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University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

Faculty Position in Computational Condensed-Matter Physics

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position with a research focus in computational condensed-matter or materials physics to begin in August 2017. Exceptionally qualified candidates may also be considered at a higher level of appointment. Candidates are expected to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. We seek candidates who have the capacity to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program that complements existing faculty research interests, and who are able to teach effectively both the undergraduate and graduate physics curricula. A PhD in Physics or in a closely related field is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Start-up funds are available.

UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service.  It is located in the Baltimore suburbs, 15 minutes from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and 30 minutes from Washington D.C., in an area with a high concentration of federal and private research laboratories and research universities. The Department of Physics currently consists of 21 tenure-track and 16 research faculty, 46 graduate students and 160 undergraduate majors. The department offers a BS and BA in Physics, and both MS and PhD degrees in Physics and in Atmospheric Physics. Research expenditures currently exceed $6M per year. For more information, see

UMBC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  Candidates from diverse backgrounds, including women and under-represented minorities, are particularly encouraged to apply. Interest and experience in working with a diverse student and faculty population is valued. UMBC and the Department of Physics are dedicated to creating an inclusive, collegial environment where all faculty members can achieve excellence.  Information on faculty diversity initiatives and faculty groups is available at, and information on the resources provided to help balance work and personal priorities is available at

Interested candidates should upload an application letter, a CV, detailed research and teaching plans, and the names and addresses of at least three references on the Interfolio website at For best consideration, submit applications by November 1, 2016.