Open Tenure-Track Position

Assistant Professor of Physics: Lewis & Clark College, a private liberal arts college with 2,000 undergraduates, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Department of Physics beginning Fall 2016. Preferred teaching fields include introductory through advanced undergraduate physics. We prefer to hire a theorist or computational physicist, but we will consider applications from experimentalists. We seek candidates from all fields of physics and astronomy who can engage undergraduates in research and attract external funding. PhD or terminal degree in physics required at the time of appointment as a tenure-track member of the faculty. Postdoctoral experience required. Potential for excellent teaching and research at an undergraduate institution are essential. Usual load is five courses per academic year and may include regular participation in the College’s general education program. The College is committed to preparing students for leadership in an increasingly interdependent world, and affirms the educational benefits of diversity. (See

A complete application must include:
(1) cover letter of application and a description of how the applicant’s teaching and/or work in the campus community will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity
(2) curriculum vitae
(3) statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness
(4) research interests and plan for involving undergraduates
(5) sample of scholarship (published articles, and/or works in progress)
(6) undergraduate and graduate transcripts (may be unofficial)
(7) three letters of recommendation (uploaded separately by the referees)

Submit the above materials electronically via Interfolio Click “Apply” to create your free account. Review of applications will begin on October 5, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Lewis & Clark College, located in Portland, OR, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College will conduct background checks on the finalists for the position.