Astrophysicist

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, October 22, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, November 19, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Institution/Company: 
Westmont College
Department Name: 
Physics and Engineering
Street Line 1: 
955 LA PAZ RD, Winter Hall, Math/Physics
Street Line 2: 
Winter Hall
Street Line 3: 
93108
City: 
Santa Barbara
State/Province: 
California
Zip/Postal: 
93108
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Assistant or Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Westmont College
The Department of Physics and Engineering at Westmont College invites applications for a
tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate rank in Physics and Astronomy to
begin in August 2022. Candidates must have a PhD in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics
(postdoctoral experience preferred), a commitment to excellence in teaching a broad range
of undergraduate physics and astronomy courses, and a passion to mentor undergraduate
research. Teaching responsibilities will include both lower- and upper-division courses in
physics and astronomy as well as general education courses with an emphasis on
astronomical phenomena. Although a variety of research specializations will be considered,
preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a willingness and proficiency to
incorporate our modern campus observatory (housing a computer-controlled 24-inch
reflector telescope with Ritchey-Chrétien optics and a dedicated research laboratory beneath)
in the department curriculum, student research, and public outreach.
Westmont College is a national liberal arts college in the evangelical Protestant tradition,
seeking faculty with a vital and informed commitment to the Christian faith. We continually
aim to diversify the faculty and strongly encourage applications from historically
underrepresented groups within the physical sciences for this position.
Questions may be addressed to Dr. Robert Haring-Kaye, chair of Physics and Engineering,
at [email protected]. Review of applications began in September 2021 and will
continue until the position is filled.

Apply at
https://www.westmont.edu/office-provost/open-positions

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Robert Haring-Kaye
Title: 
Professor of Physics, Department Chair
Institution/Company: 
Westmont College
Department Name: 
Physics and Engineering
Street Line 1: 
955 LA PAZ RD, Winter Hall, Math/Physics
Street Line 2: 
Winter Hall
City: 
Santa Barbara
State/Province: 
California
Zip/Postal Code: 
93108
Country: 
United States of America