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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Physics or Engineering starting 2023-24

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Terre Haute, Indiana
Competitive Salary + Benefits

The Department of Physics and Optical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor faculty position to support the Engineering Physics Degree Program, which is focused on nanoengineering, starting August 15, 2023. Highly qualified candidates may be considered for positions at higher rank commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Department of Physics and Optical Engineering offers a B.S. degree in physics, engineering physics (nanoengineering), and optical engineering, along with an M.S. degree in optical engineering. The department also supports several minors and certificates, including a semiconductor certificate and a material science and solid-state physics minor. Active research programs include semiconductors, nanotechnology, and photonics. In addition, engineering physics houses the primary users of a cleanroom facility for undergraduate teaching and research in nanotechnology, including e-beam lithography, atomic layer deposition, and nanoimprint lithography along with other standard cleanroom tools. Undergraduate courses in the areas of semiconductor devices, nanotechnology, MEMS, and silicon photonics are currently taught in the cleanroom. More information on the facilities can be found at

Requirements include a Ph.D. degree in engineering or physics. Candidates with backgrounds focusing on semiconductor microfabrication, nanotechnology, or material science/engineering are preferred. Essential job functions include teaching and advising students; service to the department, Institute, and professional communities; and continued professional development. Outstanding teaching is the most significant criterion for success at Rose-Hulman. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower and upper division courses in engineering physics and lower division courses in physics. Please visit our course catalog at for descriptions of our existing courses.

Review of applications will start January 9, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should submit a current resume or curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching philosophy and practices that demonstrates you share our passion for teaching and mentoring undergraduate students, a statement demonstrating your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a cover letter that summarizes your key ideas in teaching and research objectives at a primarily undergraduate institution. Please apply online at

Candidates who make it through the first round of review will be requested to submit an expanded statement on teaching philosophy that will address your integration of teaching undergraduates with your research and clean room activities and a statement of research objectives with undergraduate students. 

Rose-Hulman is one of the nation’s top undergraduate engineering, science, and mathematics colleges and is home to 2,000 increasingly diverse active and engaged students. See what the media and our peer institutions have said by visiting

Contact person: Dr. Galen Duree, Chair, Department of Physics and Optical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 5500 Wabash Avenue CM 169, Terre Haute, IN 47803 or emailed to [email protected]


Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. It is the Institute’s policy to treat all employees and applicants equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences, and other employment standards. Rose-Hulman will not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission on the basis of race, religion, sex, pregnancy, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status (including special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran, or recently separated veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics, or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any complaint process on campus or within the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other human rights agencies. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

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