Colby College invites applications for a newly created tenure-track position in physics and astronomy, beginning September 1, 2014. We seek applicants with a commitment to excellence in both research and teaching at the undergraduate level. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics, or physics, and post-doctoral and teaching experience is preferred. Preference will be given to experimental physicists, astrophysicists and astronomers who plan to provide opportunities for on-campus involvement in their research and who will be able to teach a range of courses. The successful candidate will teach a variety of classes in the physics and astronomy curriculum.
The new hire will join five other physicists with active on-campus research programs in experimental astrophysics, experimental atomic physics, theoretical particle physics, and experimental condensed matter physics, and we are especially interested in candidates who will complement the research areas of existing faculty at Colby. Members of the department teach courses for non-science majors, introductory courses for science majors, and courses for physics majors. Faculty members also supervise capstone research projects that are required of all senior physics majors. Laboratory instruction is shared by all members of the department. More information about Colby’s physics and astronomy program can be found at http://www.colby.edu/physics/
The department has a teaching assistant, and shares an electronics technician/machinist and a scientific computing support administrator with other departments. The College encourages the attendance of its faculty at professional meetings by providing funds for travel. Institutional grants are available within the Colby College Science Division to provide support for research, research travel, and publication costs. Significant research start-up funding is available.
Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, descriptions of teaching experience and interests, and descriptions of research (including publications) electronically to email@example.com, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to the same address. Application materials should be addressed to Professor Duncan Tate, Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Colby College. Review of applications will begin December 16, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
Colby College is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, or age in employment or in our educational programs. For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu