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Computational Many-Body Physics, Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 19, 2023

Job Details

Job Title

Computational Many-Body Physics, Postdoctoral Research Assistant


Physics and Astronomy

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching and meaningful service. We also seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with diverse students.



Job Summary/Basic Function

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a 12-month, full-time postdoctoral research fellow position (#K20010). This is a two-year appointment with a start date as early as February 1, 2024.

The successful candidate will be a qualified scholar with experience in many-body theory and computation in physics of strongly correlated and disordered systems in and out of equilibrium and have experience developing and applying the Quantum Monte Carlo and/or many-body quantum embedding tools (DMFT, CPA, DCA, etc.). The postdoctoral scholar will join a research project focused on numerical study and method development in quantum systems with disorder. The project is funded by a Department of Energy grant with Dr. Hanna Terletska as the primary investigator.

Required Education

A terminal degree in physics or a closely related field is required. ABD will be considered if it is close to completion.

Other Desirables

Those with experience developing and applying many-body numerical tools for quantum systems in and out of equilibrium will receive special consideration. In addition, those with ab initio experience for correlated quantum materials and those with machine learning tools experience will receive special consideration.

Documents Needed to Apply

To successfully apply, applicants must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and research statement (as appropriate to the discipline) during the online application process.

Special Instruction to Applicants

For more information about serving as a faculty member at Middle Tennessee State University, please visit our faculty recruitment webpage at

If you need help applying, please contact Mitzi Dunkley, Faculty Recruitment Specialist, at (615) 898-5128. If you have position-specific questions, please contact Hanna Terletska at

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave for Administrative/Classified Staff/12-month Faculty
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you will be required to provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: 01/02/2024

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