Montclair State University, Physics and Astronomy

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Position ID:Montclair State University-Physics and Astronomy-TTASSTPROF [#12051, V-F12]
Position Title: Tenure-track position, physics/astronomy
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Montclair, New Jersey 07043, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Gravitational Physics
Astronomy / Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2018/11/12 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2018/09/23, finished 2019/05/19)
Position Description:    

*** The account for Physics and Astronomy, Montclair State University has expired and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***


Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Physics. (Applications for exceptional applicants at the Associate Professor or Professor level will also be considered.) Priority will be given to a physicist or astronomer with expertise in data analysis, observation, or computing. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in gravitational-wave physics (data analysis preferred), multi-messenger astronomy, exoplanets, solar system astronomy, neutrino astrophysics, radio astronomy, optical/IR astronomy, and x-ray/gamma-ray astronomy. Highly qualified applicants in other areas of physics and astronomy may be considered. The ideal candidate will demonstrate that they are a “good fit” with our department and understand the environment at a regional public university.  

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Montclair State University consists of 5 faculty members. In addition to a major and minor in physics, we also offer a concentration in astronomy and certifications in physics teaching, as well as 5-year dual-degree programs (yielding a BS in Physics and a MS in Math or Mechanical Engineering). The normal teaching load for research-active faculty is 18 credits per year (distributed over two semesters). A typical course varies from 3 credits (lecture-only major course) to ~7.2 credits (lecture + two lab sections of introductory physics). 

Montclair State University is New Jersey’s second-largest university, with over 20,000 students. It is a Research Doctoral University under the Carnegie Classification of higher-education institutions. The University has a very diverse student body and has met the criteria to be a Federally-designated Hispanic-Serving Institution. It is located 15 miles west of New York City in the town of Montclair. Additional information about our department can be found on our website: .  


A Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy is required; one or more years of postdoctoral experience is preferred. Candidates are expected to pursue research that will secure external funding and involve undergraduates. The successful candidate should also have a strong commitment to quality teaching in a broad range of courses at the undergraduate level. We are especially interested in candidates who can support and further develop the astronomy or computational-physics/data science component of our curriculum. Applicants of all genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, and nationalities are welcome in our department. 

To apply: 

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, publication list, research statement, and a teaching statement. The materials should be submitted in pdf format. Research and teaching statements should each be 5 pages or less. The cover letter should briefly summarize your qualifications and reason for interest in our department and university. The application and at least three letters of recommendation should be submitted to AcademicJobsOnline (position #12051). Indicate V-F12 in the cover letter.  Contact Marc Favata with any questions or requests for information at 

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Applications should be submitted before November 12, 2018 to ensure full consideration. Screening will begin shortly thereafter and will continue until the position is filled. On-campus interviews are expected to take place in December or January.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Montclair State University
1 Normal Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043

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