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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date is August 16, 2018.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Posting Number P1008F

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The Physics Department at Auburn University is seeking a highly qualified individual for a tenure-track faculty position in theoretical/computational Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) physics. The AMO group at Auburn has active theoretical and experimental faculty with expertise in collision dynamics, spectroscopy, laser interaction, and massively parallel computer applications. The group benefits from strong collaborations between its experimental and theoretical members, and active participation in off-site experiments. Research subspecialties that are of interest include (but are not restricted to) laboratory astrophysics, electron and ion collisional processes with atomic and molecular systems, photon interaction with atoms and molecules, charge exchange processes, astrochemistry, and molecular spectroscopy.

Candidates at all faculty ranks will be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to: (1) develop a strong research program, (2) obtain external funding for their research, (3) provide high quality mentorship to undergraduate, graduate students and post-doctoral researchers, and (4) conduct excellent instruction at the undergraduate and graduate level in the physics curriculum.

Applications need to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement and the names and contact information for three professional references. Questions for further information can be directed to More information about the department can be found at:

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in physics or a closely related field. Candidates selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are required.

Desired Qualifications

Post-doctoral research experience is highly desirable.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date is August 16, 2018.

Posting Detail Information

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References required for this position? Yes
If yes, minimum number requested 3

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Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research and/or Goals
Optional Documents
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