Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 16, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 228151-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional
Department: DEPT-A4867

Position Summary:

The Department of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August, 2020.

UW-Madison is the home institution to the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. With its first two years of data, IceCube discovered a flux of cosmic neutrinos in 2013. A multimessenger campaign triggered by a high-energy IceCube neutrino pinpointed the first cosmic ray accelerator, a supermassive black hole. Initial funding is in place to prepare and design the next-generation detector that will constitute the neutrino component for future multimessenger astronomy. By detecting neutrinos with energies ranging from a few GeV to 10,000 TeV, the instrument also provides excellent opportunities to study neutrinos themselves. We are therefore seeking applications from outstanding scientists interested in using IceCube data to advance research in neutrino astronomy and neutrino physics. These positions will also provide the opportunity to help lead construction of the IceCube Upgrade, now under way, and in the design of the next-generation detector. Candidates will collaborate closely with colleagues in the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center, the Department of Physics, and the Department of Astronomy.

Principal Duties:

The candidate will be expected to perform teaching at all levels. Undergraduate and graduate classroom and individual instruction as well as supervision of graduate thesis research are required. Candidate will be expected to conduct high-impact scholarly research as well as provide service to the department, college, university and academic community nationally or internationally.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Ph.D. in Physics, with specialization in experimental neutrino physics and astroparticle physics

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

A minimum of 3 years of postdoctoral research experience in experimental neutrino physics and astroparticle physics are required.

Additional Information:

A competitive recruitment and selection process was conducted for this employment opportunity and a U.S. worker was not selected. An application for Alien Employment Certification is being filed on behalf of an alien to fill the employment opportunity. Anyone with documentary evidence relative to the application, or available workers, wages and/or working conditions, may contact the Regional Certifying Office of the Department of Labor at the following address:
U.S Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Foreign Labor Certification National Processing Center Harris Tower
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Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 17, 2021


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

The position has been filled. This posting is mandatory to meet a United States Department of Labor requirement. See the job posting for more details.


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Advertised: 15 Oct 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 16 Nov 2020 Central Standard Time

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