University of Wisconsin Madison

United States

December 15, 2021



Apply now Job no: 241340-FA Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Partial Remote Department: L&S/PHYSICS/PHYSICS Location: Madison Categories: Engineering, Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Department of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the areas of experimental or theoretical condensed matter physics. Successful candidates will connect with existing Departmental research activity in the fields of solid-state quantum information processing and strongly correlated materials and will expand into complementary areas, including mesoscopic devices and quantum transport, low-dimensional electronic systems, quantum many-body physics, and topological materials. Candidates must have a proven track record of innovation and high-impact research and are expected to build a vigorous, well-funded research program with international profile.

The successful applicant will hold the Dunson Cheng Assistant Professor of Physics title with associated gift funds for the duration of their term as an Assistant Professor.

Principal Duties:

The candidate will be expected to perform teaching at all levels. Undergraduate and graduate classroom and individual instruction as well as supervision of graduate thesis research are required. Candidate will be expected to conduct high-impact scholarly research as well as provide service to the department, college, university and academic community nationally or internationally.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

A minimum of 2 years of post doctoral research in condensed matter physics is required.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 22, 2022


Negotiable ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates must apply online at; search for position Assistant Professor of Physics (PVL 241340) and click on"Apply Now." Applicants must upload the following: -Cover Letter/Statement of Interest -CV with publications -One document that contains both: Research Statement and Teaching Statement

Candidates will also need to provide the names and emails of three (3) letter writers (letter writers will be contacted directly by the UW)

The deadline for ensuring full consideration is 15 December 2021; however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


AIMEE LEFKOW AIMEE.LEFKOW@WISC.EDU 608-263-2267 Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAYSERVICE for further information. )

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https: // for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https: // compensation-study/.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Sep 15 2021 Central Daylight Time Applications Close: Open until filled

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