Assisant Profesor of Physics

Coe College
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Sep 08, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor (Associate Professor is possible), beginning Fall 2018. All areas of research related to glassy materials are welcome, from structure, property relationships, simulation and modeling to advanced spectroscopy, bioglasses, and exotic manufacturing. We are seeking candidates with a strong interest in teaching in a liberal arts setting.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in Physics, Materials Science, or Physical Chemistry, or allied disciplines, with a focus in glass research (in exceptional cases ABD will be considered). Evidence of strong teaching skills with ability to teach undergraduate physics courses.

Preferred qualifications: Demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship.

Coe College Physics Department has a four-decades-long externally funded glass research program, with a special emphasis on the structural characterization and physical properties of oxide glasses. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to benefit from our glass making and modern characterization laboratories, equipped with various furnaces, calorimeters, pycnometers, levitator, SEM, AFM, Raman and FTIR spectrometers, and other instrumentation. The candidate will be expected to expand this nationally recognized research program that is accessible to undergraduates. Coe College Physics Department has been growing with currently over 90 majors, and graduating 15-20 majors per year.

Candidates should submit

·      a letter of application,

·      research plan,

·      statement of teaching philosophy,

·      C.V.,

·      unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts,

·      three letters of references uploaded


To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 1, 2017. The review of applications will begin on Nov 1st, 2017, we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Coe College is a selective, private, nationally recognized four-year coeducational liberal arts institution that has provided a superior education for students in a residential setting since 1851. With 1,400 students, Coe's attractive campus is located in the heart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a metropolitan area of 175,000 people, providing a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities.

Coe College is committed to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. Women, minority, and international candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Coe College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.