Job Information

Michigan State University(MSU) Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Tenure System in East Lansing, Michigan

Working/Functional Title

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Tenure System

Position Summary

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenure-system open rank faculty position in theoretical high-energy physics (HEP) to enhance existing theoretical and experimental efforts in the HEP group. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to carry out forefront research and a commitment to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment while fulfilling teaching and service responsibilities at MSU. The appointment will be at any rank, from the assistant- to full-professor level, depending on the experience and achievements of the candidate. We are particularly interested in outstanding applicants who would be considered for the Wu-Ki Tung Endowed professorship. The professorship will support future faculty members who share Wu-Ki's passion for particle physics research combined with scientific collaboration and collegiality.


MSU plays a leading role in the global analysis of parton distribution functions (PDFs), and has a strong theory effort in Standard-Model quantum-chromodynamics (QCD) phenomenology and in lattice gauge theory. These areas of expertise complement the MSU experimental high-energy group's robust program in collider physics at the energy frontier (ATLAS at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC)), neutrino physics (T2K, SBN, DUNE) and astrophysics (HAWC, ICECUBE, P-ONE). Notably, the theory and experimental groups collaborate closely, especially in the context of the CTEQ collaboration. We are particularly interested in areas such as higher-order calculations, in QCD and electroweak physics, or in the implementation of these calculations in parton-shower Monte-Carlo programs.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -High Energy Physics or related field

Minimum Requirements

Applicants for this position must possess a Ph.D. in Physics, and have a demonstrated record of impactful research in theoretical high-energy physics or related areas. Interested applicants must describe in their application:

? ability to conduct scholarly research

? ability to lead collaborative research projects and/or calculations

? a future research program that enhances and/or complements existing theoretical and experimental efforts at MSU

? ability to formulate scientific questions and effectively communicate scientific concepts

? potential for obtaining external research funding

? ability to teach physics courses with evidence-based techniques

? ability to advise student research projects

? ability to work with diverse groups and to contribute to a climate of inclusion

? a commitment to service in the field of high-energy physics, the department, the college, the university, and to the public at large

Required Application Materials

To ensure a holistic assessment of candidates, we request that applications include:

(1) a 1-page cover letter that describes their qualifications in the context of this search, such as describing planned contributions and complementarity or enhancement to MSU's HEP theory and experimental program(s).


(2) a CV, including a list of publications, accepted and pending proposals for funding/resources, contributed and invited talks, teaching and mentoring roles, leadership positions, awards, contributions to the academic community, and efforts in public outreach.


(3) a research statement (2-4 pages) highlight