The Ithaca College Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor to begin in August 2019. The successful candidate will embrace our commitment to undergraduate teaching, advising, and mentorship, will establish an active experimental physics or astrophysics research program or an observational astronomy research program with significant undergraduate student involvement, and will contribute to the operation and improvement of the department, school, and college.
The successful candidate must have completed a PhD in physics, astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related field by August 1, 2019. Experience as a teacher of record or as a teaching assistant at the undergraduate level is required.
Ithaca College is committed to the development of a multicultural environment. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden our academic experience. We value input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the institution, and our goal is to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. Applicants who can contribute to this diversity through their teaching, research, or service are particularly encouraged to apply.
For the complete position announcement and to submit an application, please visit https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com. Applicants will be asked to upload: 1. a complete curriculum vitae, 2. a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, 3. a description of research plans, and 4. a statement that addresses how they will contribute to a culture of inclusion and to diversity at Ithaca College. Applicants must also provide names and email addresses of three (3) individuals who will be asked to submit letters of reference. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by October 8, 2018.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy is a vibrant and inclusive community that values active and collaborative learning, meaningful student involvement with faculty in innovative research, and participation of all members of the community in activities of the department and college.
The department recently has nine full-time faculty and two full time staff. The faculty maintain a close relationship with our approximately sixty undergraduate majors and minors through small classes, undergraduate involvement in research, one-on-one academic advising, and department activities. Our faculty also teach in the college’s Integrative Core Curriculum (general liberal arts education) and provide several courses to satisfy requirements for other major programs (e.g., physical therapy, chemistry). Visit us online to learn more: https://www.ithaca.edu/hs/depts/physics/