Assistant Professor in Electronic Structure at University of Delaware

The Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Delaware seeks an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in the area of theoretical / computational condensed matter physics focused on electronic structure. All areas of modern ab initio and many-body methods applied to realistic materials or molecular systems will be given thorough consideration including: density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent DFT; many-body perturbation theory and coupled-cluster methods; GW-Bethe-Salpeter equation; dynamical mean-field theory; quantum Monte Carlo; tensor networks, matrix product states and density matrix renormalization group; and methods for nonequilibrium electronic structure. Candidates with experience in developing new algorithms that can efficiently utilize local and remote high performance computing resources are especially invited to apply. The successful candidate will also engage in high-quality teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, will be eager to work in a collaborative and interdisciplinary research environment and aim to become a leader in their fields. The new faculty member will also play a critical role in the interdisciplinary Quantum Science and Engineering graduate program (hxxps://, as well as in collaborations with spintronics, nanomagnetism and low-dimensional electronic materials experimentalists in Physics and Astronomy, UD Chemistry and several engineering departments interacting through UD MRSEC ( The successful candidate will benefit from a competitive start-up package. In addition to pursuing an excellent research program, they will be expected to provide effective instruction and advising to a diverse population of graduate and undergraduate students and to demonstrate commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the educational, research, and academic service activities. UD International Students and Scholars Services will provide assistance to international scholars.

For full consideration applications should be submitted by October 31, 2022, but applications will be accepted until position is filled. Applicants should upload (1) a cover letter (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a four-page maximum research proposal, (4) a two-page statement on their teaching experience, interests, and philosophy and (5) a one-page statement on how their teaching, research and/or service can demonstrate a commitment to and advance diversity, equity and inclusion. All these documents and contact information for three references should be submitted to hxxp:// (the reference contacts will receive an automated request to upload the letters). Reference letters must be uploaded before the application can be reviewed. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022. For additional information, please email inquiries to

Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

A more detailed version of the announcement with additional information on this position is available on the University of Delaware’s website: