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Yale University: School of Engineering and Applied Science: Applied Physics
Position Description

The Department of Applied Physics at Yale University invite applications for a faculty appointment at the intersection of experimental materials science and experimental condensed matter physics. Applications will be considered at the Assistant Professor level.

The successful candidate is expected to initiate a vibrant research group, be an interactive member of the Applied Physics Department and contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. To promote diversity, the Department welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Qualifications

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Applied Physics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, or an equivalent degree, at the time of the hire. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023.

Application Instructions

Applicants should create a profile in Interfolio and apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/115659. Required documents include: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (CV), a statement of current and future research plans (up to 3 pages), a teaching statement (up to one page), a diversity, equity and inclusion statement (up to one page), and up to five reprints of papers published or in press. Candidates should arrange for three referees to upload letters of recommendation by the due date. The review of applications will begin on January 3, 2023 and continue until the position has been filled. Please address questions to aphyquantummaterialssearch@yale.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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Yale University: School of Engineering and Applied Science: Applied Physics
Position Description

The Department of Applied Physics at Yale University and the Yale Quantum Institute invite applications for a faculty appointment in the area of theoretical quantum information science and technology. Applications will be considered at the Assistant Professor level. Quantum science and engineering is one of five top priority areas identified in the University’s Science Strategy Report and we have a vibrant and expanding community both in the Yale Quantum Institute and described more broadly at Quantum at Yale. Yale is engaged in a campus-wide investment in quantum science, engineering, and materials. Along with multiple appointments in these areas, the University has committed to, and is in the planning stages for, a new Physical Science and Engineering building which will provide state-of-the-art facilities in quantum science, including quantum information science and quantum computing.

The successful candidate is expected to initiate a vibrant research group, be an interactive member of the Applied Physics Department, and contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. To promote diversity, the Department welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Qualifications

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Applied Physics, Physics, or an equivalent degree, at the time of the hire. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023.

Application Instructions

Applicants should create a profile in Interfolio and apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/115683 and upload a cover letter, CV, a statement of current and future research plans (up to 3 pages), a teaching statement (up to one page), a diversity statement (up to one page), and up to five reprints of papers published or in press. Candidates should arrange for three referees to upload letters of recommendation by the due date. Applications that are complete by December 1, 2022 will receive full consideration, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Please address questions to the search committee at APhyQuantumInfoTheorySearch@yale.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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Yale University: Faculty of Arts and Sciences: Physical Science: Physics
Position Description

The Department of Physics at Yale University invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Astrophysics & Cosmology.  Yale offers a lively academic environment and access to world-class astronomical facilities, including the Keck, and Palomar telescopes. Yale is an institutional member of the SDSS-IV, SDSS-V, and Simons Observatory collaborations, and Yale faculty are also involved in DESI, LSST, CMB-S4, and CHIME. Yale also offers High-Performance Computing facilities and has established a new Institute for the Foundations of Data Science. Current astrophysics research at Yale includes cosmology, black holes, high-energy astrophysics, dark matter, dark energy, large-scale structure, galaxy evolution, stellar evolution, star formation, exoplanets, solar physics, and the interface of particle physics and astrophysics. Observers, instrumentalists, and theorists are all encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate is expected to build a vibrant research group, be an interactive member of the Physics Department, and contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. To promote diversity, the Department welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. Applicants must hold a PhD or an equivalent degree at the time of the hire. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023.

Applicants should create a profile in Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/113697 and upload a cover letter, CV, a list of publications, a statement of current and future research plans (up to 3 pages), a teaching statement (up to one page), a diversity statement (up to one page), and a minimum of three letters of reference, to be uploaded by the letter writers. Applications that are complete by November 15, 2022, will receive full consideration; however, the search will remain open until the position is filled. Please note there is an open position in data-driven astronomy in the Astronomy Department, so where appropriate, applicants are encouraged to apply for that position as well. Please address questions and nominations to the Chair of the search committee, Prof. Reina Maruyama, via AstrophysicsSearch@mailman.yale.edu.

Qualifications

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Physics, or a closely related field, at the time of the hire.

Application Instructions

See position description and application instructions above.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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Yale University: Faculty of Arts and Sciences: Physical Sciences: Physics
Position Description

The Department of Physics at Yale University and the newly established Yale Quantitative Biology Institute (QBio) invite applications for a junior faculty appointment in the area of Biological Physics, working jointly between the department and the institute. Applications will be considered at the Assistant Professor level.

