Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tenure Track at Loyola Chicago

Loyola University Chicago's College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position in physics at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in the fall of 2009. The physics department consists of seven tenure-track/tenured faculty and three full-time non-tenure-track members and has active research programs in the areas of astrophysics, biophysics, granular media, experimental and theoretical high energy physics, quantum mechanics and computational physics. The department offers B.S. degrees in Physics, Theoretical Physics/Applied Mathematics, Biophysics, Physics/Computer Science, and a dual-degree B.S./M.Ed., and is a partner with several schools of engineering in dual-degree physics/engineering programs. We have built a thriving undergraduate program by placing great importance on close interaction with students, a rigorous curriculum, and involvement of students in our research. With about 90 physics majors, we have one of the largest undergraduate programs for any B.S.-degree granting department in the nation. Several of our faculty members are involved in Loyola's Center for Science and Math Education, making the physics department a leader in systemic efforts to improve science education in the City of Chicago and surrounding region. The successful candidate should have earned a doctorate in physics or a closely related discipline prior to the fall of 2009, and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Previous teaching experience is desirable. Responsibilities for the position include teaching courses throughout the undergraduate physics curriculum for both physics majors and non-majors, conducting an ongoing research program in physics, and performing service for the university as required. This position requires a passionate commitment to excellence in teaching and dedication to developing a strong research program that will engage undergraduate students. While applications from all qualified candidates will be considered, applicants with research interests in one of our current areas of active research are especially encouraged to apply