Open Pool Positions

Employment:                                   Admin Professional/ Research Professional

College:                                              Natural Sciences

Department:                                    Physics

Proposed Annual Salary Range: $40,000-$85,000. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Position Summary: The Department of Physics seeks applications from individuals who are interested in Research Scientist/Scholar I, II, III and Senior positions within the department which are temporary or special appointments for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • Level I is for individuals who have obtained a Ph.D. (generally within the last three years) and have significant professional accomplishments.
    • Level II is analogous to the Assistant Professor title for regular faculty. It generally includes people with three to seven years of experience beyond the Ph.D. and very significant professional accomplishments.
    • Level III is analogous to the Associate Professor title for regular faculty. It generally includes individuals with more than seven years of experience beyond the Ph.D., and with extremely significant professional accomplishments.
    • The Senior level is analogous to the full Professor title for regular faculty. It generally includes individuals well beyond the Ph.D. that have demonstrated outstanding, sustained, and extraordinary professional accomplishments as well as professional leadership.

Ranking and qualifications within these levels are done on a case-by-case basis with factors that include the publication record, past research funding, professional honors and awards, decisive discoveries, and management experience.

Applicable department research areas include, among others, theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics, atomic and molecular optics, and high energy and astrophysics. The department also provides instruction for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Required Job Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline.

Application Instructions Summary: Interested individuals should submit in pdf format 1) a current resume; and 2) a statement of research interests.

At least three professional references, including email addresses, should be included within your application. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Research scientist open pool positions may be temporary or special assignment. Annual terms and reappointment may depend on performance and/or the continued availability of funding. Please indicate in application materials your interest in being considered for temporary assignment openings and/or special assignment openings.

The pool will expire 06-30-2022. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.

For full position details and to apply, visit: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/89399.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Employment:                                   Admin Professional/ Research Professional

College:                                              Natural Sciences

Department:                                    Physics

Proposed Annual Salary Range: $35,000-$55,000. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Position Summary: The Department of Physics seeks applications from individuals who are interested in postdoctoral fellow research experience in areas including, among others, theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics, atomic and molecular optics, and high energy and astrophysics.

Required Job Qualifications: Applicants must have completed all the requirements for a Ph.D. degree in an appropriate discipline, before beginning this assignment.

Application Instructions Summary: Interested individuals should submit in pdf format 1) a current resume; and 2) a statement of research interests.

At least three professional references, including email addresses, should be included within your application. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Postdoctoral research open pool positions may be temporary or special assignment. Annual terms and reappointment may depend on performance and/or the continued availability of funding. Please indicate in application materials your interest in being considered for temporary assignment openings and/or special assignment openings.

The pool will expire 06-30-2022. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.

For full position details and to apply, visit: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/89397.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Employment:                                   Admin Professional/ Research Professional

College:                                              Natural Sciences

Department:                                    Physics

Proposed Annual Salary Range: $30,000-$70,000. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Position Summary: The Department of Physics seeks applications throughout the academic year from individuals who are interested in obtaining temporary or special research positions within the department in areas including, among others, theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics, atomic and molecular optics, and high energy and astrophysics.

    • Level I is an entry-level position for individuals with a Bachelors degree and less than 3 years of experience.
    • Level II is the position to which a Research Associate I is promoted after 3 years, or an individual with a Bachelors degree and more than 3 years of relevant experience or a recent Masters degree with no additional professional experience.
    • Level III is the position to which a Research Associate II is promoted, or an individual with a Bachelors degree and 5 years of work-related experience or a Masters degree with at least 2 year of experience. An individual with a PhD that does not have any additional experience may also be appointed to this position.
    • Level IV is the level to which a Research Associate III is promoted, or an individual with a Bachelors degree and 10 years of work-related experience. An individual with a Masters degree with more than 5 years experience may be appointed to this position, as well as a PhD who has at least 2 years experience.
    • The Senior level is the level to which a Research Associate IV is promoted, or individuals with extensive post-baccalaureate experience or a Masters degree and significant professional experience. Individuals with a PhD with at least 5 years of experience may also be eligible.

Ranking and qualifications within these levels are done on a case-by-case basis with factors that include the publication record, past research funding, professional honors and awards, decisive discoveries, and management experience. Applicable department research areas include, among others, theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics, atomic and molecular optics, and high energy and astrophysics.

Required Job Qualifications: Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline.

Application Instructions Summary:  Interested individuals should submit in pdf format 1) a current resume; and 2) a statement of research interests.

At least three professional references, including email addresses, should be included within your application. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Research associate open pool positions may be temporary or special assignment. Annual terms and reappointment may depend on performance and/or the continued availability of funding. Please indicate in application materials your interest in being considered for temporary assignment openings and/or special assignment openings.

The pool will expire 06-30-2022. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.

For full position details and to apply, visit: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/89398.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Employment:                                   Academic Faculty

College:                                              Natural Sciences

Department:                                    Physics

Proposed Annual Salary Range: Per course/section; full-time 9 month equivalent salary $50,000 – $70,000 though generally part-time

Position Summary: The Department of Physics seeks applications from physics instructors who are interested in adjunct (temporary), contract (special), or continuing (special) assignments at Colorado State University.

