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Assistant Professor-FRIB/NSCL Faculty

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: Facility For Rare Isotope Beams
Department: Facility For Rare Isotope Beams 10049299
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking outstanding candidates for a junior faculty position in experimental nuclear chemistry or radiochemistry. 

The successful candidate is expected to establish and lead a sponsored, world-class research program at FRIB, be an effective instructor and mentor to a diverse cohort of students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, play a leadership role in the nuclear science community, and engage in institutional and public service. We are especially interested in scientists with a strong record of research accomplishments related to isotope production and harvesting techniques complementary to existing FRIB programs.

The position will be filled at the rank of assistant professor within the FRIB Faculty Position System with a joint appointment in an appropriate academic department, e.g. chemistry.

The FRIB faculty is comprised of 41 full-time faculty members and is the home to 31 postdoctoral researchers, 120 graduate students and about 200 undergraduate students. The academic programs in any of the joint departments offer degrees at the BS, MS, and PhD levels.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, or a related field

Minimum Requirements

Candidates are expected to hold a PhD in chemistry, physics, engineering, or a related field at the time of appointment and have at least two-years of postdoctoral experience in experimental nuclear chemistry, radiochemistry or another closely related field. Candidates must exhibit strong promise for excellence in research, teaching, and a commitment to diversity.  Candidates must also have the ability to work with export controlled technologies.

Required Application Materials

Applicants must submit a detailed CV, a cover letter summarizing their qualifications, a research statement of up to three pages, a statement of teaching philosophy of up to two pages, a statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion of up to two pages, and contact information for at least three references.

For full consideration, applications should be received by June 1, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis until the position is filled.


Special Instructions

Please address clarifications/questions by email to

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Department Statement

FRIB is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science user facility and affords world-class research opportunities in low-energy nuclear science when user operation commences in early 2022. Since 2010, 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 programs.

MSU Statement

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.

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