Recently, physicists have opened to theory new areas of living systems that were previously empirical. A much wider universe of living and evolutionary phenomena is now ripe for a revolution in understanding akin to that which transformed our understanding of hard condensed matter. Yale is making significant investments in this direction, establishing the new Quantitative Biology Institute (QBio) in the newly built, state-of-the-art Yale Science Building (YSB) on main campus, alongside labs from the physics and biology departments.  The successful candidate will be located in the QBio Institute. The mission of QBio is to gain insight into the logic of Life, and to uncover new principles by which living matter – both natural and engineered – self-organizes and computes.

We especially encourage applications from candidates using creative physics theory approaches to understand any living system, or those using living systems to generate new theoretical insight. The successful candidate will be provided with space for theoretical research within the QBio Institute in YSB, and access to shared or stand-alone empirical laboratory space if needed for their research program. The broad research interests of the QBio faculty include systems neuroscience, microbiology, evolution, materials science, soft condensed matter, molecular and cellular biology, non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, information theory, data sciences, and virology.

The successful candidate is expected to initiate a vibrant research group, be an interactive member of the Physics Department and of the QBio Institute, and contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of Yale’s broader academic community. The Physics Department and the QBio Institute therefore particularly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Physics, or a closely related field, at the time of the hire. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023.

Applicants should create a profile in Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/113696 and upload a cover letter, CV, a statement of current and future research plans (up to 3 pages), a teaching statement (1-2 pages), a diversity statement (1-2 pages), a list of up to five selected publications, and up to five reprints of papers published or in press. Candidates should arrange for at least three referees to upload letters of recommendation by the due date. To ensure full consideration please submit all materials by November 15, 2022.  Interviews and talks will be part of a two-day symposium tentatively scheduled for February 2-3, 2023.

Questions about the position can be submitted to the search committee at PhysBiosearch@mailman.yale.edu.

Qualifications

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Physics, or a closely related field, at the time of the hire. 

Application Instructions

See position description and application instructions above. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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Yale University: Faculty of Arts and Sciences: Physical Science: Physics
Position Description

The Department of Physics at Yale University invites applications for a faculty appointment in the area of experimental nuclear physics. Applications will be considered at the Assistant Professor level.
 
The areas of interest for this search include experimental topics in Hot and Cold QCD research broadly defined, such as those currently, but not exclusively, underway at BNL, JLAB, CERN and GSI. The successful candidate is expected to initiate a vibrant research group at the Yale Wright Laboratory, be an engaged member of the Physics Department and contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Yale is engaged in campus-wide cross-cutting investments in instrumentation development including significant new investment in the Wright Laboratory which houses unique on-site state-of-the-art research facilities, technical infrastructure, and interaction spaces to support innovative instrument development, experimental research, and training of the next generation of scientists. 

We are especially interested in candidates who contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.  To promote diversity, the Department especially welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. Applicants must hold a PhD or an equivalent degree at the time of the hire. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023.

Applicants should create a profile in Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/113692 and upload a cover letter, CV and publication list, a statement of current and future research plans (up to 3 pages), a teaching/mentoring statement (up to one page), a diversity statement (up to one page), and up to five publications. Applicants are encouraged to annotate their publication list to highlight their contributions on large collaboration papers. Applicants should also arrange for three referees to upload letters of recommendation by the due date.  Applications that are complete by November 1st, 2022 will receive full consideration, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  We also welcome nominations for the position, which should be directed to the email address below. Please address questions and nominations to the Chair of the search committee Prof. Nikhil Padmanabhan via PhysNuclearSearch@mailman.yale.edu.

Qualifications

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Physics, or a closely related field, at the time of the hire. 

Application Instructions

See position description and application instructions above.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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Yale University: Faculty of Arts and Sciences: Physical Sciences: Physics
Position Description

The Department of Physics at Yale University invites applications for a faculty appointment in the area of experimental quantum science. Applications will be considered at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Full Professor level. Quantum science and engineering is one of five top priority areas identified in the University’s Science Strategy Report and we have a vibrant and expanding community both in the Yale Quantum Institute and described more broadly at Quantum at Yale. Yale is engaged in a campus-wide investment in quantum science, engineering, and materials; we are conducting several searches in this broad area across a range of departments and expect to conduct additional searches in this area in future years. Yale’s planned investments in these research areas includes a new state-of-the-art building for the physical sciences and engineering.

