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Research: Research Assistant Professor

Physics and Astronomy

College Station, Texas
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The Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences, of Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, research track position at the rank of research assistant professor.  The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment at the Texas A&M Cyclotron Institute and be expected to contribute to this thriving research environment.  This position will have a nine-month academic appointment (September 1-May 31) beginning as early as August 1, 2024, and have a duration of up to five (5) years; the addition of summer months employment is at the discretion of the research assistant professor and director of the Cyclotron Institute.  This position is not tenure-accruing. 

The successful candidate will assume full research responsibilities in nuclear theory, with all areas of nuclear theory considered, though the primary focus of the present search will be low-energy theoretical nuclear physics and nuclear astrophysics, and contribute to the educational and/or service mission of our department.  Efforts may include supervision of graduate assistants.

Information on the Department of Physics and Astronomy is available at http://physics.tamu.edu, and information on the Cyclotron Institute is located at https://cyclotron.tamu.edu.  Texas A&M University is located in College Station, Texas, adjacent to Bryan, Texas, around 90 minutes from the Houston and Austin metropolitan areas.  Bryan/College Station is a vibrant, dynamic community that offers cultural diversity, arts and entertainment, job opportunities, and affordable quality of life.

Positions include competitive benefits through Texas A&M University; see https://employees.tamu.edu/benefits for details.


Each applicant must hold an earned PhD or equivalent advanced degree in physics or a related field and have a strong, demonstrated record of original research.

Application Instructions

All applications must be submitted through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/124676Application review will begin on December 1, 2023 and continue until the position has been filled. 

Each applicant should submit:

  • a cover letter 
  • a curriculum vita including full publication list, and
  • a personal statement to include a description of future research plans (maximum three pages)
  • Confidential References to be uploaded to Interfolio by the letter writers (3).

Questions may be addressed to facultysearch@physics.tamu.edu.

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