Chair, Department of Physics (66251)

Gainesville, FL
Oct 29, 2020
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Chair, Department of Physics (66251)

Gainesville, FL
Open Date:
Oct 28, 2020
Close Date:
Nov 16, 2020

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Physics. The chair serves as (1) chief administrative officer of the department, calling and presiding at departmental meetings, and supervising day-to-day activities, (2) coordinator of all aspects of the academic program, such as degree requirements, curricular offerings, catalog announcements, class scheduling, and faculty teaching assignments, (3) chief financial officer of the department, preparing budgets and supervising all receipts of money and expenditures, (4) hiring authority for all searches for new faculty and staff members, (5) evaluator of faculty and staff performance and coordinator of merit pay decisions; (6) liaison to the office of the Dean of the College. Salary and length of term are negotiable.


The position requires a Ph.D. and current appointment as tenured member of the department’s faculty.

Application Instructions:

Open only to current tenured members of the department’s faculty.

For consideration, applications must be submitted online at  Please submit: (1) a letter of application not to exceed two single-spaced pages, (2) a current CV, and (3) contact information for three references (of whom at least two must be faculty members at the University of Florida). In the letter, please address your qualifications and preparation for this position, as well as your vision for the department and its place in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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