Assistant Professor of Physics

Montclair, NJ
Mar 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Montclair State is New Jersey's second largest university. It offers the advantages of a large university - a broad undergraduate curriculum with a global focus, a wide variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level, and a diverse faculty and student body - combined with a small college's attention to students.

Posting Date September 21, 2016

Position Title Assistant Professor of Physics

Vacancy # V-F43

Department College of Science and Mathematics

Division Academic Affairs

Job Description

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Physics. Priority will be given to a physicist or astronomer with expertise in experiment, instrumentation, or data analysis. Applications from all areas of fundamental physics or astronomy are welcome to apply. We are especially, but not solely, interested in candidates with expertise in gravitational physics, atomic physics, nuclear or particle physics, exoplanets or solar system astronomy, radio astronomy, quantum computing, biophysics, and statistical physics. The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of experimental physics and will be able to directly involve undergraduates in hands-on laboratory research.

The Physics program at Montclair State University is part of the Department of Mathematical Sciences. In addition to a major and minor in physics, we also offer concentrations in astronomy and certifications in physics teaching. Our program includes several BS and MS degree options in mathematics and statistics, 5-yr BS/MS programs, and a PhD program in Math Education. In addition to mentoring our undergraduates, Physics faculty have the opportunity to mentor students in Mathematics MS programs.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences comprises the disciplines of applied mathematics, pure mathematics, mathematics education, physics, and statistics, with a total of 29 full-time, tenured and tenure-track faculty. The Department offers a number of Bachelors and Master's degree programs. Additionally, some members of the Department faculty are affiliated with the interdisciplinary PhD program in Environmental Management and the Center for Quantitative Obesity Research. Montclair State University is New Jersey's second-largest university, with over 20,000 students and is a Research Doctoral University under the Carnegie classification of higher-education institutions as well as a state-designated Research University. The University has a highly diverse student body and has met the criteria to be a Federally-designated Hispanic-Serving Institution.

Qualifications & Requirements

A Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy is required; postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred. Candidates are expected to pursue research that will secure external funding and involve undergraduates. The successful candidate should also have a strong commitment to quality teaching in a broad range of courses at the undergraduate level. We are especially interested in candidates who can support and further develop the experimental physics component of our curriculum.

Salary Range
Commensurate with experience.

Anticipated Start Date September 1, 2017

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Applications should include a cover letter, CV (including a publication list), research statement, a teaching statement, and at least three letters of recommendation. Research and teaching statements should each be five pages or less. Applications should be submitted to Questions or requests for information should be sent to the Chair of the hiring committee, Marc Favata, at

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Organizational Marketing Statement:

Building on a distinguished 105-year history, Montclair State University is proud to be a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. The university's six colleges and schools serve more than 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 300 majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs. Situated on a beautiful, 250-acre suburban campus just 14 miles from New York City, Montclair State combines the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a dynamic, sophisticated, and diverse academic environment.

EEO/AA Statement:

Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the MSU website at



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