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Assistant Professor, Physics

Fairfield University
Fairfield, Connecticut (US)

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Faculty Jobs
Science & Technology, Physical Sciences
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Physics Department at Fairfield University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2024. The ideal candidate will be an experimental physicist who can develop an on-campus research program. Examples of experimental fields include but are not limited to AMO, biophysics, condensed matter, optics, or interdisciplinary physics.  The teaching load is three undergraduate courses each semester.

Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely allied field. Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and the potential to develop an active research program in their area of specialization that involves undergraduates.  Additionally, the candidate should have an interest in pedagogical innovation and the use of technology in the classroom. To promote diversity, the Department welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Additional Information:
The department comprises seven full-time faculty representing a range of specialties and is housed in a spacious, well-equipped facility in the Bannow Science Center. Our department offers B.S. degrees in Physics.  There is a vibrant culture of undergraduate student-faculty research and a growing institutional emphasis on STEM.  The salary, startup funds, and benefits for the position are competitive.

Fairfield University is a comprehensive Catholic Jesuit university that prepares students for leadership and service in a constantly changing world. Founded in 1942 in Fairfield, Connecticut, the University has grown from an initial class of 303 undergraduate male students admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences in 1947 into a coeducational university of more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Along the way, the University has awarded more than 45,000 degrees since 1951, and has developed a reputation for educational excellence both regionally and nationally.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, veterans, Jesuits, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

For full consideration, please click “” and upload the following materials:

•    a curriculum vitae
•    a cover letter
•    statement of teaching philosophy
•    statement of research plan
•    diversity, equity, and inclusion statement
•    unofficial graduate transcript
•    a list of three references including email addresses

In addition, please ask your references to send letters of recommendation to the following email address:

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