Assistant Professor at Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Denver

Position Summary

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Denver invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin in September of 2022. We seek candidates with research interests in experimental condensed matter physics whose research and teaching will support a new initiative in Quantum Materials and Information Science. All areas broadly related to quantum materials and information sciences will be considered, with potential for collaboration with existing research areas on campus and in the surrounding areas a particular plus. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and service.

Applications for this position must include a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans, one-page statement of how the applicant can contribute to DU’s values, practices, and actions regarding diversity, equity and inclusivity, and names and contact information for at least three references. Applications completed before January 15, 2022 will be assured full consideration, but the selection process will continue until the position is filled.

Essential Functions

The successful candidate will possess enthusiasm for teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, are required to develop an independent research program that involves both Ph.D. and undergraduate students. Average teaching load for junior and research-active faculty is one course per quarter. Instructors are required to independently develop new courses and to participate in undergraduate and graduate curriculum development. Assistant Professors are required to develop and independent research program and attract significant extramural funding. Other duties involve service commitments to the department, college, university, and professional community.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to teach classes in different modalities (in-person, hybrid, and online) at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

  • Ability to carry out both independent and collaborative research activities.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies.

  • Ability to communicate with diverse audiences.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Ph.D. in Physics or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One or more years of postdoctoral experience.

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