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Search OPEN: Assistant Professor (t-t) of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics or Physics Education Research

The Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics (LASSP) at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level, to begin July 1, 2023. We encourage applications in any and all areas of experimental condensed matter physics or physics education research

Areas of interest include (but are not limited to): biophysics, cold atoms and molecules, hard and soft condensed matter physics, materials, optics, quantum information and devices, statistical mechanics, x-ray physics, and physics education research. Candidates must hold a doctorate in an appropriate field. They must have demonstrated an ability to conduct outstanding research and show promise for future excellence in research and teaching within the physics department. They should be committed to enriching the diversity and excellence of Cornell’s academic community. 

Applications should be made at and must include: 

  • curriculum vitae
  • publication list
  • research statement
  • teaching/mentoring statement, and
  • a statement regarding equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).  

Candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation.

The research statement should include a summary of prior work and a proposal for future work. It should explain the importance of the candidate’s research, disambiguate their role in multi-author publications, and present both a short-term and long-term vision. The teaching/mentoring statement should give an account of prior teaching and mentoring experience and describe the candidate’s approach, philosophy, and ambitions. The EDI statement should describe the applicant’s past, present, and/or future aspirations for promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in their careers as researchers and educators, and/or to convey how they see these commitments continuing at Cornell. Further details are at

Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2022.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.