Assistant Professor Research - Fixed

Michigan State University
February 22, 2025
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Assistant Professor Research - Fixed

Apply now Job no: 848058 Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff Major Administrative Unit / College: Facility For Rare Isotope Beams Department: Facility For Rare Isotope Beams 10049299 Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience Location: East Lansing Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking outstanding candidates for a junior faculty position at the rank of Research Assistant Professor in theoretical nuclear physics, establishing and leading a sponsored, world-class theoretical nuclear physics research program at FRIB with a focus on heavy nuclei and computational methods such as machine learning, cloud computing, and quantum computing.

The position will be filled at the rank of research assistant professor at MSU within the Research Faculty Appointment Systems.

The FRIB faculty is comprised of more than 40 full-time faculty members and is the home of a similar number of postdoctoral researchers and 150 graduate and 200 undergraduate students. The academic program in any of the joint departments offers degrees at the BS, MS, and PhD levels.

FRIB is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science user facility and affords world-class research opportunities in low-energy nuclear science since user operation commenced in May 2022. Since 2010, MSU's nuclear physics graduate program is ranked No. 1 in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report 's rankings of graduate programs.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Nuclear Science or related field

Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • hold a doctoral degree in nuclear science or a related field,
  • have at least two years of postdoctoral experience by August 2023,
  • have at least two years of experience in computational methods by August 2023,
  • establish and lead a sponsored, world-class theoretical nuclear physics research program at FRIB with a focus on computational methods,
  • exhibit promise to play a leadership role in the nuclear science community,
  • exhibit promise for excellence in research,
  • exhibit a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging and the ability to work in diverse teams,
  • have the ability to work with export-controlled technologies.
  • Required Application Materials

    Applicants must submit all of the following:

  • a cover letter framing their qualifications in the context of this ad,
  • a detailed CV should include a list of publications, planned proposals for funding/resources, contributed and invited talks, leadership positions, and awards.
  • research statement of up to five pages with resource requirements and its relation to FRIB. Please also include descriptions of the applicant's past, if applicable, and planned commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in research, and
  • the contact information for at least three references and the applicant's relationship to them.
  • Together-we-will Statement

    The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https: //

    Special Instructions

    For full consideration, applications should be received by March 2. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis until the position is filled. The goal is for the position to commence in August 2023.

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    Advertised: Feb 22, 2023 Eastern Standard Time Applications close: Feb 22, 2025 Eastern Standard Time

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