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Open Positions in Physics and Astronomy

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy (physics.cofc.edu) at the College of Charleston invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in physics to begin in August 2015. Candidates must have a commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduate physics courses at all levels. The incumbent must also establish and sustain a successful research program that involves undergraduate students, preferably in experimental condensed matter physics with background in materials synthesis and fabrication. Candidates who can interface with industry, and/or those who can help support and potentially expand the energy production concentration, are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must have, or expect to complete, a PhD in physics or a closely related field before August 15, 2015. Post-doctoral experience is preferred.

The College of Charleston is a public liberal arts and sciences college with approximately 10,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students. The department currently has 18 faculty members and offers degrees in physics, astronomy, and astrophysics.

Qualified applicants should apply online at https://jobs.cofc.edu. Submit

  1. letter of application,
  2. a complete curriculum vitae,
  3. a statement describing their teaching experience and philosophy,
  4. a description of their research background and plans, and
  5. contact information for three professional references,

electronically through our online application system. Any questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Joe Carson, at carsonjc@cofc.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.


Physics Lab Manager

The Department of Physics and Astronomy (physics.cofc.edu) at the College of Charleston invites applications for a physics lab manager position to begin in January 2015. Candidates must have a very good knowledge of physics and physics instruction at an undergraduate level and should have the ability to do simple electrical and mechanical repairs on laboratory equipment. Experience with complex lab equipment as well as troubleshooting and maintaining computer hardware and operating systems is considered a plus. The incumbent must have excellent communication skills. A BS +18 graduate hours in physics or a closely related field is required. A Master's degree in physics or closely related field is preferred. Supervisory and higher education experience are preferred. Knowledge of OSHA rules and regulations will be a plus. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is November 17, 2014. A detailed job description can be found at http://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/3460.

The College of Charleston is a public liberal arts and sciences college with approximately 10,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students. The department currently has 18 faculty members and offers degrees in physics, astronomy, and astrophysics.

Qualified applicants should submit 1) letter of application, 2) a complete curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for three professional references electronically through our online application system at https://jobs.cofc.edu/.

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.