The areas of interest for this particular search include but are not limited to quantum condensed matter experiment (CME), atomic/molecular/optical (AMO), quantum information science (QIS) and development of quantum-sensing techniques for application to fundamental measurements in other areas such as nuclear and particle physics. 

The successful candidate is expected to initiate a vibrant research group, be an interactive member of the Physics Department, and contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. To promote diversity, the Department welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. Applicants must hold a PhD in Physics, or an equivalent degree, at the time of the hire. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023. 

Applicants should create a profile in Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/103762) and upload a cover letter, CV, a statement of current and future research plans (up to 3 pages), a teaching statement (up to one page), a diversity statement (up to one page), and up to five reprints of papers published or in press. In addition to applications, we also welcome nominations for the position, which should be directed to the email address below. Assistant professor candidates should arrange for three referees to upload letters of recommendation by the due date. Applications that are complete by October 1st, 2022, will receive full consideration, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Please address questions and nominations to the Chair of the search committee, Helen Caines, via PhysQuantumSearch@mailman.yale.edu.

Qualifications

Applicants must hold a Ph.D in Physics, or an equivalent degree, at the time of the hire. 

Application Instructions

See position description and application instructions above. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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Yale University: Faculty of Arts and Sciences: Physical Sciences: Physics
Position Description
The Department of Physics at Yale University invites applications for a faculty appointment in the area of experimental Atomic, Molecular, and Optical physics, broadly defined. Applications will be considered at the tenured Associate Professor and Full Professor levels. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2022.
 
The newly appointed faculty member will join a dynamic group of experimentalists in AMO, quantum information, and other closely allied areas, and will also benefit from interactions with Yale’s world-class group of theorists in quantum many-body physics.
 
The successful candidate is expected to initiate a vibrant research group, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute broadly to the activities of the Physics Department. To promote diversity, the Department especially welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.
 
Qualifications
Ph.D. in Physics, or an equivalent degree, at the time of the hire.  
 
Application Instructions
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, and a research statement. The latter should include a description of the proposed research program and the anticipated required resources. Any questions should be sent to Prof. Keith Baker (oliver.baker@yale.edu), chair of the search committee. Review of applications will begin November 21, 2021.
 
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Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships

Position Description

The Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics invites applications for the YCAA Prize Fellowship. The YCAA is part of a vibrant research community in the Astronomy and Physics departments at Yale. The Fellowship is for three years (renewed annually subject to performance) and offers salary, benefits and research funds comparable to the Hubble and other similar prize fellowships.

Yale offers a lively academic community and access to world-class astronomical facilities, including the Keck and Palomar telescopes, and to Chilean telescopes through an ongoing Chilean collaboration. Because Yale is an institutional member of the SDSS-IV and SDSS-V collaborations, YCAA Fellows can automatically join both. YCAA Fellows also have access to High-Performance Computing facilities at Yale.

Fellows are expected to carry out their own research program, although research interests that intersect with those of Yale astrophysics faculty (see https://ycaa.yale.edu/people/faculty) are preferred. Active research at Yale spans most areas in astrophysics and includes theoretical, observational, and instrumentation efforts.
 
Qualifications
Applicants must have received their Ph.D. in astronomy or astrophysics/cosmology by June 2023.
 
Application Instructions
Applicants should apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/112851 and must submit their curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a brief (max 3 pages) description of their anticipated research program by November 4, 2022. Candidates should also arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be submitted to the above URL by November 4. YCAA Fellowship candidates will also be considered for any other open postdoctoral positions in astrophysics at Yale in their fields of interest, unless they ask to be considered only for the YCAA Fellowship.
 
Applications that are complete by November 4, 2022 will be assured of full consideration.
 
Inquiries about job: Meg Urry, meg.urry@yale.edu
 
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

 

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Position Description

The Yale Physics Department invites applications for the Yale Mossman Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship is intended to support promising physicists in the early stages of their careers. The application deadline is November 15, 2022.

This year’s fellowship will be in any subfield of physics. The fellowship provides a three-year appointment with a competitive stipend, discretionary annual research fund, comprehensive health insurance, and access to the department’s research facilities. 

Yale has an active and engaged research community in many subfields of physics including astrophysics and cosmology, atomic physics, biophysics, condensed matter, gravitational physics, nuclear and particle physics, and quantum science. More information about the department’s research activities can be found at physics.yale.edu/research.

Interested candidates should submit their application online. Application materials include a CV, a publication list, a minimum of three letters of recommendation, and a statement of research interest. Review of applications will begin immediately but applications received by November 15, 2022 will receive full consideration.

