Assistant Professor - Department of Physics and Astronomy

Clemson, SC

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Assistant Professor - Department of Physics and Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Clemson University seeks candidates for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in experimental biophysics starting August 2025. The successful applicant will develop a research program at the frontier of biological physics/biophysics relevant to health-related sciences, contribute to developing the Medical Biophysics M.S. and Ph.D. program, and complement and extend existing research strengths.

The successful applicant will join a thriving Physics department with internationally-recognized, cutting-edge programs in experimental, computational, and theoretical biological physics, single molecule biophysics, advanced materials, condensed matter theory, astrophysics, atmospheric and space physics, experimental and theoretical quantum physics.

About the Department:

Clemson offers a rich environment of synergistic resources including: the Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center, The Center for Human Genetics, the Advance Materials Innovation Complex, the South Carolina Translational Research Improving Musculoskeletal Health (SC-TRIMH), the Palmetto Computing Center, the Clemson Light Imaging facility, the Electron Microscopy facility, the AIRISE Institute and the Watt AI program. Clemson received a $20 M NSF investment to change health care using AI and Biomedical research is a fundamental pillar of the strategic plan of Clemson University, which is committed to building an AAU-aligned faculty to address societal needs, creating world class research infrastructure, and leveraging Innovation Campuses and partnerships.

For more information about the Physics & Astronomy department programs, please visit the website: https://www.clemson.edu/science/academics/departments/physics/index.html

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