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The Department of Physics at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park campus) anticipates making one or more faculty appointments that will start in Fall 2015. We seek exceptional candidates in any of the department’s current areas of research, which are AMO physics, astro-particle physics, biological physics, condensed matter physics, cosmology and gravitation, and particle physics. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and an outstanding research record. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates for assistant professor should apply here:

Applications require a letter of application, a CV, and a brief description of research plans. Candidates will need to arrange for four letters of recommendation to be submitted to the application site.

Candidates for associate or full professor should apply here:

Applications require a letter of application, a CV, a brief description of research plans, and a list of at least six references. Candidates may arrange for reference letters to be submitted to the application site.

In addition to the Academic Jobs Online application, Penn State requires all applicants to register and complete the application form at the Penn State Employment website.   Application materials do not need to be uploaded to the Penn State site.

Applications will be considered as they arrive. Those completed by December 1, 2014 will be assured of full consideration. Later applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

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