Postdoctoral Research Associate Physics – Requires Reappointment

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Indiana State University

Location :
Terre Haute, Indiana

Expiry Date :
Fri, 06 Nov 2020 23:59:59 GMT

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Indiana State University has been recognized by Forbes as one of America s
Top Colleges and by the Princeton Review as among the best in the Midwest.
Located in Terre Haute, Indiana, its pedestrian friendly and beautifully
landscaped campus has earned a Tree Campus USA designation and has been
recognized by Princeton Review as one of the most environmentally responsible
college campuses.

Located in the heart of Terre Haute s downtown, Indiana State s campus
within walking distance to local shops and restaurants. Situated near the
Indiana-llinois border, the campus is about an hour s drive from Indianapol
and within a few hours of other major metropolitan areas including St. Louis,
Chicago, Cincinnati and Louisville.

The Indiana State student body represents all 50 states and more than 65
countries and is among the most diverse in Indiana. The University is ranked
number one among Indiana s public and private institutions on CollegeNet
annual social mobility index. There are more than 250 student-run organizations
offering activities and entertainment throughout the year along with 15 NCAA
Division I athletic teams, a first-rate student recreation center with numerous
classes and recreational sports programs, and a Performing Arts Series and
University Speakers Series which bring national touring productions and
speakers to campus.
Comments to Applicants
Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. for other than practical
training. The university will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

This position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, submit
application materials by October 23, 2020.
Department Chemistry & Physics Work Schedule
Normal Monday through Friday 8-4:30 or to be arranged.
Notice of Vacancy Number 20-00130 Desired Start Date 02/21/2021 Open Date 09/
25/2020 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Staff-Exempt Professional
Benefits Associated with this Position
Employee Benefits
Benefits Received for Exempt Staff (ER, AR, AG, AU)
* Life Insurance: The coverage amount is based on two and one-half times
appointment salary rounded up to the next whole thousand with a maximum
coverage of $100,000 and includes the same amount of Accidental Death and
Dismemberment benefits. The University currently pays the entire cost of
* Medical, Dental and Prescription Drug Coverage: The cost of coverage is
shared between employees and the University. Rates are determined by
participation in Wellness Program and use of tobacco products. Coverage
is available on the first of the month following appointment date.
* TIAA Retirement Contributions: Contributions begin based upon the first
day of employment at a contribution rate of ten (10) percent of base
appointment salary paid in full by ISU. The contributions are vested
immediately. There are 40 investment options from which to choose.
* TIAA Auto Enroll: New employees are automatically enrolled in a tax
deferred retirement program at hire: three (3) percent is deducted before
taxes for the program to facilitate retirement planning. Employees may
opt out of the program within 90 days.
* Long Term Disability Coverage: Employees are eligible after three (3)
years of continuous, regular employment with the University. This policy
guarantees approved disabled employees a 66 2/3 percent income protection
(from all sources) after 180 days of continuous total disability.
Immediate participation is available for current members of a comparable
group disability insurance program within 90 days prior to ISU employment
and that would have provided income protection upon disability for at
least five years.
* Fee Waiver Program: For the employee, spouse and dependent children:
Staff may enroll in up to 18 hours of course work each academic year at a
reduced rate. Spouses may enroll in 15 semester hours each academic year
with 80% of qualified tuition waived. Dependent children of regular full-
time staff who are full-time degree seeking undergraduate students at ISU
may receive a fee waiver of 80% of qualified tuition for up to a total of
ten (10) semesters.
* Sick Leave: Accrued at a rate of 12 days per fiscal year with unlimited
* Vacation: Pay level 11 and below accrues up to 15 vacation days earned
per year 1 through 4; 20 vacation days per year thereafter. Pay level 12
and above accrues 20 vacation days per year
Optional Benefits
* Voluntary Life Insurance: Additional amounts of life insurance may be
purchased on employee, spouse and dependent children.
* Voluntary Vision Plan: May enroll within the first 31 days of employment

The major responsibilities include: (1) Modifying and testing the
exchange-correlation functionals for the excited states; (2)
Developing the time-dependent DFT code; and (3) Exploring other
methods for the excited state dynamics.


PhD. in condensed matter physics and chemistry
theory, first-principles DFT or TDDFT, with special emphasis on
scientific computing and first-principles investigations and code
development; An excellent publication record; Full familiarity
with Fortran and C is needed within LINUX AND UNIX systems;
Required Field(s) of Study
Physics, Chemistry, Materials Engineering (must be computational), Computers
Science (must be applied).


Density functional theory, and other physical and chemical methods for the
dynamics and excited states. Preferred experience: working experience with the
code development
Supervisory Responsibilities This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Required Certificates, Licenses and Registrations Other Required Certificates,
Licenses and Registrations Preferred Certificates, Licenses and Registrations
Preferred Other Certificates, Licenses and Registrations Knowledge, Skills and
Abilities Able to adapt to change, Able to assemble, analyze and present data,
Able to learn and retain information, Able to plan, organize, and implement
projects in a timely manner, Able to read English, understand, and follow
verbal and written instructions, Able to work both independently and
collaboratively, Able to work carefully and politely around others, Able to
work well with others, Attention to detail, Demonstration of high ethical
standards, integrity, professionalism, politeness, and courteousness, Excellent
interpersonal, organizational, planning, teambuilding and problem solving
skills, Excellent public speaking skills, Experience and knowledge in job
related program, Experience in an educational environment preferred, Experience
managing Web Services, Experience using programming languages such as Java, C,
COBOL, PL/SQL, Experience with TCP/IP protocol, Proven verbal and written
communication skills, Willing to interact with students, Willing to work
extended hours during events and peak seasons, when required, Work effectively
with a diverse community Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent communication skills.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of
the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential

The information on this description is designed to indicate the general nature
and level of work performed by employees within the classification. It is not
designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all
duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to
this job.
NCAA Guidelines
All employees and staff of ISU are bound by all NCAA, Missouri Valley
Conference and institutional rules and regulations pertaining to
intercollegiate athletics and must conduct themselves in accordance therewith.
For more complete information on the duties and obligations of ISU employees
and staff in this regard, employees and staff should contact the Compliance
Office in the ISU Athletic Department.

No ISU employee (whether paid or a volunteer) shall knowingly influence others
to furnish the NCAA or an ISU investigator/compliance officer false or
misleading information concerning an individual s involvement in or knowled
of matters relevant to a possible violation of an NCAA regulation. Failure to
abide by this term of employment shall constitute unethical conduct as defined
by the NCAA and may result in immediate suspension and/or termination of the
employment relationship with ISU.
Position Reappointment Required Yes Job Duties Essential Duties and
The major responsibilities include: (1) Modifying the
exchange-correlation functionals for the excited states; (2)
Developing the time-dependent DFT code; and (3) Exploring other
methods for the excited state dynamics.


Performs other duties as assigned.
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