Foundry Network Coordinator (Non-Tenure Track Faculty)

Montana State University

United States

December 8, 2021


Position Details Announcement Number FAC - VA - 22032

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Questions regarding this position and the application process can be directed to:

Nick Borys , Associate Director of the MonArk NSF Quantum Foundry or Yves Idzerda , Director of the MonArk NSF Quantum Foundry

Classification Title Instructor Working Title Foundry Network Coordinator (Non-Tenure Track Faculty) Brief Position Overview

Experienced research staff member with a PhD and postdoctoral experience in experimental 2D quantum materials research who will lead the development of external user research projects, develop internal research priorities, and aid in the deployment of experimental infrastructure for the MonArk NSF Quantum Foundry.

Faculty Tenure Track No Faculty Rank Non-Tenure Track Position Number 4A3028 Department Physics Division College of Letters & Science Appointment Type Non-Tenure Track (Pooled) Contract Term Academic Year Semester Fall & Spring If other, specify From date If other, specify End date Union Affiliation AFMSU FTE 1.0 Benefits Eligible Eligible Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications Contract Type LOA If other, please specify Recruitment Type Open

General Statement

Montana State University seeks qualified individuals to provide non-tenurable level instruction and/or related functions. Instructors are needed to teach classes depending upon need and available funding. We seek individuals who work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals, possess effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to contribute positively to the research mission of Montana State University. Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. Because increasing the diversity of the physics and materials science professions is one of our strategic priorities, women and underrepresented minorities in physics and materials science are particularly encouraged to apply.

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. The College of Letters & Science (CLS) at Montana State University encourages individuals interested in advancing the University's Strategic Plan diversity, equity, and inclusion goals to apply. Links to the University Strategic Plan; Office of Diversity and Inclusion; Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Plan; CLS Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and CLS newsletter, Diversity Matters are all embedded here for reference. CLS is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in research, teaching, and service/outreach engagement, and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, the College encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. We recruit, employ, train, and promote regardless of race, gender, sex, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, color, national origin, disability, age, veterans status, and other underrepresented groups. MSU also recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include:

  • Recruiting new users and collaborative research through the user program of MonArk.
  • Coordinating users with MonArk faculty and staff to implement user research project
  • Assisting in implementing a national networking program that includes developing digital resources for 2D quantum materials researchers and educators.
  • Assisting in acquiring, developing, and deploying infrastructure for 2D materials characterization and automated sample preparation.
  • Developing independent research projects and collaborative research projects as a principle investigator
  • Mentoring graduate students, undergraduate students and postdoctoral scholars working in 2D quantum materials research
  • Attending national and international scientific conferences on 2D quantum materials.
  • Assisting in the organization of annual conferences, advisory board meetings, and annual reporting.
  • See the program information for more details.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Ph.D. in experimental physics, materials science, or related field
  • Established track-record of authoring peer-reviewed publications
  • Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • One year or more of postdoctoral experience in fundamental 2D quantum materials research, materials characterization, or nanoscale device development
  • Writing and developing proposals for external funding
  • Established track record of collaborative and/or interdisciplinary research
  • Performing research in national user facilities
  • Organizing sessions at scientific conferences
  • The Successful Candidate Will

  • Have effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with faculty, staff, graduate students, and external users of the MonArk NSF Quantum Foundry
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Take initiative and work well independently
  • Provide leadership and to assume responsibility for organizational and program activities
  • Support and enhance Montana State University's initiative for diversity, equity and inclusiveness
  • Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

    The position for which you have applied MAY BE a Union position. Union affiliation is determined by job duties and the collective bargaining unit.

    Non-Tenure Track Faculty – Any position that is .5 FTE or more is represented by the Associated Faculty of Montana State University (AFMSU). Faculty covered by AFMSU may choose to pay membership dues. This is a condition of employment. Additional information can be found at AFMSU or by emailing AFSMU .

  • Any position less than .5 FTE is not represented by the Union and is not required to pay dues.
  • If the FTE changes during employment, the representational status of this position could be impacted.
  • Exceptions: Anyone having successfully completed a PEI exam or any faculty working in Extension are exempt from the Union
  • This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

    Physical Demands

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    The Program

    The MonArk NSF Quantum Foundry is a six-year program operated by the Department of Physics and funded by the NSF to accelerate research in 2D quantum materials at the national level.

    The Foundry Network Coordinator will be an outward-facing Foundry scientist who leads the recruitment and development of collaborative research through the national user program of the MonArk Quantum Foundry. During the first two years, the Foundry Network Coordinator will work alongside the Foundry Scientist and Liaison to establish the planned infrastructure. The infrastructure includes state-of-the-art sample preparation, device fabrication, and optoelectronic characterization facilities for 2D quantum materials research. In parallel, the Foundry Network Coordinator will work with the MonArk Foundry Networking Director, the Foundry leadership team, and Foundry staff to establish and manage the resources needed to implement the national networking program. These resource development tasks will include working with third-party contractors on the development of open-source data sharing and knowledge dissemination resources targeted to the 2D quantum materials research community. Close interactions with world-leading research groups in 2D quantum materials are expected. In subsequent years, the Foundry Network Coordinator will leverage the expertise gained and infrastructure established in the first two years to facilitate highly collaborative projects with external users of the MonArk Quantum Foundry. These activities will include working with users to develop competitive proposals, coordinating research projects with MonArk faculty and staff, and implementing research projects with users. The research portfolio of the Network Coordinator is expected to emphasize collaborative projects, but may also include independent research projects led by the appointee. Graduate student and/or postdoc support will be made available to the appointee on a competitive basis for support of these projects. Throughout the appointment, the Foundry Network Coordinator will represent the MonArk Quantum Foundry at national and international conferences as well as support the organization of an annual conference, external advisory board meetings, and annual reporting of the MonArk Quantum Foundry.

    The Department

    The Department of Physics at Montana State University is seeking to fill two Assistant Research Professor positions in the area of experimental two- dimensional quantum materials research. The positions will be affiliated with the newly launched MonArk Quantum Foundry, a six-year NSF research program that is jointly led by Montana State University (MSU) and the University of Arkansas (UA). More information on the MonArk NSF Quantum Foundry can be found on its website (www. Appointments will be made for one year and will be renewed annually, pending performance reviews. The appointments will include a competitive base salary and benefits package. Additionally, appointees to these positions will be able to apply for external funding through Montana State University to supplement their base salary and build an independent research portfolio. Descriptions of each position are provided below.

    The College

    The College of Letters and Science

    Number of Vacancies 1

    Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search. Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date Close Date Applications will be:

    Screening of applications will begin on 12/08/2021 ; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

    Special Instructions

    Continuation of employment is contingent upon the availability of funding.

    Diversity Statement

    Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of

    Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran's status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University's mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

    Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant's ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee's ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

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    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
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