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Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy & Chemistry

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University seeks applications for an academic year appointment of an Assistant Professor in the area of experimental biological physics. All areas of experimental biological physics will be considered. The successful candidate will have a joint appointment in both the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Chemistry (75:25 appointment). We are interested in an outstanding scientist with an established track record, a commitment to leading a preeminent research program, and a clear vision for future innovation. Current research efforts within the two departments apply a variety of experimental and theoretical techniques to investigate intracellular and molecular dynamics, cell growth, cell sensing, functions of the proteins, and ultra-fast electron and energy transfer dynamics in a variety of systems.

Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University (www.physics.purdue.edu) seeks applications for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the field of theoretical condensed matter physics. All areas of theoretical condensed matter physics will be considered. We are interested in outstanding scientists with an established track record in condensed matter theory, a commitment to leading a preeminent research program, and a clear vision for future innovation.

Head, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Purdue University seeks a new Head of the Department of Physics & Astronomy to lead a large and dynamic faculty towards its full potential for forefront scientific research, state-of-the-art teaching, and outstanding service to the community. Unprecedented enrollment increases and substantial growth in the campus combined with the nationally recognized quality of life of the surrounding community provide a strong foundation for a successful candidate to achieve an ambitious strategic vision.

Continuing Lecturer Positions

Purdue University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy is seeking Continuing Lecturers. The successful candidates will teach calculus and algebra based introductory physics courses at the freshman and sophomore level. The candidate will also work with staff, TAs, assist in coordinating courses and carrying out instructional goals. Start date is August 16, 2021. Starting academic-year salary is in the $54,000 to $61,000 range, commensurate with experience.

Post-Doctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Position in Experimental Condensed Matter/Nano Physics and Quantum Devices

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral positions in the group of Professor Yong P. Chen, the Quantum Matter and Devices (QMD) Laboratory affiliated with Purdue Physics, ECE, Purdue Quantum Science and Engineering Institute and Birck Nanotechnology Center.


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