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Two theory jobs at Wayne State — and more is coming (hopefully)… October 15, 2010

Posted by apetrov in Uncategorized.

It appears that my home institution, Wayne State University (see also the Physics Dept website or University website), is going through with the Theoretical Physics expansion. We will be hiring two Assistant Professors in particle theory and in nuclear theory this year. Also, a cosmologist and a condensed matter theorist hires are planned in the near future. Given that currently there are only three active theorists in particle, nuclear and CM fields (one per each field :-)), this can be considered a major expansion. Please apply — but remember that all theorists who came to Wayne State Physics department after 2000 received NSF CAREER awards. So we expect nothing less from the incoming candidates 🙂 (for University officials — this is a joke).

The advertisement is below. Separate announcements for particle and nuclear jobs can be found on SPIRES.



The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Wayne State University seeks applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions: one in theoretical high-energy particle physics and one in theoretical high-energy nuclear physics. The appointments start August 2011, and are subject to final approval by the administration.

Candidates for the particle theory position should have a high level of achievement in particle physics phenomenology.  Candidates for the nuclear theory position should have a strong background in QCD matter and relativistic heavy ion physics. We are seeking candidates who
will play leadership roles in the LHC era and beyond. Successful candidates will maintain active, externally funded research programs and be committed to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. degree or equivalent is required and postdoctoral experience is considered important. The positions include competitive start-up packages.

The Department (http://www.clas.wayne.edu/physics/) presently consists of almost 30 faculty members with active research programs in astrophysics (SDSS and LSST), high-energy particle physics (CDF, CMS, Belle and theory), relativistic heavy ion physics (STAR, ALICE and
theory), condensed matter and materials physics, biophysics, and atomic physics.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statements of research and teaching interests assembled, (preferred) as a single-file PDF format attachment, for particle theory to hep-theory-search@physics.wayne.edu; or for nuclear theory to nucl-theory-
search@physics.wayne.edu; or by regular mail to:

Alexey Petrov, Chair, Theoretical Particle Physics Search Committee
Sean Gavin, Chair, Theoretical Nuclear Physics Search Committee
Department of Physics and Astronomy,
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI  48201.

Informal inquiries are welcome and should be sent to Prof. Alexey A. Petrov (particle) at apetrov@wayne.edu or Prof. Sean Gavin (nuclear) at sean@physics.wayne.edu . Review of applications will begin December 15th, 2010.

Wayne State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.




1. chris - October 31, 2011


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