Faculty Positions

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Department of Physics

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Physics

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 September 2016. The physics department has thirteen full-time members; we graduate approximately twenty physics majors each year.

We seek an experimental or theoretical physicist with broad intellectual interests who can excel at teaching outstanding undergraduates and who can establish an active research program involving undergraduates. Current areas of research in the department include biophysics, quantum and nonlinear optics, condensed matter physics, laser-induced fusion, mesoscale statistical mechanics, geophysics, semiconductor physics and the environment, theoretical astrophysics and observational astronomy, 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 research program in AMO or condensed matter physics.

For full consideration, applications should be received by 6 November 2015, 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), where they should submit a curriculum vitæ, a statement of teaching experience and interests, a statement of research interests that describes how undergraduates would be involved in the proposed research, and three letters of reference, at least one of which addresses teaching ability or potential. Please address the cover letter to Professor Peter N. Saeta, Chair, Department of Physics, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA 91711.

Harvey Mudd College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. Experience with or demonstrated ability to effectively teach students from diverse backgrounds will be considered among the criteria for appointment.