The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in experimental physics at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2020. Completion of Ph.D. in physics or a related field is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire; teaching and postdoctoral research experiences are desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate physics courses at all levels of the curriculum, participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum, and involve students in research. Preference will be given to candidates who will engage in laboratory-based on-campus physics research.
Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York state. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship, and engage in successful research that receives support from both external and internal funding sources, including start-up funding. The Department of Physics and Astronomy has excellent teaching and research facilities. Further information about the Department of Physics and Astronomy can be found at http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-programs/department-physics….
Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates must include in their application materials a brief statement explaining how their teaching and/or mentorship might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as separate statements of teaching philosophy and research interests. Guidance on writing these statements can be found at http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-programs/department-physics…. Additional application materials must include a cover letter, CV and three references who may be asked to submit letters of recommendation. At least one person providing a recommendation should be able to address the candidate’s teaching qualifications, and at least one should be very familiar with the candidate’s research experience and potential for supervising students in undergraduate research. In addition to submitting the names, candidates are also encouraged to ask recommenders to submit their letters of recommendation at the time of application.
All documents must be submitted through www.academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14152. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at www.upstatenyherc.org. It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been a victim of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.