Assistant Professor of Physics

Job description

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in experimental physics at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2019. A Ph.D. degree in physics or related field by the date of hire is required; teaching and postdoctoral research experiences are desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate physics courses at all levels of the curriculum, participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum, and involve students in research. Preference will be given to candidates who will engage in laboratory-based on-campus physics research. Application materials should include a cover letter, CV, and separate statements of teaching philosophy and research interests. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. All applications should speak directly to the candidate’s ability to work effectively with students across a wide range of identities and backgrounds. Candidates should arrange for three references to submit letters of recommendation. At least one person providing a recommendation should be able to address the candidate’s teaching qualifications, and at least one should be very familiar with the candidate’s research experience and potential for supervising students in undergraduate research. All documents must be submitted through Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employees or applicants for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other category covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York state. Its faculty have a strong commitment to teaching, and engage in successful research that receives support from both external and internal funding sources, including start-up funding. The Department of Physics and Astronomy has excellent teaching and research facilities. Further information about the Department of Physics and Astronomy can be found at




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Posted: 8/8/2018
Application Due: 10/7/2018
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