The Department of Physics at The Ohio State University anticipates a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment effective Autumn 2019 in the broad area of computational condensed matter physics and quantum materials theory. Candidates with interests in applying data science techniques, such as machine learning, to quantum materials are strongly encouraged to apply. We are looking for candidates who, in addition to building their independent research program, will interact with the vibrant quantum materials and data science communities on campus.


This position is partially funded by two of Ohio State’s Discovery Themes initiatives, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact: the Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability Discovery Theme program that is operated by our Institute for Materials Research, and the Translational Data Analytics Institute,




Highly qualified candidates with a Ph.D. and an outstanding research record are invited to apply. A commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels is essential. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.



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Application Instructions:


Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on Dec 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to first last at

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