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Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

The Department of Physics at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Particle Physics Phenomenology. Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated but exceptional senior candidates will also be considered. We especially encourage candidates to apply with demonstrated expertise in neutrino and dark matter related research, with a background in particle-, astro- and/or nuclear physics. The successful candidate will complement, extend, or charter new directions to the department’s existing strengths in theoretical neutrino physics, particle physics phenomenology and particle-astrophysics. The Center for Neutrino Physics ( provides a stimulating research environment and close interactions with colleagues working on a wide range of neutrino and intensity frontier experiments. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty across the university on the Integrated Security Destination Area (


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in physics or a closely related field, and have postdoctoral experience at the time of appointment. They should demonstrate a strong record of accomplishments and creativity in physics research; vision, creativity, and leadership skills; a desire to advise and teach a student body which is diverse with respect to socio-economic status, interests, and abilities; and commitment / sensitivity to address issues of diversity in the university community.


Candidates should apply at TR0170117. The application package must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae with publication list, a statement of ongoing and planned research (not to exceed 3 pages), a brief description of teaching philosophy (not to exceed 1 page), and contact information for at least three references (five for senior candidates). Please, have your references send their recommendation letters to Ms. Heather Nolen at


Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled


The full ad and how to apply can be found here