Professor of Biophysics and Experimental Condensed Physics

University of Illinois


The Department of Physics invites applications for a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty position in the fields of Experimental Biophysics or Experimental Condensed Matter Physics beginning as early as August 16, 2020. Senior and mid-career faculty are encourage to apply, but all qualified candidates will be considered. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University commitment to diversity, please visit:

Scientists from all subfields of hard condensed matter experiment are encouraged to apply. The experimental condensed matter group is especially strong in studies of quantum materials and devices and has close ties to the theoretical condensed matter group.

We are also searching for candidates who use and develop experimental methods to understand living systems, either at the cellular or multicellular level. Candidates with experience in developing techniques oriented towards eukaryotic systems are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful individual will participate closely in the activities of our Center for the Physics of Living Cells, and will be expected to collaborate with other faculty in our group.

A successful candidate is expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, have a strong record of publication, and to lead a vigorous research program at the cutting edge of the field. Ideal candidates include those who demonstrate evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service endeavors.

Qualified senior candidates may also be considered for tenured Associate Professor and Full Professor positions as part of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative. Over the next few years, more than 35 new endowed professorships and chairs will be established in areas of strategic interest to The Grainger College of Engineering. Such areas include, but are not limited to, bioengineering, big data, quantum information, robotics and machine learning. More information about the Grainger Initiative can be found at

To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at and upload a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a brief description of research and teaching interests and plans, statement on diversity, and the names of three people who can provide letters of recommendation. The statement on diversity should address past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service. Please contact Margie Gamel at 217-333-3762 or for further inquiries or questions. Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2019. Applications will be evaluated as received. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.


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The Grainger College of Engineering: Professor (Open Rank) - Biophysics or Experimental Condensed Physics - Department of Physics (123185)