Position Summary The Department of Physics at Villanova University is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics position beginning Fall 2019. We seek applicants committed to the teacher-scholar model, in which faculty integrate their scholarly pursuits with undergraduate education. The successful candidate should demonstrate high potential for both teaching and research, including the active engagement of undergraduate students in research and the ability to attract external funding.
The Villanova Physics Department has active research in the areas of Astrophysics and Condensed Matter Physics. In Astrophysics, our faculty are involved in studies of gravitational waves, the Cosmic Microwave Background, black hole accretion, and star formation, with strengths in observation and instrumentation. In Condensed Matter, our faculty specialize in low-dimensional materials, biological physics and magnetism in nanoscale materials, and structure and magnetism in correlated-electron materials. Preference will be given to candidates who will pursue collaborative research with our faculty in one of these areas.
Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.
Duties and Responsibilities In addition to maintaining an active research agenda leading to publication, you new colleague will teach undergraduate courses in his/her area of expertise, as well as other departmental courses, in a way that fosters connections across the discipline and the Villanova community.
Minimum Qualifications Ph.D. is required as well as outstanding research potential and excellence in teaching.
Preferred Qualifications Ph.D. and post-doctoral experience in Physics or a closely allied filed is preferred.
Special Message to Applicants Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.villanova.edu/. Documents which cannot be submitted through this site should be sent directly to email@example.com.
All applications are to include: • Application letter • Current and complete curriculum vitae • Statement of Teaching Philosophy • Statement of Research Interests • Contact information for at least three references who will receive a secure email link to upload confidential letters of recommendation when the application is submitted.
For finalists, an official graduate transcript will be required.
Review of applications begins November 1, 2018, and continues until the position is filled.
Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values. Villanova University is committed to providing leadership in the attainment of equal employment for all individuals. It is the policy and practice of Villanova University to recruit and select applicants on the basis of their qualifications and abilities. This effort is in compliance with all federal and state laws, including Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975, Executive Order 11246, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) is a partner in the AIP Career Network, a collection of online job sites for scientists, engineers, and computing
professionals. Other partners include Physics Today, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), American Physical Society (APS Physics), AVS Science and Technology,
IEEE Computer Society, and the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma.