Open Rank Faculty Position in Physics of Living Systems Job ID 263323

Open Rank Faculty Position in Physics of Living Systems – Georgia Institute of Technology

The School of Physics ( at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track faculty position in the area of Physics of Living Systems (PoLS). We welcome all approaches (experimental, theoretical, and computational) across scales (molecular, cellular, organismal, and/or ecological). A successful applicant will join an active, diverse PoLS group of eight faculty members anchored in the School of Physics with strong interdisciplinary ties within Physics as well as with other schools in the Colleges of Sciences, Engineering, and Computing. Appointments at senior ranks may be considered for qualified applicants that especially augment our current efforts and future priorities. Applicants are expected to have received a doctorate in Physics or a related discipline and display a strong research interest in the Physics of Living Systems. An exceptional commitment to high-quality teaching and mentoring of students.

The application package should include the following materials in PDF format: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications, a statement of research interests, and a description of teaching and mentoring plans. In addition, applicants should arrange for at least three confidential reference letters to be submitted on the applicants’ behalf to They should also include the referees’ names and contact information in the application package. Applicants should only apply via Georgia Tech CAREERS Application system at - Job ID 263323. Review of complete applications will begin Nov. 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information about this job opening, please contact Dr. JC Gumbart at

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with numerous economic and cultural strengths. The School of Physics currently has 44 academic faculty, and its graduate program is ranked 21st in the nation by US News and World Report. The School has a broad research program with strengths in astrophysics, condensed matter, atomic, molecular and optical physics, physics of living systems, nonlinear science and soft matter physics. The School is also a key player in interdisciplinary initiatives established within Georgia Tech, such as quantum systems, neuroscience, microbial dynamics, planetary sciences, and data science/machine learning. Its diverse student body comprises more than 150 graduate students (Ph.D. and Masters) and over 270 undergraduate majors.

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