Faculty Position in Experimental Neutrino Physics at Tufts University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Tufts University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Experimental Neutrino Physics. We seek an outstanding experimentalist to strengthen our ongoing research program, which currently involves the MINERvA, NOvA, and DUNE experiments, and the GENIE collaboration. The candidate’s expertise will be sufficiently extensive to enable them to rapidly assume an important role in one or more on-going and future neutrino experiments at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. We are particularly interested in candidates who can play a significant role in the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) program, ideally incorporating hardware development activities.  

We are looking for an individual with motivation and abilities to be an excellent teacher, one who would be able to teach any of our undergraduate physics courses as well as many of our graduate-level courses, and who has the ability to effectively mentor a diverse group of students. We expect the new hire to strengthen the on-going base grant of the High Energy Physics group and to seek independent research funding after coming to Tufts. The candidate is expected to be able to supervise thesis work by graduate students and to sponsor research work by undergraduates. To qualify for the position, the candidate must have a Ph.D. in physics and several years of post-doctoral experience conducting experimental research in elementary-particle physics, with an emphasis on neutrino physics. The Department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, and includes strong research programs in particle physics, theoretical physics, cosmology, condensed matter physics, physics education, and observational astronomy/astrophysics. 

Applicants should use the link http://apply.interfolio.com/37667 to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and separate statements of (1) research interests and plans (4 pages max) and (2) teaching experience and philosophy (2 pages max). Applicants should also ensure that three confidential letters of reference are submitted to this link.  The deadline for submission of all materials is December 1, 2016.

Review of applications will begin December 2, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.