Harvey Mudd College, Physics

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Position ID:HMC-Physics-TTPHYS [#14129]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Physics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Claremont, California 91711, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Condensed Matter Theory, Physics
Appl Deadline:2019/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/07/26, finished 2020/05/03, listed until 2020/02/29)
Position Description:    

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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 2020. The department (https://physics.hmc.edu/) has thirteen full-time members; we graduate about 20 physics majors each year, most of whom go on to Ph.D. programs in physics and related fields.

We seek an experimental, theoretical, or computational physicist with broad intellectual interests who can excel at teaching outstanding undergraduates and establish an active research program involving undergraduates. Current research areas in the department include biophysics, quantum and nonlinear optics, condensed matter physics, soft matter physics, geophysics, semiconductor physics and the environment, theoretical astrophysics and observational astronomy and cosmology, string theory, general relativity, and theoretical particle physics. Although we welcome applications from outstanding candidates regardless of subfield, we are particularly interested in a candidate who can develop a vibrant research program in AMO physics or condensed matter theory.

The department and the college place a high value on engaging students from a broad range of backgrounds, and candidates with a demonstrated commitment to reaching a diverse student body and broadening participation in physics are especially encouraged to apply. For full consideration, applications should be received by 1 November 2019, 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 (using the AcademicJobsOnline.org website, https://AcademicJobsOnline.org/ajo), where they should submit: (1) a curriculum vitæ; (2) a statement of teaching experience and interests; (3) a statement addressing the candidate's experience with and interest in teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds; (4) a statement of research interests that describes how undergraduates would be involved in the proposed research; and (5) three letters of reference, at least one of which addresses teaching ability or potential. 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 Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer: qualified applicants will be given consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), marital status, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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

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