Tenure-Track Position

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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 2022. The department has thirteen full-time members; we graduate about 20 physics majors each year, a majority of whom go on to PhD programs in physics and related fields.

We seek candidates with broad intellectual interests who can excel at teaching outstanding undergraduates and who can establish an active research program involving undergraduates. Applications should demonstrate a candidate’s interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses in the undergraduate physics curriculum; candidates may be asked to provide transcripts or other materials to address this criterion. We welcome applications from outstanding candidates regardless of subfield, but we are particularly interested in a candidate who can develop a vibrant research program in atomic physics, earth and planetary 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 engaging a diverse student body and broadening participation in physics are especially encouraged to apply.

For full consideration, applications should be received by 1 November 2021, 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 AcademicJobsOnline, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18960), where they should submit:  (1) a curriculum vitæ; (2) a statement of teaching experience and interests; (3) a statement addressing the candidate’s insights on 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 equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and disrespectful or other unprofessional conduct.