The Department of Physics at Washington College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in computational/theoretical physics starting in August 2020. A successful candidate must show promise in both undergraduate teaching and physics research while also demonstrating interest in pursuing these activities at a liberal arts college. Candidates with expertise in any area of computational/theoretical physics are invited to apply. In their cover letter, candidates are asked to articulate how their research and teaching interests complement or contribute to existing Departmental or College strengths. The candidate will be expected to teach introductory and advanced courses in undergraduate physics and engage students in original research.All tenure-line faculty members are also expected to periodically contribute to Washington College’s first year seminar program.
A Ph.D. in Physics at the time of appointment is required. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and contact information of four references through our online portal. Review of applications will begin October 14, 2019.
Washington College is a selective liberal arts college of 1,350 students, located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and within a 1.5-hour drive of Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia. The Physics Department at Washington College is a growing and vibrant program with over 25 declared majors, 4 faculty members, and an engineering dual degree partnership with Columbia University (for more information, please consult www.washcoll.edu).
Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment, and encourages applications from women, people of color, disabled persons, members of the LGBTQ community, and veterans.
About Washington College
Washington College is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff who will support the College’s mission to challenge and inspire students to discover lives of purpose and passion. Washington College ranks among the nation’s top 100 liberal arts colleges and is composed of a diverse student body of 1,350 undergraduates from 33 states and 22 nations. The student-to-faculty ratio is 12-1 and of our 98 full-time faculty members, 94% hold a Ph.D. or equivalent. Faculty and students are supported by a staff of roughly 500 employees.
Founded in 1782 under the patronage of George Washington, Washington College was the first college chartered in the new nation. An intellectual and cultural hub now in its third century, Washington College holds a significant place in the history of American higher education. The 120-acre campus is located in Chestertown, Maryland a residential community with a population of just over 5,000. Chestertown is less than 90 minutes from Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia.
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