Research Assistant Professor in Physics and Astronomy
Vanderbilt University Department of Physics and Astronomy
United States


The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Vanderbilt University seeks an outstanding individual for a non-tenure track faculty position in high energy nuclear physics.  A Ph.D. in Physics is required.  The successful candidate will participate in research on the study of matter under conditions of extreme energy density and temperature utilizing the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Switzerland as part of the CMS collaboration.  The selected candidate would be expected to perform measurements characterizing the properties of the quark-gluon plasma created in high-energy nuclear and hadronic collisions,  and will also participate in the operation of the DOE-funded T2 computing facility of CMS.  The successful applicant will also be expected to mentor and advise physics graduate and undergraduate students.


  • Ph.D in physics and post-doctoral experience in high-energy nuclear physics
  • Strong record of recent accomplishments in the study of the quark-gluon plasma, with preference to candidates with expertise in global observables and collective flow.   
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as demonstrated by presentations at conferences and a record of publication(s) in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Candidate must have experience with large-scale computing. Experience with the CMS software framework is desirable.
  • A record of team work, student mentoring, and some teaching experience are desirable. 

Application Instructions

Application should submit: 1) cover letter, 2) full Currlculum Vitae, 3) three letters of recommendation, 4) statement of research interests.

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