The Physics Department at the University of Arizona is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure-track experimental atomic, molecular and optical physics faculty position. We encourage applications from highly qualified researchers whose work will strengthen existing areas of research at the University of Arizona. The successful applicant will benefit from the strong ties that exist between the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science and the College of Optical Sciences.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAUtuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
The faculty member will teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. The faculty member will also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. In these and other ways, the faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in physics or a related field.

Assistant Professor

Tenure Information
Tenure Track (T/TE)


Full Time/Part Time
Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week

Benefits Eligible
Yes – Full Benefits

Posted Rate of Pay

Type of criminal background check required
Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Desired Start Date

Special Instructions Summary
This position is expected to start in the Fall of 2017.

Complete applications will include a cover letter, full CV with list of publications and research and teaching statements, and 3 letters of recommendation (submitted separately via email). Please arrange to have the 3 letters of recommendation sent separately via email to Prof. Sandhu. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Arvinder Sandhu, search committee chair, at asandhu@email.arizona.edu.

Diversity Statement
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.