Monday, October 10, 2011

TT at University of San Francisco

Editor's note: USF is looking for two tenure-track positions, one targeting astrophysics and related fields, and one targeting biophysics, condensed matter physics, or optical physics.

The Physics and Astronomy Department at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level anticipated to begin in the Fall of 2012. T

Job Responsibilities
The Physics and Astronomy Department at the University of San Francisco is a close-knit and collaborative group, with faculty interests spanning computational physics, gravitational physics, optical physics, theoretical astrophysics, biophysics, cosmology, neuroscience, and quantum field theory. The Department offers a BS in physics, an engineering track, and minors in physics, astrophysics, and astronomy.

Other Responsibilities
In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program with active participation of undergraduate students.

Applicants must have demonstrated excellence in teaching and have completed a Ph.D. in Physics or Astrophysics by Fall 2012. The position will involve teaching a broad range of undergraduate courses within the physics major, as well as courses supporting astrophysics and astronomy minor programs.

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Position Title
Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Physics (Astrophysics)

Special Instructions Summary
Applicants should apply for this job on the HR website ( by creating a username and login and providing the pertinent contact information. To start this process, click on the “Apply for this Job” link at the top of the page. In addition, applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a detailed research plan, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and at least three letters of recommendation to receive full consideration. Materials should be submitted electronically to: The subject line of submitted e-mail(s) should begin with the applicant’s full name: e.g. Subject: Mary E. Smith—-Research Plan. Any materials that cannot be submitted electronically should be mailed to:
Physics and Astronomy Search Committee
c/o Professor Thomas Böttger
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
Review of completed applications will begin on November 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants may learn more about the department at

Job Close Date: 11/01/2011