Faculty Openings


Nuclear Theory

The Department of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications to fill a tenure-track faculty opening at the Assistant Professor level in Nuclear Theory with relevance to the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University (MSU). The search involves a position that is initially 50% funded by MSU through its FRIB theory alliance (FRIB-TA) until the successful candidate receives tenure. The appointment will begin Fall 2018. Information on our department can be found at http://www.physics.wustl.edu while information about FRIB can be found at https://frib.msu.edu/. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field at the time of appointment, significant research achievements, and an aptitude for teaching physics at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Duties will include, but are not limited to, conducting original research and writing for publication, teaching courses, advising students, and participating in department and university service. The successful candidate will carry the usual teaching load of one course per semester on average but is expected to spend a significant amount of time at FRIB.

Applications should be submitted electronically to nucleartheorysearch@physics.wustl.edu and should consist of a single file in PDF format containing a cover letter, a current résumé including publication record, a statement of research interests and plans (up to 4 pages), a statement of teaching interests and approach (up to 2 pages), and names and contact information of three references. Applications received by December 1, 2017 will receive full consideration.


Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.