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Professor Of Physics

University of Wisconsin
Lincoln, NY
Closing date
Sep 20, 2023

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Job Summary:
The Department of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking applicants for a new faculty member beginning Fall 2024 at the rank of either Associate or Full Professor, depending on qualifications.

The UW-Madison has highly ranked research programs in theoretical, computational, and experimental plasma physics and fusion research. The Physics Department seeks outstanding candidates with expertise in experimental plasma physics who will develop a leading experimental research program in one or more areas of fusion, plasma astrophysics, space physics, and basic plasma physics. Candidates must have a proven track record of innovation and high-impact research and are expected to build a vigorous, well-funded research program with an international profile. The ideal candidate will collaborate closely with colleagues in experimental and theoretical research programs in the Department and broader UW-Madison plasma community. The successful candidate will contribute to an inclusive, fair, and equitable environment that fosters engagement and a sense of belonging for faculty, staff, students and members of the broader community.
The candidate will be expected to perform teaching at all levels. Undergraduate and graduate classroom and individual instruction as well as supervision of graduate thesis research are required. Candidate will be expected to conduct high-impact scholarly research as well as provide service to the department, college, university and academic community nationally or internationally. The successful candidate, as a member of the College of Letters & Science, will proactively contribute to, support, and advance the college's commitment to diversity among all aspects of their teaching, research, and service.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion
PhD in Physics or a related field with expertise in plasma physics is required by start of the appointment.
6 years of postdoctoral experience in plasma physics is required at the Associate level, and 10+ years are required at the full Professor rank, each required prior to the start of the appointment.

The successful candidate will demonstrate experience with fostering or the ability to foster an inclusive and equity-centered teaching, learning, departmental and research environment where all can thrive.
Work Type:
Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Anticipated Begin Date:
AUGUST 19, 2024
ACADEMIC (9 months)
Additional Information:
The Department of Physics and the College of Letters & Science is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all of us, students, staff, and faculty, can thrive. Ours is a community in which we all are welcome. Most importantly, we strive to build a community in which all of us feel a great sense of belonging.

There is no excellence without diversity in all its forms; diverse teams are more creative and successful than homogeneous ones. We are better when we are diverse and when we acknowledge, celebrate and honor our diversity. In acknowledging and honoring our diversity, we also assume a responsibility to support and stand up for each other.
How to Apply:
Apply online at "Jobs at UW" ( This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with PVL#286160; please note that only one vacancy exists. Having two position vacancy listings allows the Search & Screen Committee to consider candidates in either a tenure or tenure-track position. Applicants for Assistant position will use PVL#286160. Applicants for Associate or Full Professor with tenure should apply using PVL#286485.

Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system. Applications submitted outside of this system will not be considered. Click the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

Please submit a cover letter, CV with publications, a statement on research, and a statement on teaching. Tenure candidates will be asked to provide contact information for three references; however, references will only be checked if a candidate becomes a finalist, and only after the candidate has been informed of being named a finalist.

Please note that applicants will be evaluated based upon submitted application materials and therefore should speak to and include evidence of their qualifications.

The deadline for ensuring full consideration is December 4, 2023, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Employment will require an institutional reference check regarding any misconduct. To be considered, applicants must upload a signed 'Authorization to Release Information' form as part of the application. The authorization form and a definition of 'misconduct' can be found here:
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.
Official Title:
Professor(FA020) or Associate Professor(FA030)
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