The instructor in physics will contribute to the Department of Physics at Colorado State University through a range of activities. The major commitment will be teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses or supervising laboratory instruction as appropriate to the instructor’s background and the needs of the department. In addition, the instructor is expected to demonstrate interest in improving teaching and learning in the department through other activities. These can include but are not limited to activities such as improving methods for physics instruction; mentoring undergraduate students in outreach activities; developing new lecture demonstrations; developing and revising peer evaluation tools. In general, the instructor is expected to interact with other members of the department including faculty, staff, and students, enriching and enhancing the undergraduate and/or graduate education program offered by the Department of Physics at Colorado State University.

Required Job Qualifications: Master’s degree in Physics or closely related areas, or a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics with previous university teaching experience in Physics.

Application Instructions Summary: Interested individuals should submit in pdf format 1) a current resume; and 2) a statement of research interests.

At least three professional references, including email addresses, should be included within your application. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Instructor open pool positions may be temporary or special assignment. Annual terms and reappointment may depend on performance and/or the continued availability of funding. Please indicate in application materials your interest in being considered for temporary assignment openings and/or special assignment openings.

The pool will expire 06-30-2022. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.

For full position details and to apply, visit: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/89400.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Individuals who are interested in temporary research positions at the Research Scientist or Scholar level.

Individuals who are interested in obtaining postdoctoral research positions.

Individuals who are interested in temporary positions within the department.

Individuals who are interested in obtaining temporary Instructor positions.

Currently Available Positions

Employment:                                   Admin Professional/ Research Professional

College:                                              Natural Sciences

Department:                                   Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Position Summary: We invite applications for post-doctoral positions in the group of Prof. Carmen Menoni in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Colorado State University. Our research focuses in understanding fundamental properties of amorphous oxides, which are key components in optical interference coatings in state-of-the-art lasers and ultra-stable optical cavities. We investigate structural and optical properties of these materials and their multilayers. As part of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) international collaboration our group has been investigating novel amorphous oxides for the coatings of these ultra-sensitive interferometers in which internal friction in the coatings is a key limiting factor. We have unique capabilities to grow these materials by ion beam sputtering and to study their structural and optical properties with multiple techniques, some of which are developed in our lab.

The post-doctoral student will gain a broad experience in the optics and material science of amorphous materials. The post-doc will have ample opportunities for professional development, including participating at conferences, in the LIGO Optics Working Group workshops and meetings where the candidate will be able to interact with a large group of scientists and engineers at CSU and those within the international LIGO Optical Working Group. The post-doc will also be able to participate in LIGO campaigns at one of the US sites. Post-docs in Menoni’s group are very successful in finding rewarding job opportunities in academe, industry and research laboratories worldwide.

For more information about the scope of the research and recent publications visit: www.lasers.colostate.edu

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Required Job Qualifications: Applicants must have completed all the requirements for a Ph.D. degree in an appropriate discipline, before beginning this assignment.

Application Instructions Summary: To inquire about this opportunity please write to Prof. Menoni at carmen.menoni@colostate.edu.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Employment:                                   Academic Faculty

College:                                              Natural Sciences

Department:                                    Physics

Proposed Annual Salary Range: $78,000 – $90,000 (9 month). Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Start Date:                                        August 2022 or as appropriate.

Application Deadline:                    Applications completed by December 3, 2021 will receive full consideration but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Position Summary: The Department of Physics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor with research interests in experimental atomic, molecular, and optical physics. Exceptional candidates from all areas of AMO physics are encouraged to apply, especially those working in the fields of quantum information science (i.e., quantum metrology and sensing) and precision measurement. Colorado State University is a land-grant institution with a strong commitment to research and scholarly excellence. The Department of Physics is comprised of 21 faculty members with research programs in atomic, molecular, and optical physics; condensed matter physics; and high-energy and particle astrophysics. The AMO program includes experimental groups in precision spectroscopy of simple atoms and ions, ultra-cold atoms and plasmas, single atom detection for neutrino physics, XUV laser physics, and quantum-enabled studies of fundamental physics. The appointed individual is expected to: (1) build a forward looking and internationally recognized research program within the framework of their individual areas of interest and expertise that is consistent with the goals and objectives of a university environment; (2) actively participate in the teaching/mentoring/advising of undergraduate and graduate students; (3) participate in department and university administrative governance functions; (4) engage in scholarly/professional endeavors to support their continued growth as a teacher and a scholar; and (5) fulfill the general faculty responsibilities in the Academic Faculty and Administrative Professional Manual, https://facultycouncil.colostate.edu/faculty-manual/.

To see a pdf version of this information, please click here.

