Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Physics

Connecticut, US
The position offers competitive salary and benefits, and funds for laboratory start-up expenses.
Nov 10, 2023
Posting live until
Jan 09, 2024

The Physics Department at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor beginning in September, 2024. We seek candidates who are enthusiastic about teaching all facets of undergraduate physics to a diverse student body and who are committed to initiating and pursuing an active on-campus research program in experimental or computational physics in which undergraduates can meaningfully participate. The position offers competitive salary and benefits, and funds for laboratory start-up expenses. The teaching load is four courses per year for the first two years and five courses per year thereafter, with a one-semester leave every four years. A doctorate in physics is required, with Ph.D. completed by August 2024; some teaching experience is highly desired.

Review of applications will begin on December 31 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research plan detailing budget and undergraduate participation, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation.  The research and teaching statements should also address your approach to teaching and supervising students from diverse backgrounds.  Please apply at https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com.

Questions about the position can be addressed to Prof. Barbara Walden at barbara.walden@trincoll.edu

Trinity College seeks a faculty that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Conn. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.