Department Chair

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Archive Date: 
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Idaho
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

We invite applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Physics. The anticipated start date is August 12, 2019. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field and a record of scholarly work appropriate for appointment at a senior rank. The successful applicant should ideally have a demonstrated record of leadership and administrative effectiveness, a strong commitment to the principles of faculty governance, teaching experience, and good interpersonal skills. The candidate will teach departmental courses and be expected to carry out an active research program that will complement or enhance the current research programs, with preference to a theoretical area.

The University of Idaho is the principal research institution in Idaho and the state’s leading Ph.D. granting university. The department consists of ten faculty and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. The primary areas of research in the department are experimental condensed matter physics, planetary science and astronomy, theoretical nuclear physics, and experimental and computational biophysics. Moscow, Idaho offers a quality living environment and is considered as one of the top 10 "best affordable places to live" in the US. The state of Idaho and nearby state of Washington offer many outdoor recreation opportunities like hiking, mountain biking, hunting, horseback riding, and fishing.

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For more information, contact the Physics Chair Search Committee,, or visit the department website at The position will remain open until filled. The application review process will start on January 10, 2019. U of I is an EO/AA employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, August 12, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, August 12, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Physics Chair Search Committee
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