Faculty position opening: University of São Paulo, Institute of Physics, Department of Mechanics and Materials Physics.

Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure track)

Application deadline: September 10th, 2014 (23:59, Brasília local time)

The Department of Materials Physics and Mechanics (DFMT) invites highly-motivated candidates to apply for a faculty position in the general areas of “Strongly Correlated Electron Systems” or “Molecular Magnetism” or “Interaction of the Electromagnetic Radiation with Matter”. The opening is for an experimental physicist at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level, and is part of an initiative for further significant growth in these areas of knowledge.

The University of São Paulo has been consistently ranked among the top research institutions in Latin America.  DFMT has proven academic excellence, and its faculty members are extremely active in many different topics such as New Materials, Nanoscience, Quantum Devices, Semiconductors, Biomolecular Physics, Organic Semiconductors, Complex Systems, Low-Temperatures Physics, and Magnetism.

New faculty members are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, show research productivity commensurate with their experience, and a capacity to develop and sustain a research program that will result in peer-reviewed publications.  They are also expected to advise students, provide service to the university, and sustain international collaborations. Both the application and the selection process can be done in Portuguese or entirely in English if the candidate does not speak Portuguese. We strongly encourage candidates from Brazil as well as from other countries to apply. The application form and a description of the documentation necessary to apply can be found in the link Rules and Documentation. We expect the presential interviews to take place late in the second semester of 2014 in order to start the appointment by March 2015.

More information about DFMT, its research activitied and facilities can be found at


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us:

(Head of DFMT): Prof. Euzi C. F. da Silva (euzicfs@if.usp.br),

(Strongly Correlated Electron Systems): Prof. Renato Jardim (rjardim@if.usp.br)

(Molecular Magnetism): Prof. Rafael Freitas (freitas@if.usp.br)

(Electromagnetic Radiation Interaction with Matter):

Prof. Antonio Domingues dos Santos (adsantos@if.usp.br)

Prof. Alain André Quivy (aquivy@if.usp.br)


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