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Assistant Professor of Physics

University of Dallas
Irving, Texas, US
Commensurate with experience
Posting live until
8 Oct 2023

Job Details


The Physics Department in the Constantin College of Liberal Arts at the University of Dallas invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2024. The University of Dallas is a Catholic liberal arts institution that features an extensive core curriculum for undergraduate students.

The applicant should demonstrate a firm commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts institution and will be required to teach at all levels of lectures and labs within a wide selection of physics courses, as well as developing new courses and labs. The successful candidate will be required to develop a competitive research program involving undergraduates and should demonstrate an ability to mentor undergraduates in research. Most of our undergraduate physics majors complete research projects and a senior thesis. Applicants should exhibit engaging and inclusive teaching and research practices. A Ph.D. in Physics or a related field is required at time of start date.

We are excited to consider applications from experimental physicist candidates in diverse fields including, but not limited to, nuclear physics, condensed matter, optics, electronics, materials science, biophysics, astronomy and astrophysics, however, all qualified applications will be reviewed. We are particularly interested in an ability to use computational physics in teaching and/or research programs and the potential to develop advanced courses and labs closely related to their research field. Additionally, the Department of Physics offers several items of advanced equipment for upper division labs and research and has been developing a nuclear physics lab in collaboration with local industries.


  • Teaching required Physics majors courses and labs
  • Teaching required physics courses for science majors, including pre-health
  • Teaching upper division electives for Physics majors with labs
  • Teaching core physical science courses and labs for non-science majors
  • Actively participating in the life of the Department, University and community through active public engagement, future committee work and collegial involvement
  • Ability to research both autonomously and as part of a collaborative team
  • Ability to develop a competitive research program involving undergraduates
  • Advising undergraduate students
  • Research supervision of undergraduate group members
  • Ability to develop upper level labs


  • Ph. D. in Physics (or related disciplinary field)
  • Experience teaching
  • Commitment to teaching
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate students in research


  • Ability to build and design a lab for research
  • Ability to write and grant proposals and obtain external funding
  • Experience in an undergraduate institution with a liberal arts background
  • Experience teaching introductory and upper division Physics courses such as condensed matter, solid state physics, optics, electronics, biophysics, materials science, nuclear physics, astronomy and astrophysics with advanced labs
  • Evidence of innovative education practices 


Applications for the position should be made online and must include a cover letter indicating your interest in the position, your qualifications, your research interests, and how you see yourself contributing to the mission of the University; a curriculum vitae; unofficial grade transcripts, a research plan; and a statement of teaching philosophy. Please also include evaluations of your teaching if you have them. Letter of reference and writing samples are not required at this stage but may be requested later. The review of applications will begin on October 1st, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

All applications should be submitted online at:

Any questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Jacob Moldenhauer at


The University of Dallas is a Catholic university that seeks to educate the whole person, encouraging its students to pursue wisdom, truth and virtue as the proper and primary ends of education. We have consistently ranked as one of the top regional universities in the country. All employees are expected to understand and support the Mission.


UD currently enrolls more than 1,400 undergraduate students and 1,200 graduate students from across the U.S. and the world. The university has been consistently ranked as one of the top regional universities and enjoys a spot in the list of the top 10 Catholic colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report and in the top 15 Catholic colleges nationwide by Forbes. UD’s summer programs for gifted high school students are ranked in the top 20 in the nation.

Located in Irving, a city of over 200,000 with six global Fortune 500 headquarters, the university’s campus is an oasis in the middle of the vibrant Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) metro area. Downtown Dallas is 15 minutes away, and DFW International Airport is also approximately 15 minutes away and reachable by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system; UD has its own stop. Campus facilities include the award-winning Church of the Incarnation, the J.M. Haggar University Center, the Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library, seven residence halls, student apartments, and the Maher Athletic Center, which houses 15 men’s and women’s NCAA III varsity sports.

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