The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for up to three junior faculty position in Experimental Nuclear Science.
Candidates are expected to possess a PhD in physics, chemistry, engineering or a related field at the time of appointment. Candidates must exhibit high promise for excellence in both research and teaching, commitment to diversity, and expertise in experimental low-energy nuclear science. We are especially interested in scientists with a strong record of research accomplishments in spectroscopy of weakly-bound neutron-rich rare isotopes, fusion/fission studies with rare isotopes, or reaction studies constraining the nuclear equation of state.
These positions will be filled at the rank of assistant professor within the FRIB faculty position system. FRIB faculty hold a multi-year fixed term appointment and will normally be jointly appointed in the FRIB and an appropriate academic unit, e.g., physics and astronomy, chemistry, or engineering.
Successful candidates are expected to establish and sustain a sponsored research program in low-energy nuclear science with rare isotopes, make scholarly contributions to their discipline, be an effective instructor and mentor to a diverse cohort of students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and engage in institutional and public service.
For full consideration, applications should be received before 02 January 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis thereafter until the positions are filled. Please address clarifications by email to NucSearch@frib.msu.edu.
The FRIB faculty is comprised of 41 full-time faculty members and is the home of 32 postdoctoral researchers, and 238 graduate and undergraduate students. The academic program in any of the joint departments offer degrees at the BS, MS, and PhD levels.
The FRIB Laboratory provides world-class research opportunities in low-energy nuclear science with the facilities at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and in the near future with FRIB itself, which will be the highest power heavy-ion accelerator-based rare isotope beam facility worldwide. For the ninth straight year, MSU’s nuclear physics graduate program is ranked No. 1 in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of graduate schools.
Doctorate -Physics, Chemistry, Engineering or Related Field
Candidates are expected to possess a PhD in physics, chemistry, engineering or a related field at the time of appointment. Candidates must exhibit high promise for excellence in both research and teaching, commitment to diversity, and expertise in experimental low-energy nuclear science. Candidates must be able to work with export controlled technologies.
- Scientists with a strong record of research accomplishments in spectroscopy of weakly-bound neutron-rich rare isotopes, fusion/fission studies with rare isotopes, or reaction studies constraining the nuclear equation of state
- Demonstrated ability to develop state-of-the-art experimental equipment
Required Application Materials
Applicants must submit a detailed resume, a cover letter summarizing their qualifications, a research vision statement of up to 5 pages, a statement of philosophy on teaching, diversity, and outreach of up to 2 pages, and contact information for at least three references.
Review of Applications Begins On
FRIB is currently under construction and baselined at a total project cost of $730 million. Upon start of user operation in 2022, FRIB will enable scientists to make discoveries about the properties of rare isotopes in order to better understand the physics of nuclei, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions, and applications of rare isotopes to benefit society.
MSU is one of the largest university campuses in the United States with a beautiful campus of 5,000 tree-filled acres. It has 17 degree-granting colleges and is a center for academic and research activities as well as the arts and athletics.
The campus is located between Lansing (Michigan’s capital city) and East Lansing. The Lansing area has a population of more than 460,000 and offers lovely suburban areas, loft condos and other urban living opportunities as well as easy-to-get-to rural areas. A symphony orchestra, excellent health care, many community and professional theatres, rivers, lakes, outdoor festivals, close access to large cities and Lake Michigan make for a near-perfect living environment.
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University and FRIB actively encourage applications or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.