Assistant/Associate Professor (Job# 11310 )
Department of Physics
Arizona State University

The Department of Physics at Arizona State University (ASU) seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant/associate professor level in biomolecular structural modeling and programming with an anticipated start date in Fall 2016. The successful candidate will become part of an interdisciplinary team at ASU that aims to create
intelligent materials and processes by design. She/he will be expected to develop a vigorous externally-funded research program at ASU with significant national and international recognition; teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels; participate in professional and university service; and collaborate with the team of ASU faculty in the Center for Molecular Design and Biomimetics at the Biodesign Institute at ASU. We are especially interested in candidates with interests in designing and simulating biomolecular systems (e.g. DNA, RNA, protein/peptide) to create self-assembling nanoarchitectures, devices, and to understand how they interact with biological systems and material interfaces.

ASU is in the Phoenix metropolitan area in Tempe, Arizona and is one of the largest universities in the U.S. Recently ranked as one of the top 100 research universities in the world, its 40 physics faculty work mainly in Biophysics, Nano and Materials Science, and Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics. More information on ASU Physics faculty and their achievements can be found at ASU is also home to both the Beyond Center ( and the Origins Project (

Minimum Qualifications:
• Doctorate in field relevant to physics or biophysics by the time of appointment
• Demonstrated potential to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program.
• Strong commitment to excellence in teaching

Desired Qualifications:
• Postdoctoral experience
• A strong record of research accomplishments
• Experience working in an interdisciplinary environment

To apply, please submit as a single PDF document: (1) a cover letter which includes the names and email addresses of three references, (2) a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, (3) a succinct outline of future research plans, and (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and interests. PDF application materials should be submitted via the employment application portal found at The applicant should arrange for the three references identified in the cover letter to upload letters of recommendation to the employment portal listed above. Initial application deadline is November 1, 2015; if not filled, review of applications will continue weekly until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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