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The Department of Physics at North Carolina State University is seeking exceptionally qualified candidates for two tenure-track faculty positions to begin Fall 2018.

Our Vision: Our faculty envision the NC State Department of Physics as performing creative, highly visible research in fundamental and applied science. Our vision blends fundamental physics and applications, theory and experiment, and integrates research and innovative teaching to create a vibrant intellectual atmosphere within a welcoming and collegial environment. We are looking for faculty who share this vision, who will establish highly competitive research programs, and who will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring. While these searches are broadly defined, we seek candidates who are open to collaborations in areas of current research strengths in the department and on our campus. Additional information about the department can be found here.

Theoretical Strong Interaction Physics

Position Number: 00104951
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The initial appointment is partially funded by the DOE Nuclear Physics Topical Collaboration on "Beam Energy Scan Theory (BEST)" and the Riken/BNL Research Center at Brookhaven National Laboratory. A successful candidate is expected to contribute to the goals of the collaboration, which include Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics, Transport Theory, and Lattice Gauge Theory. Applicants will also need a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Astrophysics or Astronomy

Position Number: 00104952
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While consideration will be given to outstanding individuals with expertise in all relevant fields, it is expected the successful candidate will establish a highly competitive, independent research program that enhances the department’s current strengths in computational astrophysics, supernovae/supernova remnants/pulsar-wind nebulae, stellar astrophysics, gravitational physics and cosmology, and theoretical nuclear/neutrino astrophysics. Applicants will also need a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring at both undergraduate and graduate levels.


To apply, please visit the position number linked above, where you can submit a curriculum vitae and a brief summary of research and teaching goals. Applicants should also arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent by e-mail to, with the name of the applicant in the subject line. We plan to hire at the assistant professor level, but will also consider exceptionally qualified senior applicants. To receive full consideration, applications for the Fall 2018 academic year should be received by December 1, 2017.

For additional job opportunities, check out NC State's Cluster Searches here. The Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program bring world-class faculty in diverse fields to NC State.

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. The university is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.