Pomona College, Physics & Astronomy Department

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Position ID:Pomona-Physics & Astronomy Department-TTAP [#19448]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Claremont, California 91711, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / Experimental Physics
Appl Deadline:2022/02/01 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2021/09/03, finished 2022/08/06)
Position Description:   URMs  

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The Pomona College Physics and Astronomy Department (https://www.pomona.edu/academics/departments/physics-and-astronomy) invites applications for a tenure-track physics position at the level of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2022. We seek a physicist with a strong commitment to inclusive undergraduate teaching, mentoring a diverse student body, and developing a vigorous, externally funded research program. We welcome applicants with broad intellectual interests from a wide range of physics subdisciplines, with a preference for experimental physics, who will develop a vibrant research program that meaningfully engages students and can teach broadly across the physics curriculum. Our department has a strong commitment to inclusive pedagogy and to broadening access to physics and astronomy, including active participation in the American Physical Society’s Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance and the development of innovative, anti-racist teaching methods rooted in equitable pedagogy. Consistent with these ideals, we seek a colleague who will actively engage with us in shared leadership to advance equity in physics, and we are especially interested in candidates from historically marginalized populations and individuals who have experience in working with diverse student populations.

Pomona College, located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, in Claremont, California, is a highly selective private undergraduate liberal arts college and the founding member of the Claremont Colleges Consortium. The college has approximately 1650 undergraduates and 200 faculty members, with a long history of strong academic programs and vigorous student-faculty research. In addition to opportunities for collaboration across the Claremont Colleges and nearby research universities, Pomona College offers a variety of professional development, mentorship, and networking opportunities for junior faculty including the opportunity for entering assistant professors to apply for a fully funded leave in their fourth year at the College. The Physics and Astronomy Department at Pomona College provides outstanding facilities and technical support for both teaching and research, including scanning electron microscopy, electron beam lithography, energy dispersive x-ray analysis, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, cryogenics, and materials and device deposition, fabrication, and testing facilities. The department has a dedicated technical support staff, including a machinist, an electronics technician, and a lab director. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field; postdoctoral experience is preferred. Application materials should include three statements: 1) a teaching statement; 2) a robust research plan; and 3) a statement describing a demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body and advance the cause of equity in our field. In addition, the application should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, official copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three confidential letters of reference.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Physics & Astronomy Department
610 N. College Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711