Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Michigan State Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Physics

Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant
professor of physics beginning fall 2008 with a joint appointment in the
Lyman Briggs College (LBC) (75%) and either the Department of Physics and
Astronomy in the College of Natural Science
(PHY) or the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) (25%).

Candidates must have a PhD in physics or astronomy. Preference will be
given to applicants with postdoctoral teaching and research experience, and
especially to those who are passionate about working with undergraduates.
Duties include teaching a calculus-based physics for science majors in the
LBC Physics Program, teaching one course (typically at the upper
undergraduate or graduate level) in the Department of Physics and Astronomy
if jointly appointed there, and maintaining an active research program.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

The joint appointment with the Department of Physics and Astronomy
( or the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory
( will add to MSU's investment in increasing cross- college
collaboration. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is
looking for candidates who will conduct a vigorous research program.
Research in all areas of physics and astronomy will be considered; current
research areas in the department include acoustics, astronomy and
astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, high energy physics,
nuclear physics, and physics education.
Successful candidates will have
experience with or demonstrate potential for securing outside funding. The
NSCL is looking for candidates who will play a leadership role in nuclear
science research, and contribute to NSCL's educational programs.

A complete application package consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae,
teaching statement and portfolio, statement of research interests, writing
sample, and three letters of recommendation (sent under separate cover).
Complete applications should be received by December 1, 2007; later
applications may be considered. This material should be sent to: Physics
Search Committee; Lyman Briggs College; 28 East Holmes Hall; Michigan State
University; East Lansing, MI 48825-1107. For further information, contact
Ms. Kathie Ellis at (517) 353-6486 or

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed
to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively
encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color,
veterans and persons with disabilities.