Assistant Professor of Experimental/Biomaterials/Condensed Matter (Tenure-Track)

Position Information

Position Information

Department Physics & Astronomy (P&A)
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Job Category Instructional or Research Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Assistant Professor of Experimental/Biomaterials/Condensed Matter (Tenure-Track)
Working Title Assistant Professor of Experimental/Biomaterials/Condensed Matter (Tenure-Track)
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number F223Az
Recruit Number Faculty - 7230
Working Hours
Location Fairfax
Pay Band
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Assistant Professor, Experimental/Biomaterials/Condensed Matter (Tenure Track)

The George Mason University, Department of Physics & Astronomy in the College of Science invites applicants for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position beginning in August 2018. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in Physics and/or other disciplines within the Department’s curriculum. The incumbent will also be expected to establish an independent, externally-funded experimental research program that includes both graduate and undergraduate researchers. The successful candidate will perform standard departmental service activities, mentor students, and will be expected to establish collaborative relationships with Departmental faculty as well as other groups within the University. We suggest candidates consider leveraging their research through collaborations with experimental facilities including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government and industrial laboratories conveniently located in the geographical proximity of George Mason University.

Required Qualifications:
Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. degree in physics or a closely-related field before the start of the appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with postdoctoral research experience are strongly preferred. Candidates with experience in experimental condensed matter physics with expertise in biomaterials, biosensing, bio-inspired functional or structural materials, quantum biology, animal-machine interface, and the physics of living systems are also preferred, however all outstanding candidates will be considered.

For more information about the Department of Physics and Astronomy, please visit http://www.phyics.gmu.edu/.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for the position number F223Az at http://jobs.gmu.edu; complete and submit the online application and upload: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of research interests and plans (no longer than three pages), (4) teaching philosophy (no longer than two pages), and (5) names and contact information of at least three references. Review of applications will begin after January 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: 01/15/2017
Posting Date 11/29/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. Philosophy of Teaching
  4. Research Statement
  5. List of Professional References
Optional Documents