Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Theoretical Attosecond Science - Tenders Global

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Theoretical Attosecond Science

University of Central Florida (UCF)


University of Central Florida (UCF)

Assistant Professor in Theoretical Attosecond Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Science 

University of Central Florida 

The Department of Physics (physics.ucf.edu) at the University of Central Florida invites applications for a tenure-track theoretician at the assistant professor level beginning in August 2023. We seek candidates whose experience and plans emphasize fundamental theoretical research in the field of attosecond science, with a focus on strong-field laser-matter interaction in systems such as atoms, molecules, solids, and high-energy-density systems, to complement the existing attosecond experimental and theoretical research thrusts at the department. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded, and creative research program and to have a strong commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution and a substantial record of independent research. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of original and relevant theoretical contributions for reproducing and interpreting strong-field laser-induced attosecond processes that involve light-light or light-matter energy transfer, such as high-harmonic generation, strong-field ionization, and/or high-field nonlinear optical responses in gases, condensed matter and plasma.  

The attosecond science thrust at the UCF Physics Department is comprised of five experimental groups, led by Dr. Zenghu Chang, Dr. Michael Chini, Dr. Li Fang, Dr. Madhab Neupane, and Dr. Mihai Vaida, and one theoretical group, led by Dr. Luca Argenti. These groups actively collaborate with each other and with a dozen others in the US and abroad. The successful applicant, therefore, will find a fertile and cooperative environment for their research and professional growth. The Department of Physics has 53 faculty, offers BS, BA, MS, and PhD degrees, and has modern, well-designed laboratories. Research-active faculty teach one course per semester.  

UCF is a leading, metropolitan, research-intensive university with 70,000 students. We offer support for expectant mothers, paid parental leave for both parents, on-site pre-school, and professional development and leadership training for faculty at all career stages. Hiring and promotion are based solely on merit. UCF provides competitive startup funds. To apply, applicants must complete the online application at jobs.ucf.edu. The online application should include: a cover letter, curriculum vita (CV), research statement, teaching statement, and the names and contact information for three (3) references. Questions regarding this search can be directed to Professor Luca Argenti, search committee chair, at [email protected] Complete applications must be received by January 19, 2023. 

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. 

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