The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN, is seeking to fill a tenure-track assistant professor line in any sub-discipline of physics (including astrophysics, biophysics, geophysics, or engineering physics) starting in Fall 2024. We seek a candidate who is excited about teaching and mentoring women in STEM and complements the existing research in the program, department, and across campus.
A Ph.D. in physics or a related field is required. Post-doctoral research and teaching experience is beneficial, although not required. The hired candidate will be expected to teach an average of nine contact hours per semester (a lecture course is typically three contact hours and labs are 2-3 contact hours) in both introductory and upper-level physics, develop an active undergraduate research program, advise and mentor students, and participate in departmental and college service.
Saint Mary’s College is a Catholic, residential, women’s, liberal arts college offering undergraduate degrees and co-educational graduate programs. A pioneer in the education of women, the College fosters an inclusive academic community where students discover and develop their talents as they prepare to make a difference in the world. The current physics program established in 2016 supports a minor in physics, and majors in physics, physics and applied mathematics, and a dual-degree engineering program with University of Notre Dame. The physics program supports approximately ten majors a year and is part of a joint department with chemistry. The college and department have a commitment to excellence in STEM education for women and seek to prepare women, particularly those from underrepresented groups, to be leaders in the wider STEM community. With an enrollment of approximately 1500 undergraduate students, the college is located in South Bend, Indiana, adjacent to the University of Notre Dame, and 90 miles east of Chicago. Saint Mary’s has consistently been ranked among the top 100 liberal arts colleges.
To apply, please send (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a plan for research with undergraduate students including a proposed budget for start-up needs, and (5) a statement of your understanding of the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in academia including evidence of your current contributions and plans for advancing the work at Saint Mary’s College to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin starting October 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Letters of reference will be solicited after an initial review. Applicants from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. More information about our program can be found at https://www.saintmarys.edu/academics/departments/physics.
Saint Mary’s College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In keeping with the College’s mission, Saint Mary’s is committed to increasing its racial and ethnic diversity at all levels–students, faculty, and staff– and seeks applications from candidates who share this commitment.
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