Western Michigan University, Department of Physics

Position ID:Western Michigan University-Department of Physics-ASSISTANTPROFESSOR [#23324, 0606445]
Position Title: 2 Tenure Track Faculty in Physics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / Condensed Matter Physics
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/10/18, finished 2023/10/21)
Position Description:    

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Two Tenure Track Faculty Positions Department of Physics, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

The Department of Physics at Western Michigan University seeks applicants for two full-time tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant/associate professor level. These academic year positions are expected to begin in August of 2023. Preferred candidates should have expertise in experimental condensed matter physics or materials science, but candidates in other areas of experimental, theoretical or computational physics or astrophysics will be considered.

The Physics Department offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in physics, as well as an astronomy minor. Major equipment available includes a 14 Tesla Quantum Design Physical Properties Measurement System (including dilution refrigerator), a 6 MV tandem Van de Graaff accelerator, powder and single crystal x-ray diffractometers, PVD and CVD systems, an SEM and two high speed MPI computing clusters with 256 nodes.

The university is part of the Advance Midwest Partnership, focused on enhancing the climate of the university for women and underrepresented minority faculty. The successful candidate will have a strong record of research, a commitment to excellence in teaching and a dedication to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive community.

Minimum qualifications: • A PhD or equivalent degree in physics, materials science, or a related field awarded prior to August 2023. • A strong research record as evidenced by publications in peer reviewed journals. • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and building a diverse, inclusive and equitable physics community. • Commitment to supporting the success of students from a variety of underrepresented groups. • Potential and interest in attracting external funding for high-impact research.

Preferred qualifications include: • Post-doctoral experience. • Willingness and ability to collaborate in interdisciplinary research. For more information, see http://www.wmich.edu/physics

To apply, please submit: • A 1-2 page cover letter briefly summarizing the applicant’s: 1. research and teaching accomplishments 2. vision for a high-impact research program and possible collaborations with existing research programs at Western Michigan University 3. plans for contributing to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive program • Detailed curriculum vita • Research plan (2 pages max) • Contact information of three professional references. • Statement of teaching interests and philosophy (1-2 paragraphs) • Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (1-2 paragraphs)

Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. Please visit https://wmich.edu/hr/jobs posting number 0606445 for detailed information and application procedures.

Community and the University: Kalamazoo, in Southwest Michigan, is located two and a half hours by car from Chicago and Detroit and less than 45 minutes from the beaches of beautiful Lake Michigan. It is located in one of Michigan’s designated research corridors, maintaining a strong life sciences/biotech presence and supporting two leading medical centers. With 263,000 people in the greater Kalamazoo area, the community offers an array of cultural events, entertainment, and all-season recreation. The city supports a nationally recognized symphony and has earned a reputation for a vibrant community theatre and visual arts scene. Kalamazoo also is the home of the Kalamazoo Promise, a scholarship program offered to all Kalamazoo Public School students that covers 100% of tuition and mandatory fees to any Michigan public (and many private) institutions of higher learning.

Western Michigan University (WMU) is a vibrant, nationally recognized student-centered research institution with an enrollment of nearly 18,000. WMU delivers high-quality undergraduate instruction, has a strong graduate division, and fosters significant research activities. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies WMU as a doctoral university and one of just 185 public universities in the nation conducting research at a high level. We are committed to fostering a community of diverse, inclusive, equitable and globally-engaged scholars, learners and leaders.

Western Michigan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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