Tenure track faculty positions at the Racah Institute of Physics for the academic year 2014/2015
(Submission deadline: September 20, 2013)
The Racah Institute of Physics at the Hebrew University invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at all levels and in all fields of physics.
Faculty candidates are expected to have a strong track record in research and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Candidates should have a Ph.D degree and a postdoctoral research experience.
The successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses (in Hebrew), to lead an active research group involving M.Sc and Ph.D students and to raise external funding for their research. Note that teaching at the Hebrew University is done primarily in Hebrew. While excellent candidates who are not fluent in Hebrew will be considered, successful candidates will be expected to be able to teach a class in Hebrew within a couple of years.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and a brief research statement. The CV, list of publications and research statement should be included in a single file, in the PDF format. Please do not include any additional material.
Applicants should also request recommendation letters from three references (including the thesis advisor and the postdoc mentor) to be sent directly to the Racah Institute.
Applications and reference letters should be submitted by email to: email@example.com
The applications and the reference letters should be addressed to: Prof. Ofer Biham, Head of the Racah Institute of Physics.
Acknowledgements of receipt will be sent by the Racah Institute administrator, Ms. Etty Adiel. Updates and further inquiries should also be sent to the email address indicated above.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible. The deadline for the complete applications and reference letters is September 20, 2013. The formal review of the applications will start shortly after this deadline. The search committee will select a short list of promising candidates. For these candidates we will schedule interview visits, which will include a seminar talk and meetings with members of the search committee and of the relevant research group. These visits will take place during the month of November, 2013 and the first half of December 2013. Note that the Racah Institute cannot cover travel expenses of candidates.
In order to give us sufficient lead time, all applicants are encouraged to submit pre-applications by July 20, 2013. These pre-applications should be sent to the same email address indicated above and include only the CV and list of publications. Candidates are also encouraged to be in contact with the relevant research groups or researchers at the Racah Institute during their postdoc period and towards the time in which they wish to apply.
Detailed instructions for the preparation of the full applications:
1. On the first page, the name of the candidate should appear prominently, as well as the words “Curriculum Vitae” and the date on which the document was updated.
2. In every section, entries should appear in chronological order, beginning with the earliest date.
3. In general, the file should contain the candidate’s CV, list of publications and scientific biography, all written in English.
B. SECTIONS OF THE CURRICULUM VITAE
1. Personal Details: Date of birth, country of birth, date of immigration, identity number, *nationality, *family status, *number of children, *military service (or national service), permanent address, home and work phone numbers, fax number, e-mail address.
2. Higher Education: Date, name of institution, areas of study, degree (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate), name of supervisor (for a doctorate). Items should appear in chronological order from the earliest to the latest.
3. Employment: Date, name of institution, area of research, type of position (post-doctoral fellow, research associate, assistant professor), name of faculty host (for post-doctoral positions). Items should appear in chronological order, from the earliest to the latest.
4. Research grants and fellowships should be listed, specifying the source and the period in which the support was awarded.
5. Prizes and awards.
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
1. The candidate’s name and the date on which the List was last updated should appear at the top of the first page.
2. The main List of Publications will include only those publications actually published, or publications which have been accepted for publication. Submitted papers may be included in a separate list.
B. SECTIONS IN THE LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
1. Doctoral Dissertation: Title of dissertation, name of supervisor, date of award of degree, was the dissertation published and in what form, when and where, the numbers of the publications in the general List resulting from the dissertation.
a) Articles in refereed journals: articles that have appeared, or are in press, or have been accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed scientific literature. The following information should be included: title of the article, list of authors, name of the journal, volume, page and year of publication. The list of publications should be ordered CHRONOLOGICALLY starting with the earliest paper and ending with the most recent paper. Reverse order or other ordering methods (such as according to the number of citations) cannot be accepted.
b) The names of the authors should appear according to the order in which they appear in the publication.
c) In the list of publications, the function of co-author/s of an article should be indicated by means of the addition of a letter (in parentheses) after the name, as follows: Principal Investigator (PI), student (S), co-researcher (C), technician/laboratory assistant (T). More than one author may serve in a particular category, including Principal Investigator in multi-disciplinary works. Of course, this is not an exact science and you should simply use your best judgement. The names of all co-authors on all the papers in the list should be marked by one of these symbols.
Example: Theory of superconductivity, J. Bardeen (PI), L.N. Cooper (C) and J.R. Schrieffer (S), Physical Review 108, 1175 (1957).
d) The following indices should be included for each publication in peer reviewed scientific journals: the number of citations of the paper, according to the ISI Web of Science (apps.isiknowledge.com) and the Impact Factor of the journal according to the ISI Journal Citation Reports (admin-apps.isiknowledge.com/JCR/JCR).
e) It is also recommended to include the impact rank, also called the ISI ranking (e.g. 3/156 - i.e. the journal appearing third in the inclusive list of 156 journals in the field - the name of the field may also be added).
Example: Self-organized criticality – an explanation of 1/f noise, P. Bak, C. Tang and K. Wiesenfeld, Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 381 (1987). [number of citations: 3,226, Impact Factor: 7.3, Impact Rank: 6/71].
3. Participation in Scientific Conferences, Lectures, and Other Activity: Indicate the subject, and in relation to conferences - indicate whether lecture (including whether key-note or invited, if relevant), presentation of a poster or abstract.
1. This document should contain a description of the candidate’s important scientific contributions to his/her field of research, of his/her important publications in this field, and an indication of future plans.
2. The research statement should not exceed three pages.
This document should follow the research statement and contain a description of the candidate's teaching experience, including teaching assistant positions. It should present the candidate's overview about teaching in research universities in general and in physics in particular. It would also be helpful if the candidate could specify courses that he/she would be particularly interested in teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The teaching statement should not exceed one page.