|Position ID:||Lehigh-Physics-ASSTPHYS [#6010]|
|Position Title:||Assistant Professor of Physics|
|Position Type:||Tenured/Tenure-track faculty|
|Position Location:||Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States [map]|
|Subject Areas:||Physics / Biological Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Nonlinear and Complex Systems, Statistical Mechanics|
|Appl Deadline:||2015/12/01 finished (posted 2015/09/01, finished 2016/09/27, listed until 2016/01/31)|
Assistant Professor of Physics
The Department of Physics at Lehigh University invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2016. We are seeking a theorist, computational physicist, or experimentalist working on biological, nonlinear, nonequilibrium, soft condensed matter, or other complex systems, using the methods of statistical physics, broadly defined. Candidates in the area of computational physics or related areas such as fluids and chemical physics are also encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have a PhD or equivalent and a strong interest in an academic career combining research and teaching Physics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The department has research programs in Astrophysics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Biophysics, Condensed Matter and Nanophysics, High Energy and Nuclear Physics, Nonlinear Optics and Photonics, Plasma Physics, Statistical Physics, and String Theory. Many opportunities exist for interdisciplinary collaborations with faculty across the University, for example in Computer Science and Engineering, Biological Sciences, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, and Chemical Engineering.
Located in Pennsylvania's scenic Lehigh Valley, the campus is situated on 1,600 acres in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia. Lehigh is a premier residential research university, ranked in the top tier of national research universities each year. Lehigh University is a coeducational, nondenominational, private university that offers a distinct academic environment of undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe.
Lehigh University and the Physics Department have a strong commitment to our growing population of culturally diverse students. Therefore, we seek candidates who will successfully serve as mentors and role models for students belonging to groups that are currently underrepresented in STEM.
Lehigh provides a wide range of networking, mentoring and development opportunities for early-career faculty, and is a leader in promoting work-life balance (see http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html). Lehigh is a recipient of the 2006 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility and a 2010 National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering, and math (see http://advance.cc.lehigh.edu). Lehigh offers excellent benefits, including domestic-partner benefits, and is a founding member of the Lehigh Valley Inter-Regional Networking & Connecting Consortium to assist highly qualified couples who face the dual career challenge.
Applicants should include a cover letter describing their area of expertise and major contributions, curriculum vitae, publication list, the names and affiliations of three references, a statement of research interests, and a statement of teaching interests. All materials should be uploaded to the website https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6010 and must be received by Dec. 1, 2015.
Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.