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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

Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking outstanding candidates with expertise in reaction theory for a junior rank faculty position in theoretical nuclear science at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). FRIB theory faculty members typically have joint appointments in the Department of Physics and Astronomy (PA), where they teach and supervise graduate students.
The successful candidate is expected to establish and sustain a sponsored research program in reaction theory relevant to the research conducted at FRIB, 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.
FRIB is a world-class laboratory for nuclear science, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science with user operations beginning in 2022. It is home to forefront experimental and theoretical research programs in nuclear physics, nuclear astrophysics, nuclear chemistry and accelerator science, with about 120 Ph.D. students in these areas. FRIB will vastly expand the range of rare isotope beams available to the research community and offer tremendous potential for scientific discovery. The new faculty member will be centrally involved in this discovery.
Details about FRIB faculty appointments are provided at FRIB and PA are committed to a supportive work
environment, and MSU offers generous benefits for faculty (see for details).

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, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Physics or related discipline

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or related discipline, relevant postdoctoral experience at the time of appointment, and a commensurate scholarly record. Applicants also must be able to work with export controlled technologies.

Required Application Materials

Applicants should also include a cover letter with a CV, a list of publications, a research plan/vision statement (no more than two pages), teaching statement (no more than two pages), a diversity and outreach statement (no more than two pages) and the names, titles and email addresses of at least three professional references.

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