Assistant Professor - Department of Physics

Washington D.C.
Sep 04, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor - Department of Physics

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The Department of Physics at Georgetown University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in theoretical/computational condensed matter physics at the rank of Assistant Professor.

We seek candidates who have potential for synergy with on-going research efforts in the department. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, hard condensed matter and quantum materials. The university's location in Washington, DC provides opportunities for building additional collaborative ties with researchers in nearby government laboratories, universities, and other research institutions.

Faculty responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, participation in university service and professional activities, and development of an externally funded research program that provides opportunities for training and mentorship of students.

A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in physics or a closely related field is required. The ideal candidate will have an outstanding research record and potential to leverage synergies within the department and with other academic units on campus, as well as a strong commitment to excellence, inclusivity, and innovation in teaching. The department strives to create an inclusive environment for learning and research, and we seek candidates who will contribute to this goal.

This is a 2-part application process. For your application to be considered complete, the following must be completed by November 15, 2019:
1. Click Apply and follow the on-screen instructions to create an applicant profile in the Georgetown application system. Please refer to the step-by-step guide for completing Part 1.

2. Submit the required application materials below per the instructions on the Academic Jobs Online posting for this position found at
  • Cover letter that describes your interest in this position at Georgetown
  • CV with publication list, separating refereed from other publications
  • Research statement summarizing major accomplishments, current work, and future directions leading to a funded research program (up to 5 pages)
  • Statement describing teaching and mentoring experience and interests (up to 2 pages)
  • Statement addressing contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through scholarship/research, teaching/mentoring, or service/engagement (up to 1 page)
  • Three letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf

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EEO Statement:
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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