Assistant Professor - Physics

Queens, NY
Jan 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY) is an urban school in a suburban setting, where a large and diverse student body receives personalized attention. This formula has made us one of New York's premier educational institutions. The College offers a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research. Our liberal arts, science, and pre-professional programs earn high rankings in prestigious college guides such as The Princeton Review's list of America's Best Value Colleges.

The Department of Physics of Queens College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in Fall 2017. The position will be in the area of experimental photonics, with particular interest in nanophotonics, nanodevices, nanomaterials, or biophotonics. The Queens College Department of Physics is located in one of the flagship research colleges of CUNY and is part of the CUNY Graduate Center Doctoral Program in Physics. Our department also offers a Professional Science Master's degree in Photonics. Job responsibilities include but are not limited to: teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, serving on departmental and college committees, performing departmental administrative tasks as needed. The successful candidate will complement the department's current research strength in condensed matter physics and photonics, be able to utilize research facilities at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center. Details about the department and its current research programs are available at

The successful candidate will participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and is expected to build independent, externally funded research program. Performs research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.


A Ph.D. in Physics or a related area is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred.

Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


Applications must include a cover letter, a CV including publications, a description of research accomplishments and proposed research, and teaching philosophy. Candidates should submit all materials electronically via as ONE DOCUMENT in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.

A minimum of three confidential letters of recommendation three confidential letters of reference to be sent to Professor Alexander Lisyansky by email (

**Please use a simple name for the document that you uploaded, for example: JDoeResume. Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.


The position is open until filled with review of applications to begins December 8, 2016.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: Queens College

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Physics

Job ID: 15935

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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