Open Faculty Positions

The College of Science at the University of Notre Dame has faculty positions open in biophysics and physics




The University of Notre Dame is actively seeking candidates for a senior-level faculty position in experimental and/or computational biophysics. With major funding from the William & Linda Stavropoulos Family Foundation, the University of Notre Dame is launching an interdisciplinary Center for Biophysics ( The Center will complement the university’s recent major strategic research investments to create and promote a highly collaborative environment for interdisciplinary research, including a recently-opened 200,000 square-foot molecular sciences research building.


The successful candidate should have a distinguished record of accomplishments at the interface of physics and biology, commensurate with appointment as an endowed chair. These include a strong, internationally recognized and extramurally funded research program and a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The position includes salary, start-up funding and laboratory space commensurate with level.


Candidates should submit a confidential letter of inquiry and curriculum vitae to Professor Patricia L. Clark, Chair of the search committee, through Interfolio. To request further information please contact Professor Clark at or (574) 631-8353. Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


The University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer; we strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity.  


Department of Physics

Tenure-track Faculty in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics. Physicists at all levels are encouraged to apply.

The condensed matter group at Notre Dame consists of 8 experimental and 4 theoretical faculty, doing research in hard and soft condensed matter physics, complex networks, and biophysics. The successful candidate should have a strong track record in experimental condensed matter research, will be expected to attract independent research funding, and to teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s experience and research accomplishments. The expected start date is August 2018. The Department of Physics has 43 tenured and tenure-track faculty; another 23 research, teaching and concurrent faculty; more than 100 graduate students; and about 120 undergraduate physics majors. Additional information about the department and the College of Science can be found at and respectively.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, detailed research plans, and a statement of teaching interests. Candidates must also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed beginning September 15, and on a continuing basis until the position is filled.

This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at


The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration.  The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace.  We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity.  Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

Apply for Tenure-track Faculty in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

The University of Notre Dame is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to diversity and endeavors to foster a vibrant learning community animated by the Catholic intellectual tradition.