The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Western Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position starting September 2019. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in physics or closely related field by time of appointment, and must be currently active in research in experimental condensed matter or materials physics, broadly defined.
Candidates must have a record of significant scholarly accomplishment and commitment to developing sustainable undergraduate research opportunities. Post-doctoral research or equivalent experience is strongly preferred. Candidates should also have a demonstrated record of, or potential for teaching excellence at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum. Interest in teaching upper-division laboratory courses and interest in the use of student-centered teaching techniques is preferred. A successful applicant will be expected to pursue an on-campus research program that will actively involve undergraduate students, and to apply for external grant support. Candidates must demonstrate ability and commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Preference will be given to candidates whose research specialization complements existing research programs in the department or college.
Applications must include (1) a detailed cover letter describing the applicant's background and addressing the required and preferred qualifications, (2) a statement of philosophy and interest in teaching, (3) a statement outlining proposed research plans, specifically addressing plans for undergraduate involvement, (4) a statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship has prepared you to support the success of students with backgrounds or identities that are underrepresented in STEM fields, and (5) a full curriculum vitae including the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Do not send letters of recommendation; they will be requested only for semi-finalists. Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2018 and the position will remain open until filled. All application materials must be uploaded as a single pdf at:
Inquiries may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Janelle Leger, at email@example.com or (360) 650-4830.
Western Washington University is a primarily undergraduate institution in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers a bachelor of science degree in physics and a bachelor of arts degree in math/physics education. More information can be found at http://www.wwu.edu/physics.
WWU is an AA/EO employer.
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About Western WA University
WWU is a public university with over 15,000 students. We are centrally located with respect to major research universities such as the University of Washington, University of British Columbia, and Simon Fraser University. WWU has been named as one of the best colleges to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education. WWU is one of 24 institutions in the USA to receive funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence Program, which supports the Advancing Excellence and Equity in Science program in the College of Science and Engineering.
The campus overlooks Bellingham Bay and the City of Bellingham. Seattle is 90 miles to the south, Vancouver, British Columbia is 50 miles to the north. The North Cascade Mountains are to the east, and the San Juan Islands are to the west, offering a wealth of recreation opportunities.