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Department of Physics - Open Rank Faculty Search

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois, US
Commensurate with experience
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5 Dec 2023

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Condensed matter
Job type
Academic: faculty

Department of Physics - Open Rank Faculty Search
Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
The Grainger College of Engineering
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Physics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign seeks highly qualified candidates to fill a full-time tenured or tenure-track position at any rank. Exceptional scientists from any subfield of experimental condensed matter physics are encouraged to apply. The Department of Physics is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment and an educational experience that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area. Both junior and senior-level candidates are encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates are expected to establish and maintain an active and independent research program, teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and provide service to the department, the university, and the wider community. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service endeavors.

The University of Illinois Department of Physics has strong programs in theoretical and experimental Condensed Matter Physics. Condensed Matter Research at Illinois also has a long tradition of collaborations with High Energy Theory, Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics and Biological Physics. Current active research areas include Strongly Correlated Quantum Systems and Superconductors, Topological Phases of Matter, Large-Scale Quantum Entanglement in Condensed Matter, Quantum Chaos and Non-Equilibrium Phenomena, Computational Electronic Structure of Quantum Materials, and many other topics.

Please visit for more information on the condensed matter physics group, including the Illinois Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) and the Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology Center (IQUIST).

Our faculty and students are affiliated with and have access to world-class experimental and computational facilities located in on-campus multidisciplinary research (fundamental and translational) centers and laboratories, including: Applied Research Institute, Advanced Materials Testing and Evaluation Laboratory, Aerodynamics Research Laboratory, the Coordinated Science Laboratory, the Center for Hypersonics and Entry Systems Studies, Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, Holonyak Micro & Nanotechnology Lab, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

A doctoral degree in Physics or a related field is required at the start date, and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 17. Applications will be evaluated as received. Applications received after that date may be considered until the positions are filled. A start date is expected in the fall of 2024; however, this is negotiable.

To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at The application package should include: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a statement of teaching goals and interests, 3) a statement of previous research accomplishments and future research plans, 4) a statement on commitment to diversity, 5) a publications list, and 6) names and contact information of four references (no letters), all in a single PDF file as an upload in the CV/Resume section. The statement on diversity should address past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service. For further information regarding application procedures, please address questions to

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

We have an active and successful dual-career partner placement program and a strong commitment to work-life balance and family-friendly programs for faculty and staff (

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

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