Assistant Professor, Physics
The Department of Physics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics to begin in the Fall of 2017. WPI seeks an outstanding junior faculty member primarily in the area of biophysics with research interests that align with WPI's strategic plan, such as in the broad multidisciplinary themes of health/biotechnology and robotics/cyberphysical systems. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in physics or in a closely related area and is expected to establish a vigorous externally funded research program that involves graduate and undergraduate students. Experience in mentoring and teaching undergraduate and graduate students in a robust and collaborative research program, so as to participate effectively in WPI's distinctive curriculum, will be valued. Preference will be given to experimentalists who can complement the outstanding team of researchers present both in the department and at WPI , and who are committed to excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate students. The Physics Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees and has strong research programs in the areas of biophysics, soft-condensed matter, optics, quantum physics, nuclear physics, and nanoscience. Please see www.wpi.edu/+Physics for more information regarding this search and WPI . Startup funds are available commensurate with research potential at WPI .
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous externally funded research program and contribute to the teaching mission of the department. The position requires a Ph.D. in physics or in closely related area.
Interested candidates should submit an application consisting of (i) a cover letter addressing the alignment of the candidate's research and teaching with the department's interests and the WPI strategic plan, (ii) a curriculum vita, (iii) a description of research plans addressing the connection to the department and WPI , (iv) a statement on pedagogical approaches to student learning and teaching, and (v) a list of five references with full contact information. Submit application materials at http://apptrkr.com/899305. Inquiries regarding this position can be addressed to Prof. Doug Petkie, Head, Department of Physics at mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged. Review of applications will be conducted on the rolling basis that will begin on December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
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