The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in experimental condensed matter physics. The department expects to make an appointment at the assistant professor level. This search primarily seeks an outstanding individual whose emphasis is on neutron or x-ray spectroscopy of hard condensed matter systems, who will complement and extend existing experimental and theoretical activities in condensed matter physics (see http://physics.rice.edu/). A PhD in physics or related field is required. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, a list of publications, and two or three selected reprints, in a single PDF file, to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “CME Search” or to Prof. Douglas Natelson, Chair, Condensed Matter Search Committee, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy – MS 61, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005. Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent by email or post. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but only those received by December 1, 2012 will be assured full consideration. The appointment is expected to start in July 2013. Rice University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer; women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
On a tangentially related note, I encourage people who want to understand more about how the faculty job search process works to read my previous posts on the topic. This is a good place to start, followed by this and this. As commenter Charles Day pointed out, here is a Physics Today article freely available on this topic.