Yale strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. Yale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

For inquiries about this position, please contact the committee.

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The Condensed Matter Theory group at Yale University seeks outstanding applicants for a Yale Physics Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship
Position Description

The Condensed Matter Theory group at Yale University seeks outstanding applicants for a Yale Physics Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship endowed by Yale University, to start in the Summer or Fall of 2023. The successful applicant will receive a Yale Physics Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship endowed by Yale University. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in quantum aspects of condensed matter theory and research interests in the general areas of electron correlations, low-dimensional systems, topological phases of matter, disorder, cold atomic gases, and physics of quantum information. The postdoctoral scholar is encouraged to work independently or in collaboration with faculty members (Meng Cheng, Steve Girvin, Leonid Glazman, Nicholas Read and Ramamurti Shankar). Candidates should forward their CV with publication list and outline of research interests, and arrange for three recommendation letters. Candidates may also include up to four selected preprints and reprints. Electronic submission (in PDF format) of applications and supporting materials is strongly preferred. Please submit all materials, including recommendation letters, to Interfolio. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

Applications and letters must be received prior to October 31, 2022 to guarantee full consideration.

Yale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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Graduate Research Opportunities

graduate wright lab
Position Description
Graduate and undergraduate research opportunities at Wright Lab.
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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

undergraduate Wright Lab
Position Description
Graduate and undergraduate research opportunities at Wright Lab.
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undergraduate
Position Description
Research opportunities for undergraduate students.
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Staff Positions

staff
Position Description
Reporting to the Administrative Services Supervisor, this position serves as the Senior Administrative Assistant supporting the Chair and the department of Physics. Provides comprehensive, high level support to the Chair, as the Chair’s Assistant, the departmental faculty and the search/promotion/tenure and appointment process. Serves as the principal source of information regarding policies and procedures related to faculty appointments. Ensures timely reviews for reappointments and promotions by establishing reasonable schedules. Reviews promotion materials to ensure compliance. Coordinates the electronic and secure distribution of appointment and promotion documents to appropriate committee members. Assists in responding to, screening, and triaging requests and assists resolving or triaging questions regarding faculty searches for applicants and reference letter writers. Reviews information gathered for faculty searches by the search committee. Processes additional appointments as needed. Serves as Physics liaison to cultivate relationships and builds networks with faculty and staff in other Yale departments, other universities, institutions and alumni. Responsible for processing supplier setup, expense reimbursements, supplier invoice requests Yale forms, policies and procedures. Coordinate detailed and complex travel, both domestic and international. Schedule and coordinate logistics with respect to events planning, including researching and pricing venues, venue selection, set-up, advertising, catering, technical support, identifying and anticipating all needs and accommodations for meetings, events, conferences, seminars and other faculty and departmental events as required. Strong working knowledge of Yale domestic and international travel policies and procedures including ACH and wire transfers. Prepare and distribute materials for meetings as well as taking minutes as needed. Actively updates and oversees the department website and digital e-board with fresh designs and content changes and assists with communication to the department and beyond. Work with the technical team to troubleshoot any website/e-board problems, update website format and accessibility compliance. Ensure facilities and office machines are maintained as needed. Respond to requests for information and provide assistance. Schedule and coordinate meetings and appointments. Perform additional duties incidental to office activities as necessary to maintain highest level of customer service.
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staff
Position Description
Reporting to the Administrative Services Supervisor, this position provides high-level administrative support to faculty, research staff and students in the Department of Physics. Serves as a source of information to faculty, students, visitors, and seminar speakers on Yale policies and procedures. Compose, format, compile data and prepare first drafts of letters, memos, reports, Power Point presentations, course documents and other materials, proofread edit and review materials for grammar, accuracy, and completeness. Coordinate travel arrangements, process expense reports and other business-related transactions in support of the unit. Schedule and support meetings, seminars/conferences, and catering. Type up exams and ensure office of disabilities is notified of any special needs. Organizes, coordinates, and implement department specific events as needed, order food including coffee and snacks, and gather materials. Oversee the use and maintenance of office equipment. Coordinate repairs and floor maintenance with relevant service providers. Order office, lab, and computer supplies. Negotiate with vendors on price, taxes, and shipping. Sort and distribute mail. Gather research papers and special orders. Provide coverage as needed for other Administrative Assistants. Maintain Canvas as needed. Coordinate and order keys as needed, track and assign keys in department database. Other duties as assigned.
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