Brown Center for Theoretical Physics (BCTP) will nucleate faculty research teams bridging the various subfields of theoretical physics within the Physics Department, as well as crossing departmental boundaries with other physical science departments. The Center will house postdoctoral associates, hired specifically to create links between the different theoretical disciplines, and will also provide physical space and scientific programs that will encourage informal interactions that often lead to unexpected breakthroughs.
With the creation of a Theoretical Physics Center, Brown University will join other top physics departments which have similar successful programs. The BCTP will play a vital role in stimulating collaborative and interdisciplinary research, and both graduate and undergraduate educational experiences will be enhanced through activities supported by the Center. Based on the experience of similar centers, the BCTP will also provide a platform for obtaining increased financial support from government agencies, philanthropic foundations and private donors.
The Brown Center for Fundamental Physics (CFPU) of the Universe will unite Brownâ™s Astrophysics and Cosmology group with Brownâ™s Experiment Particle Physics group. Together, CFPU researchers will study the origin, evolution, composition, and fate of the Universe in a cohesive approach not possible with individual work. CFPU will address many of the most vexing and fundamental unsolved problems in physics, and will be better able to do this by combining research strengths in new ways.
The Center Coordinator works in partnership with the Directors for the BCTP and CFPU on strategic planning, design, and management of financial, administrative, and human resource operations as well as academic programs, events, and communications for two new interdisciplinary scholarly and research centers.
Two year position ending 6/30/21 with possibility of renewal.
Strong strategic planning and analytical skills.
Proven ability to evaluate and make sound recommendations on complex issues.
Preferred familiarity with University operations, including Facilities, Finance and project management.
Experience providing administrative support in an academic setting preferred
Strong financial and analytical skills.
Well-developed interpersonal skills.
Proficiency in the use of computers and computer applications, with desktop publishing and web page editing software desirable.
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Bachelorâ™s degree and a minimum of 3 years of closely-related administrative experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.
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Department of Physics
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Internal Number: REQ155096
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