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Tenure track Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Mary Washington

Nov 20, 2020

The Department of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Mary Washington invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Physics to begin August 2021. Ph.D. is required. All areas of physics will be considered, with preference being given to candidates with prior undergraduate teaching experience and a background in computational or theoretical physics.

University of Mary Washington is seeking candidates with enthusiasm for working with students, the ability to teach a variety of courses across the physics curriculum, and a desire to contribute creatively to our traditional major, our major in Applied Physics, and general education courses, such as First-Year Seminar. Dedication to continuing professional development and departmental and college-wide service is required. Highly qualified candidates will be able to demonstrate dedication to effective teaching and high-impact learning in an inclusive environment that embraces diverse talents and backgrounds. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an original research program in his/her area of expertise, and preference will be given to candidates who will involve students in on-campus research.

UMW is a public liberal arts and sciences university dedicated to effective teaching and the integration of undergraduate students in research. The Department offers Physics and Applied Physics majors and has recently moved into new lab and teaching facilities in the Jepson Science Center addition, which is well-equipped to support its teaching and research missions. Recently recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education, UMW is centrally located between Washington, DC and Richmond, VA, in close proximity to many government labs and private engineering firms offering opportunities for collaborative research and student internship opportunities.

The University of Mary Washington is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to these core principles.

Applications must be submitted through Candidates are required to complete a Commonwealth of Virginia application and electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. For full consideration, applications must be received by November 30, 2020. For questions, contact Dr. Janet Asper Chair, Department of Chemistry and Physics, at jasper(AT)

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