The Department of Physics and Astronomy in collaboration with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee (UT) invites applications to fill a tenured faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences at the associate/full Professor level. The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment in the Department of Physics and Astronomy (primary) and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The emphasis of this search is to strengthen our efforts in the development of new algorithms for computational condensed matter physics research within both departments. A further expansion in the area of quantum materials and quantum information is anticipated, which will be supported by junior-level hires following the successful completion of this search.
Candidates should have a PhD in Physics or related field, a strong research record in computational condensed matter physics, experience in the development of simulation algorithms for quantum materials, and background in computer science with an emphasis on novel approaches such as machine learning and other promising techniques. The candidate is also expected to actively participate in a cluster hire on quantum materials in progress at UT, provide leadership in developing a synergistic interdisciplinary quantum materials program, establish an externally funded research program, provide interdisciplinary training for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, and to contribute to the teaching mission of the departments at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. While the preferred expertise should be in the broad area of algorithmic development for quantum many body physics, a strong interest in bridging the efforts of the above-mentioned departments is highly desirable.
Applicants should send a CV, list of publications, a description of research and teaching experience, a proposed research program, and also arrange for at least three letters of reference to be submitted separately. All application materials, including the letters, should be submitted via email to https://apply.interfolio.com/61568. Only electronic applications will be considered and acceptable file formats are .pdf or .docx. We will start reviewing applications by June 1, 2019.