Assistant Professor of Physics

Presbyterian College
Presbyterian College
Presbyterian College offers a competitive salary range, along with great benefits.
Closing date
12 Nov 2023

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The Presbyterian College Physics Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level starting in August 2024. The Department of Physics at Presbyterian College offers Physics and Medical Physics majors as well as a cooperative dual-degree program in engineering. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory and upper-level physics courses, as well as opportunities to teach engineering physics, advanced physics laboratory, and special topics courses. Successful candidates will hold a PhD in physics or engineering and demonstrate a commitment to pursuing excellence in teaching within a liberal arts curriculum. Candidates are expected to develop an active research program mentoring undergraduates within a teacher-scholar framework and will have the opportunity to pursue external funding and publications for advancing the undergraduate research endeavors of the department. Additionally, the candidate will have the opportunity to be supported by the department’s NIH-funded South Carolina-INBRE research program as well as Presbyterian College’s Summer Fellows research program.

Presbyterian College (PC) is a liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA. The college supports academic freedom, encourages community involvement, and commits to an equitable and inclusive learning environment for all students. Located in Clinton, South Carolina, PC is approximately 40 minutes from Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina and about one hour from Columbia, South Carolina. The region offers abundant opportunity for social and recreational activities, with easy access to Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia.

Interested individuals should send a letter describing your motivation for applying for this position, curriculum vitae, a statement on contributions to diversity, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and a brief research plan in one pdf file to:  Dr. Eli Owens, References and official transcripts will be requested at a later stage in the process. The department particularly invites applications from groups underrepresented within the physics profession.  If you have questions, please contact the PC Physics Department Chair, Dr. Eli Owens, Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2023 and continue until position is filled.

Presbyterian College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College seeks to hire the most qualified candidate and does not discriminate against any legally protected class.


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