United States

Position type:

Full time


Negotiable- Academic (9 months)

28 Nov 2017
27 Dec 2017

Full details:

Reference number: 2017/11/27/4472

Faculty Position in Experimental Plasma Physics

for Fusion Energy Applications

Tenure track or tenured faculty level

The Department of Engineering Physics in the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks candidates for a tenure-track or tenure-level faculty position in Experimental Plasma Physics for Fusion Energy Applications. Candidates excelling in experimental high-temperature plasma physics, plasma-material interaction, plasma diagnostics, plasma control, and fusion magnetic confinement systems are sought. Some particular application areas of interest include toroidal plasma magnetic confinement devices, the physics of the plasma core and/or edge, and plasma surface interactions. Demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching in at least one of these fields is desired. Candidates having significant experience with university-scale magnetic confinement experiments or large-scale national and international fusion energy research facilities will receive priority. Appropriate knowledge and involvement in state of the art analysis and interpretative modeling tools are considered assets for the position.

The new hire will have a tenure home in the Department of Engineering Physics and will join a faculty group working on experimental and theoretical high-temperature plasma physics in the Department. The new hire will also benefit from and contribute to the highly collaborative plasma research environment on the UW-Madison campus. Faculty members are expected to establish and maintain a world-class graduate research program, teach courses, contribute to the education and professional development of undergraduate and graduate students, and engage in department, college, university, and appropriate community and professional service activities.



Degree and area of specialization: Ph.D. in Physics, Engineering Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field with a focus on high-temperature plasma physics.

Principal duties Teaching and developing undergraduate and graduate courses; supervising graduate student research; developing and directing a strong funded research program; participating in departmental and university faculty governance; and contributing to professional and public service.


Additional Information:

Applications beyond the deadline may be processed until the position is filled. The College of Engineering is committed to having a diverse faculty and student body. Candidates from under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.


TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION Application must be received by: January 15, 2018 for full consideration, position will stay open afterwards until filled.



Applicants are required to apply online at


Please provide one PDF document containing:

  • curriculum vitae
  • complete list of publications
  • statement of teaching experiences and plans
  • statement of research experience and interests and a research plan


All applicants must provide contact information of four references. Do not submit reference letters with initial application. This step will await a more formal process if consideration goes forward at a later date.

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