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Apply now Job no: 100536-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Department of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August, 2020.

UW-Madison is the home institution to the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. With its first two years of data, IceCube discovered a flux of cosmic neutrinos in 2013. A multimessenger campaign triggered by a high-energy IceCube neutrino pinpointed the first cosmic ray accelerator, a supermassive black hole. Initial funding is in place to prepare and design the next-generation detector that will constitute the neutrino component for future multimessenger astronomy. By detecting neutrinos with energies ranging from a few GeV to 10,000 TeV, the instrument also provides excellent opportunities to study neutrinos themselves. We are therefore seeking applications from outstanding scientists interested in using IceCube data to advance research in neutrino astronomy and neutrino physics. These positions will also provide the opportunity to help lead construction of the IceCube Upgrade, now under way, and in the design of the next-generation detector. Candidates will collaborate closely with colleagues in the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center, the Department of Physics, and the Department of Astronomy.

Principal Duties:

The candidate will be expected to perform teaching at all levels. Undergraduate and graduate classroom and individual instruction as well as supervision of graduate thesis research are required. Candidate will be expected to conduct high-impact scholarly research as well as provide service to the department, college, university and academic community nationally or internationally.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Ph.D. in Physics, with specialization in experimental neutrino physics and astroparticle physics

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

A minimum of 3 years of postdoctoral research experience in experimental neutrino physics and astroparticle physics are required.



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Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 17, 2020


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates must apply online at; search for position Assistant Professor of Physics (PVL 100536) and click on "Apply Now". Applicants must upload the following:
-Cover Letter/Statement of Interest
-CV with publications
-One document that contains both: Research Statement and Teaching Statement
In addition, candidates will be asked to provide the names and email address for 3 letters of reference (letter writers will be contacted directly by UW).

The deadline for ensuring full consideration is December 15, 2019, however the position will remain open and application may be considered until the position is filled.


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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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