Faculty Positions

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Department of Biology

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Genomics

The Harvey Mudd College Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2016.  We are seeking candidates with a research program in the area of experimental genomics (or other -omic areas) with a significant computational, statistical or modeling component.

Candidates should have a significant interest in education and be dedicated to becoming an excellent undergraduate teacher. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses that contribute to the integration of computational and quantitative approaches throughout the undergraduate life sciences curriculum. These may include lecture and laboratory courses in introductory biology, molecular biology, and genetics/genomics. In addition, the successful candidate will develop a vigorous, externally funded, experimental research program involving undergraduate students.

Harvey Mudd College is a small and highly selective private undergraduate college of science, mathematics, and engineering. In their first two years, all Harvey Mudd students complete a core curriculum comprising courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, and physics, as well as the humanities, social sciences and arts. Harvey Mudd is a member of the Claremont University Consortium (http://www.claremont.edu), which includes four other undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions. Claremont is about 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

A Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral research experience is highly desirable.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 2-page statement of teaching experience and interests, and a 2-page statement of externally-fundable research plans as PDF files to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5827. Application materials should explicitly address how the applicant’s teaching and research will take advantage of the unique education offered by the Harvey Mudd Core Curriculum and the department’s interdisciplinary joint major programs. Experience with or demonstrated ability to effectively teach students from diverse backgrounds will be considered among the criteria for appointment. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015.  For further information contact: Prof. Anna Ahn (ahn@g.hmc.edu).

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.

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.