Required Job Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in physics or a related field. Postdoctoral and/or substantial experience beyond the Ph.D. is expected. Candidates should have an excellent record of research that includes significant publications in refereed journals. Evidence of initiative and leadership in research, and the potential to develop a vigorous, internationally recognized research program is essential. Candidates should have strong communication skills and a commitment to excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Application Instructions Summary:  Complete applications consist of a cover letter; detailed CV; description of research plans; description of teaching interests; description of potential contributions to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at Colorado State University. Three letters of reference are also requested; please provide names and contact information for three referees. References will be contacted immediately upon submission of application and will receive an email with a link to submit their letter. The letters of recommendation may be submitted up to one week after the full consideration date. No mail in applications or letters will be accepted. Applications should be submitted online at https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/93906. Application materials will be reviewed by the search committee and the application materials for semi-finalists will be shared with the full Department of Physics faculty. Questions should be directed to Chair, AMO Physics Search Committee, AMO_Physics_Search@mail.colostate.edu. (note underscore). Information about the Department of Physics may be found at http://www.physics.colostate.edu.

Colorado State University, with an enrollment of about 33,000 students, holds the prestigious Tier 1 – Very High Research Activity ranking from the Carnegie Foundation. Fort Collins is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States. It is an attractive community of about 170,000 inhabitants at the base of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, 65 miles north of Denver. The city offers a pleasant climate with excellent schools and abundant cultural and recreational opportunities nearby. More information on Fort Collins is available at https://www.fcgov.com/. The Front Range is a hightechnology hub, with companies such as AMD, Intel, Xilinx, HP, LSI Logic, IBM, Sun Microsystems, Lockheed Martin, Ball Aerospace, Honeywell Quantum Solutions, ColdQuanta, and Lucent Technologies. The Department of Physics at Colorado State University values diversity of background as well as diversity of perspective by embracing a wide, inclusive definition of diversity, including: culture, ideas and approaches, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, geographic background, national origin, and religious and
spiritual beliefs. Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services. Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and apply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment:                                   Academic Faculty

College:                                              Natural Sciences

Department:                                    Physics

Proposed Annual Salary Range: $78,000 – $90,000 (9 month). Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Start Date:                                        August 2022 or as appropriate.

Application Deadline:                    Applications completed by November 11, 2021 will receive full consideration but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Position Summary: The Department of Physics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, seeks to hire one tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor with research interests in theoretical high-energy physics. Exceptional candidates will be considered for positions with a more senior rank. Candidates whose research complements the CSU program in high-energy physics and particle astrophysics (HEPPA) are strongly encouraged to apply. Colorado State University is a land-grant institution with a strong commitment to scholarly excellence and to research that impacts society and addresses global problems. The Department of Physics is comprised of 21 faculty members with research programs in atomic, molecular, and optical physics; condensed matter physics; and HEPPA. Members of the CSU HEPPA research group work on theoretical pursuits in dark matter, neutrino physics and particle cosmology, and several forefront experiments: the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), NOvA, the Fermilab Short-Baseline Neutrino (SBN) program, MicroBooNE, EXO200, and nEXO. Group members study neutrino flavor oscillations and neutrino interactions, search for evidence of sterile neutrinos, dark matter and neutrinoless double beta decay, and utilize high-performance computing for HEP applications (SciDAC4). The HEPPA program has been designated a Colorado State University Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence. The appointed individual is expected to: (1) build a forward looking and internationally recognized research program within the framework of their individual areas of interest and expertise that is consistent with the goals and objectives of a university environment; (2) actively participate in the teaching/mentoring/advising of undergraduate and graduate students; (3) participate in department and university administrative governance functions; (4) engage in scholarly/professional endeavors to support their continued growth as a teacher and a scholar; (5) advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion; and (6) fulfill the general faculty responsibilities in the Academic Faculty and Administrative Professional Manual, https://facultycouncil.colostate.edu/faculty-manual/.

To see a pdf version of this information, please click here.

Required Job Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in physics or a related field. Postdoctoral and/or substantial experience beyond the Ph.D. is expected. Candidates should have an excellent record of research including significant publications in refereed journals. Evidence of initiative and leadership in research, and the potential to develop a vigorous, internationally recognized research program is essential. Candidates should have strong communication skills and a commitment to excellence in teaching/mentoring/advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals, and activities.

Application Instructions Summary: Complete applications consist of a cover letter; detailed CV; description of research plans; description of teaching interests; description of potential contributions to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at Colorado State University. Three letters of reference are also requested; please provide names and contact information for three referees. Applications should be submitted online at https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/93929. Questions should be directed to Chair, HEPPA Search Committee, physics_hep@mail.colostate.edu. Information about the Department of Physics may be found at http://www.physics.colostate.edu. This site also has links to information about Fort Collins and environs.

Colorado State University, with an enrollment of about 28,000 students, holds the Tier 1 – Very High Research Activity ranking from the Carnegie Foundation. Fort Collins is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States. It is an attractive community of about 170,000 inhabitants at the base of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, 65 miles north of Denver. The Front Range has developed into a high-technology hub, with companies such as AMD, Intel, HP, LSI Logic, IBM, Sun Microsystems, Lockheed Martin, Ball Aerospace, and Lucent Technologies. Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services. The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407. The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.