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Junior Faculty Job Opening

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The Department of Applied Physics at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor.  Applicants should exhibit the potential to run a world-leading independent research program and should possess good communication skills and a commitment to teaching and mentoring. We seek candidates with exceptional promise of major future achievements who will lead innovative research efforts in fields broadly aligned with the existing strengths and interests of the Department.  Areas of interest include but are not limited to: Atomic, molecular, & optical physics; biophysics broadly construed; condensed matter & materials physics; lasers & photonics; quantum engineering & quantum information; accelerator physics; ultrafast and x-ray physics. Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in a core science or engineering discipline at the time of the appointment, have outstanding potential for establishing an independent research program, and show promise of becoming an excellent teacher and advisor at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The term of appointment is expected to begin on September 1, 2023.

Candidates should apply through the Stanford Faculty Positions website and upload:

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae (including a publication list)
  • a research and teaching statement (no more than three single-spaced pages)
  • a brief (no more than 300 words) summary of expected research program
  • candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online

The Applied Physics Department, School of Humanities & Sciences, and Stanford University value faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates may optionally include as part of their research or teaching statement a brief discussion of how their work will further these ideals.

Further information about Stanford’s Department of Applied Physics may be found at Inquiries may be directed to Jessica Kubo, Director of Finance & Operations,

The application process will close on November 15, 2022; later applications may be considered at the discretion of the search committee. 

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical missions.