Sunday, August 4, 2019

Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Physics, University of San Diego CA

Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Physics
The Department of Physics and Biophysics at the University of San Diego invites applications for a tenure-track Clare Boothe Luce assistant professorship. This prestigious position, a result of an award from the Henry Luce Foundation, includes exceptional career development support along with a competitive salary and a generous start-up package. The award terms limit the position to female candidates who have a doctorate in physics and are US citizens or permanent residents. The successful candidate should demonstrate the potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching, and the capacity to establish a vigorous research program tailored to undergraduates. The candidate will also have the opportunity to play a key role in the burgeoning Physics-Engineering program; and help develop a new Physics-Community Partnership Program (P-CoPP) that will partner undergraduates with female mentors from industry and R1 institutions. These initiatives are strategically designed to promote diversity and inclusion in STEM, and increase retention and success of underrepresented students in STEM graduate programs and careers. Given these initiatives, preference will be given to research expertise in applied experimental physics, though all research areas are welcome.
The Physics and Biophysics Department, within the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of San Diego, is deeply committed to excellence in undergraduate physics education in a liberal arts environment - including small class sizes, personalized mentoring, and independent research opportunities. Our faculty are equally devoted to leading nationally-recognized research programs that involve undergraduates at every level. Finally, through our award-winning outreach and service initiatives, we aim to promote diversity, inclusion and the holistic education of our students and the broader community. For additional information about the Physics and Biophysics Department, please visit, or contact the Department Chair, Dr. Rae M.R. Anderson
How to Apply: Candidates should go to, search for ‘Clare Boothe Luce’ and Click 'Apply Now' to complete the application and upload materials. Applications must include a (1) letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of research goals, (4) teaching philosophy, and (5) contact information for three references that can provide letters by the application deadline.
For full consideration, applications should be completed and submitted by October 4, 2019.

Questions? Contact the Chair of the Physics and Biophysics Department, Dr. Rae M.R. Anderson (

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