The Department of Engineering-Physics-Systems at Providence College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position commencing in August 2019. The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. in physics from an accredited institution and demonstrate the promise of excellence in undergraduate teaching at all levels within a physics-based curriculum. We seek an individual who will establish a vibrant, ongoing research program involving undergraduate students and who will be active in service to the college and the community. Providence College offers both a four-year degree in Applied Physics and a 3+2 pre-engineering program through longstanding affiliations with high profile engineering schools. The college has just completed the initial stage of a multi-million dollar Science Complex renovation with state-of-the-art teaching spaces and designs for significantly enhanced research capability. As part of the tenure track, the college provides the option of a one-semester pre-tenure sabbatical leave after three years of service to Providence College.
Providence College is committed to creating a rich learning, living, and working environment that affirms the essential dignity of every person. As our student body becomes increasingly diverse, we welcome applicants with experience teaching and mentoring students from a broad range of social, cultural, and economic backgrounds. Complete application information for this position is available on the College web site at: https://careers.providence.edu.
Review of applications for this position will commence on October 26, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online where they will submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript(s), a two- to three-page research proposal that includes plans for student involvement, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and email addresses of three references who will provide letters of recommendation on their behalf.
Providence College is a selective Roman Catholic four-year liberal arts institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic program, and is committed to upholding an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work. An AA/EOE, the College especially encourages the applications of women and persons of color.
About Providence College
Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.
The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.
For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.