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Assistant Professor in Physics/Engineering Physics

Juniata College
Huntingdon, PA

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Science & Technology, Physical Sciences
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Assistant Professor in Physics/Engineering Physics

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Key Responsibilities :

The Physics and Engineering Physics Department invites applications for a fixed-term assistant professor. Juniata College is a selective liberal arts college of 1300 students located in Huntingdon, PA. The Department offers bachelor’s degrees in Physics, and Engineering Physics, and graduates an average of ten students per year.

We are seeking candidates vitally interested in teaching undergraduate courses for both majors and non-majors, including upper division lecture and laboratory courses. Appointment is open to strong candidates who can support and build upon our curriculum in the areas of physics, astronomy and engineering physics. Our primary selection criterion will be the promise of outstanding teaching with the expectation that excellent teaching presumes an active scholarly agenda. Candidates of any research focus will have the opportunity to support student growth through involvement in research projects.

Juniata College is committed to cultivating an equity-minded and equity-engaged campus culture, one that is inclusive and supportive of its students, faculty, and staff. We believe that all members of the College community share the responsibility to engage, sustain, and leverage an interconnected learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and a sense of belonging is explicit. Juniata’s strategic mission promotes diversity in every expression, and amplifies the College’s commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and access. We aim to evolve into a more global, equitable and ethical community, where all Juniatians live a life of inclusive belonging needed for becoming leaders who value and embrace human interconnectedness and dignity. Juniata invites and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.AA/EOE

It is the policy of Juniata College to conduct background checks. This position is contingent upon final approval.

Position Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Applied Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics or related area
  • Strong interest in undergraduate instruction and desire to work collaboratively in a student-focused department
  • Prefer at least 1-3 years teaching experience

Supervision Required/Given:

This position resides within the Physics Department.

Preferred Qualifications:

See position qualifications.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a description of your teaching, including interests and experience, and how you could support and strengthen our Engineering Physics program, 4) graduate school transcripts, and 5) three letters of recommendation through our online portal or alternatively by having them emailed to

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Working at Juniata College 

Juniata College's mission is to provide an engaging personalized educational experience empowering our students to develop the skills, knowledge and values that lead to a fulfilling life of service and ethical leadership in the global community.

Founded in 1876, Juniata is a national liberal arts college located in the scenic Allegheny Mountain region of central Pennsylvania and is the intellectual home for 1,600 students and nearly 14,000 alumni. The College ranks highly in the percentage of graduates that eventually earn doctoral degrees. Juniata integrates international, intercultural and global dimensions into its curriculum and experiential learning opportunities and was awarded the 2012 Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. Juniata is known for the personal attention it gives to students and flexible areas of study (its Program of Emphasis resembles a major but is more flexible, encouraging students to design a program of study and justify their choices. About a third of Juniata students self-design their entire POE.) Each student is assigned two faculty advisers, and the average student-faculty ratio is 13:1.

Juniata is a very strong community where student involvement is paramount. There are no fraternities or sororities. The student clubs and organizations (over 90 currently) have a positive impact on the Juniata community and on the larger community of Huntingdon and the surrounding area.

Juniata College takes positive steps to enhance diversity in both its community and its curriculum. The College commits to this policy not because of legal obligations but because it fully believes that such practices are basic to human dignity. AA/EEO

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