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Tenure-Track Position in Physics

Company:
Westmont College
Job Location:
Santa Barbara, California
Category:
Physics

The Department of Physics and Engineering at Westmont College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate rank in Physics and Astronomy to begin in August 2022. Candidates must have a PhD in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics (postdoctoral experience preferred), a commitment to excellence in teaching a broad range of undergraduate physics and astronomy courses, and a passion to mentor undergraduate research.

Teaching responsibilities will include both lower- and upper-division courses in physics and astronomy as well as general education courses with an emphasis on astronomical phenomena. Although a variety of research specializations will be considered, preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a willingness and proficiency to incorporate our modern campus observatory (housing a computer-controlled 24-inch reflector telescope with Ritchey-Chre?tien optics and a dedicated research laboratory beneath) in the department curriculum, student research, and public outreach.

Westmont College is a national liberal arts college in the evangelical Protestant tradition, seeking faculty with a vital and informed commitment to the Christian faith. We continually aim to diversify the faculty and strongly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups within the physical sciences for this position.

Use this link to access the application. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Robert Haring- Kaye, chair of Physics and Engineering, at rharingkaye@westmont.edu. Review of applications will begin in September 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

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