Opening for a Hearne Research Chair in Theoretical Physics at Louisiana State University

The Hearne Chair has an endowment of approximately $1M, the annual interests of which the Chair holder has discretion over, and the holder will be a co-director of the Hearne Institute for Theoretical Physics at LSU. The appointment will be at the level of a tenured professor. The successful candidates must have an exceptional record of research accomplishment and will be expected to teach and establish an innovative and dynamic research program.  The area of interest in theoretical physics is not restricted.

Confidential inquiries can be directed to either the chair of the search committee, Prof. Jorge Pullin (, or Prof. Ilya Vekhter (

PS: details about another opening (open rank position in Computational Condensed Matter/Materials Theory) will be announced soon. The selected candidate will be expected to become the leader of the Materials World effort at the Center for Computation and Technology at LSU.