Assistant Professor (tenure-track) - Experimental Condensed Matter Physics or Optics

Emory University, Department of Physics
Georgia, US
Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes benefits.
Posting live until
15 Dec 2023

Job Details


The Department of Physics at Emory University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in experimental condensed matter physics or optics, broadly defined, to begin in fall 2024. We are particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate creativity in their research field and would benefit from and complement the existing strengths of the Department and its affiliates. For a detailed description of the ongoing departmental research, see We are committed to building a faculty with a diverse set of skills and viewpoints, and cultivating an inclusive community that values and welcomes all its members. Thus, we are seeking a diverse pool of candidates who align with these goals. Emory’s institutional statement on diversity can be found here: Applicants must have a PhD in physics or a closely related field and a documented record of research accomplishments commensurate with their academic rank. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent, internationally recognized, and externally funded research program and to demonstrate excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate will be part of the growing condensed matter physics and optics group in the department and will benefit from an interdisciplinary environment that includes interactions with strong programs in soft matter physics, biophysics and quantum chemistry at Emory, collaborations with Georgia Tech and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and extensive support and mentoring resources for research and teaching. Emory University is a private top-ranked research university in the city of Atlanta and benefits from its location in a diverse and vibrant metropolis.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a Curriculum Vitae, research plan, teaching statement, and a statement describing your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentoring of students from diverse backgrounds to Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the same site.  Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2023. Full consideration will be given to applications received up to 30 days after review begins.

Please send questions about the position to Prof. Justin Burton at

Emory University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer in Atlanta, GA. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.


The moderate size of our Department allows us to emphasize collegiality and a sense of community, as well as a comprehensive student experience including high teaching standards in a small-classroom environment, direct interaction with faculty/advisors, accessibility of research facilities, and diverse extracurricular activities.

Our Department benefits from the beautiful campus setting of Emory University surrounded by quiet residential neighborhoods, with easy access to the urban conveniences of Atlanta, such as top-tier restaurants, shopping, nightlife, professional sports and other entertainment, as well as an undergraduate lounge conveniently located adjacent to faculty offices. 

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