Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Theoretical/Computational Biophysics

Indiana, US
Mar 11, 2024
Posting live until
Apr 10, 2024

The Department of Physics at IU Indianapolis (http://www.physics.iupui.edu/) invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Theoretical/Computational Biophysics, to begin August 1, 2024. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in physics or a related discipline, demonstrate the ability to initiate and sustain an externally funded program of research, and be able to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Researchers with a record of interdisciplinary research are encouraged to apply. Faculty members in the department work in biophysics, condensed matter physics, AMO physics, physics education research, and precision measurements. IU Indianapolis, the health sciences focused campus of Indiana University, has strong bio-related research programs in multiple schools across campus, including the School of Medicine and the Luddy School of Informatics. This health-related focus provides the successful candidate plenty of opportunities for collaboration with research groups in these schools and others across campus. 

IU Indianapolis was formerly IUPUI, a joint campus of Indiana and Purdue Universities in Indianapolis, but as of July 1, 2024, a realignment has resulted in the campus, and Science departments in particular, becoming a part of the newly named IU Indianapolis (https://www.iupui.edu/vision/faqs.html).  As part of this restructuring, the Indiana General Assembly has provided $60 million to significantly expand and renovate research and laboratory space. The university is also creating two new institutes, the Convergent Bioscience and Technology Institute and the Institute for Human Health and Wellbeing, both of which have a significant bioscience focus. The personnel and resources of these institutes will provide additional avenues for collaborations.

The Department is especially interested in recruiting a candidate from groups that are under-represented in Physics. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of proposed research, a description of teaching experience and philosophy, and names and contact information for three references.  Apply at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/23354.

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2024, but applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

The IU Indianapolis campus is located near downtown Indianapolis, a city that uniquely combines the cultural amenities of urban life with the residential qualities of smaller communities and is highly affordable. As the major center for industry and government within the state, Indianapolis has a wide variety of research and training sites. IU Indianapolis has over $300 million in annual research awards in all disciplines. IU Indianapolis currently has more than 25,000 students, 2,500 faculty, and over 550 degree-programs. The School of Science enrolls more than 2,100 undergraduates and more than 500 M.S. and Ph.D. students.

The School of Science at Indiana University Indianapolis is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.

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As the state’s premier urban research institution, IU Indianapolis is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IU Indianapolis condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti-racist stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies, procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at IU Indianapolis.