or follow @MooreScientific. The foundation’s $90-million EPiQS initiative promotes discovery-driven research in the field of quantum materials (http://www.moore.org/programs/science/emergent-phenomena-in-quantum-systems). Through a variety of funding approaches, EPiQS aims to enable a community of leading experimentalists, materials synthesis experts and theorists to maximize their potential to explore, discover and understand emergent behavior of complex quantum matter. EPiQS supports theoretical research by focusing on postdoctoral and visiting scholars at several leading institutions in the field. The Moore Postdoctoral Scholars in Theory of Quantum Materials program supports some of the most promising theoretical physicists at an early stage of their careers. The Moore Postdoctoral Scholars are provided with a significant independence in selection of their research directions within their departments and can acquire a breadth of expertise by working with multiple faculty members.

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