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Experimental Faculty Position at Carleton College

Sep 06, 2019

Assistant Professor of Physics faculty position in experimental physics, subfield open, at Carleton College in Northfield, MN.
Deadline for application is Friday, October 18th 2019.

Carleton College’s Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, to start September 1, 2020. They seek someone with a Ph.D. and with a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment. A successful candidate will demonstrate the potential to be an excellent teacher who can contribute imaginatively to our experimental physics curriculum and create and maintain a program of active scholarship in any area of experimental physics with a substantial on-campus component involving undergraduates. Start-up funds will be provided. Their new interdisciplinary science building includes new instructional and research spaces for physics and a shared ‘maker space’. These spaces provide new opportunities to collaborate with students and faculty across the sciences. Moreover, the department is interested in expanding computational instruction across our curriculum and in continuing our contributions to academic civic engagement projects locally and globally. Research or teaching interests that intersect with a subset of these new departmental spaces and interests would be welcome.

Carleton College is a highly selective liberal arts college with about 2000 undergraduates in the college town of Northfield, MN ~45 miles away from the urban amenities of the Twin Cities. The department of 8 faculty strives to provide a challenging and supportive environment for their enthusiastic and intellectually demanding students. Over the last decade they have graduated 12 – 27 majors annually, of whom one-quarter are women. The teaching load is five courses per year over three trimesters. They seek someone who will strengthen their commitment to teaching a diverse student body, and to producing majors who succeed in a variety of careers. They are open to applications from those who may not have taken a traditional path through physics programs. For further information on the department, visit their web site at

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