Harvey Mudd College, Physics

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Position ID:HMC-Physics-TTAP [#22243]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Physics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Claremont, California 91711, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Geophysics
Physics / Atomic Physics, Condensed Matter Theory, Materials Science
Appl Deadline:2022/11/08 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/08/05, finished 2023/05/13, listed until 2023/02/03)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Department of Physics of Harvey Mudd College, one of the Claremont Colleges, has an opening for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level, beginning August 2023. The department (https://physics.hmc.edu/) has thirteen full-time members; we graduate about 20 physics majors each year, a majority of whom go on to Ph.D. programs in physics and related fields.

We seek candidates with broad intellectual interests who can excel at teaching outstanding undergraduates and who can establish an active research program involving undergraduates.  Applications should demonstrate a candidate’s interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses in the undergraduate physics curriculum.  All faculty at Harvey Mudd College contribute to the Core Curriculum, which includes a first-year course in academic writing as well as a course centered on the relationship between science and society.  We welcome applications from outstanding candidates regardless of subfield, but we are particularly interested in a candidate who can develop a vibrant research program in atomic physics, geophysics, materials science, or condensed matter theory.

Among the criteria for appointment are experience with students from diverse backgrounds and/or the ability to teach those students effectively, and candidates with a demonstrated commitment to engaging a diverse student body and broadening participation in physics are especially encouraged to apply.

For full consideration, applications should be received by 8 November 2022, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. On-campus interviews will include both teaching an upper-division physics class and presenting a research colloquium. Applicants should apply online, where they should submit: (1) a curriculum vitæ; (2) a statement of teaching experience and interests; (3) a statement addressing the candidate’s insights on teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds; (4) a statement of research interests that describes how undergraduates would be involved in the proposed research; (5) three letters of reference, at least one of which addresses teaching ability or potential; and (6) undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are fully acceptable, and delays in obtaining transcripts will not affect initial review of applications. Please address the cover letter to Professor Theresa W. Lynn, Chair, Department of Physics, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA 91711.

Harvey Mudd College enthusiastically welcomes applications from talented individuals from all cultural backgrounds. The College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and disrespectful or other unprofessional conduct. Employment Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Statement.

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Department of Physics
Harvey Mudd College
301 Platt Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711