Assistant Professor in Experimental Particle or Nuclear Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University invites applications for a faculty position in experimental particle or nuclear physics. The experimental effort at Northwestern includes Standard Model physics and searches for new physics at CMS, direct and indirect searches for dark matter, experiments to observe coherent neutrino scattering, and the Mu2e experiment.  The theoretical particle physics group at Northwestern is broad and pursues topics in neutrino physics, QCD, and models of physics beyond the Standard Model.  

We seek outstanding candidates conducting experiments aimed at topics in fundamental physics and working outside the department's current experimental areas of strength.  Such topics include, but are not limited to, searches for neutrinoless double beta decay, and the precision study of nucleon structure.  Applicants should have a strong record of achievement in experimental particle and/or nuclear physics and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.  This search is targeted for an appointment at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level, to begin September 1, 2018.

Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae, list of publications, research and teaching statements, and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent in support of their application.  Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017.   

Inquiries may be sent to and to Dr. Emily Updegraff at .

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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