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Physics (Assistant Professor) - College of Liberal Arts & Science

Apply now Job no: 492681
Work type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Allendale
Categories: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Required Qualifications and Education:
Candidates must have their Ph.D. in physics or closely related field in August 31, 2018. Must have a demonstrated commitment to excellent undergraduate education and enthusiasm for teaching across the curriculum. Position to begin August 2018.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:
Any theoretical/computational physics area that will strengthen existing and/or broaden research activities in the department will be considered. The department is seeking to fill this faculty position with a strong preference for those in the fields of Theoretical and Computational Physics, but exceptional candidates in other areas will be considered. Candidates should also have a clear plan for an active research program involving undergraduate physics majors, and should expect to participate in the service needs of the department. 

Responsibilities – Essential Functions: 
Teaching introductory and advanced undergraduate physics courses, fulfilling service obligations to the department and the university, and involving undergraduate students in independent research projects. They should also have a clear plan for an active research program involving undergraduate physics majors, and should expect to participate in the service needs of the department.

Salary:  Competitive and commensurate with qualifications

Department/Division:  Physics/College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Campus: Allendale

Application Deadline Date:  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

How To Apply: Applicants should apply online at and click “Apply now”. They should submit the following online: cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy and experience, 1-2 page statement of research/scholarly plans involving undergraduates, and three letters of recommendation. The online system will allow you to attach these documents electronically. If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

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