Job ID: 113845

Assistant Professor in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

University of Kentucky

  • Oct. 12, 2018
  • Assistant Professor in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
  • 8E100:Physics And Astronomy
  • University of Kentucky
    Lexington, KY
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Physics - Condensed Matter/Low Temperature
    Physics - General

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kentucky (UK) in Lexington, Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics to begin Fall 2019. The focus of the search is for candidates engaged in the studies of contemporary emergent phenomena in quantum materials, including but not limited to the physics of strongly correlated electrons, low dimensional systems, and topological materials. All candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field. Candidates are expected to have an established research record and a vigorous and sustainable research plan that has the potential to attract external funding.

The Department’s condensed matter group ( has a long history of experimental and theoretical research on novel electronic materials, and the Department houses the University’s Center for Advanced Materials, with shared facilities for the preparation and characterization of thin film and bulk materials. Other shared facilities are located in UK’s Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering and Electron Microscopy Center. Several faculty also take advantage of our proximity to Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

In order to be considered for the position, you will need to complete the following two steps:
1. Complete an application within the University of Kentucky employment system
2. Submit your application materials to Academic Jobs Online, including: 1) CV including a list of publications, 2) research plan, 3) statement of teaching experience and interests, and 4) statement on inclusivity: As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all. In one to two pages, applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity. Applicants will also need to arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted through this site. All application materials must be submitted online at

Review of applications will begin 3 December 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Joseph Brill, Chair of the Search Committee at

Lexington is a city in the heart of central Kentucky’s picturesque "Bluegrass" region with an urban core of over 300,000. It is known for its high standard of living, excellent schools, and beautiful surroundings with outstanding opportunities for outdoor recreation.

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