Assistant Professor in Theoretical Hadronic Physics

The Department of Physics at the College of William and Mary (W&M) and the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) seek applications for a joint tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in theoretical physics with specialization in theoretical Nuclear and Hadronic Physics, including the fields of perturbative and nonperturbative QCD, hadron structure and spectroscopy, effective field theories and the application of lattice QCD to all aspects of strong interaction physics.  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics or a related field at the time of appointment (August 10, 2013).  The successful candidate is expected to initiate and maintain a strong research program, seek external funding, and demonstrate excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Sporades Lattice QCD cluster

 The W&M Department of Physics, where the appointee would be a regular faculty member, currently has 27 full-time faculty, approximately 65 PhD graduate students, and a substantial number of undergraduate majors who actively participate in its various research programs.  The JLab Theory Group, where the appointee would be a senior staff member, currently consists of thirteen permanent senior members (seven of whom have joint appointments at neighboring PhD-granting universities), postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. 

Applicants must apply online  at  and submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and statements of research and teaching interests. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of at least three references who will be contacted by us with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference. Review of applications begins December 1, 2012.  Applications received after this date will be considered if needed.

Further information concerning the W&M Physics Department, Jefferson Lab, and this search can be found at and The College and Jefferson Lab are EO/AA employers. We are committed to the principle of diversity and seek a broad spectrum of candidates. The College of William & Mary conducts background checks on applicants for employment.

For inquires regarding this search, please contact Kostas Orginos, Chair of the Search Committee at [[kostas]].