The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas Tech University, as part of its strategic growth plan, invites applications for a tenure-track position in experimental particle physics at the assistant professor level; exceptional candidates at a more senior level may be considered. The starting date is September 2018. The members of the experimental particle physics group at Texas Tech (Akchurin, Kunori, Lee, Volobouev, and Wigmans) actively participate in the CMS experiment at CERN and maintain a rigorous R&D program in advanced detector physics. In addition to the ongoing beyond Standard Model searches, we share significant responsibilities for the upgrade of the CMS calorimeters for the high luminosity LHC. The group enjoys strong infrastructure support: the Advanced Particle Detector Laboratory is well-suited for R&D and production of detectors based on scintillator and silicon systems, and the High Performance Computing Center allocates substantial resources in support of the group's analysis work. The university has recently been ranked in the Highest Research Activity category by the Carnegie Foundation.
We expect the new experimental faculty member to strengthen and complement the ongoing research in CMS, particularly in detector upgrade effort, or to initiate a new and significant research program in any areas of experimental particle physics. They will also teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses.
Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, university, and community is expected.
Inquiries should be sent to Professor Nural Akchurin (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2017 and will continue until position if filled.
The following should accompany application: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, List of publications, Statement of research interests & plans, Teaching Philosophy and Contact information for at least three references