Sunday, August 14, 2016

Assistant Professor (TT) - Harvey Mudd College For full consideration, applications should be received by 4 November 2016

The Department of Physics of Harvey Mudd College, one of the Claremont Colleges, has an opening for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level, beginning September 2017. The department ( has thirteen full-time members; we graduate between 20 and 30 physics majors each year.

We seek an experimental, theoretical, or computational physicist with broad intellectual interests who can excel at teaching outstanding undergraduates and who can establish an active research program involving undergraduates. Current areas of research in the department include biophysics, quantum and nonlinear optics, condensed matter physics, soft matter physics, geophysics, semiconductor physics and the environment, theoretical astrophysics and observational astronomy and cosmology, string theory, general relativity, and theoretical particle physics. Although we welcome applications from outstanding candidates regardless of subfield, we are particularly interested in a candidate who can develop a vibrant research program in AMO or condensed matter physics.

For full consideration, applications should be received by 4 November 2016, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. On-campus interviews will include both teaching an upper-division physics class and presenting a research colloquium. Applicants should apply online at, where they should submit: (1) a curriculum vitæ; (2) a statement of teaching experience and interests, as part of which applicants are invited to comment on any experience with or demonstrated ability to effectively teach students from diverse backgrounds; (3) a statement of research interests that describes how undergraduates would be involved in the proposed research; and (4) three letters of reference, at least one of which addresses teaching ability or potential. Please address the cover letter to Professor Theresa W. Lynn, Chair, Department of Physics, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA 91711.

Harvey Mudd College enthusiastically welcomes applications from talented individuals from all cultural backgrounds. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.