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Open Positions in Physics and Astronomy

Two open positions:

Tenure-track Assistant Professor – Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy (physics.cofc.edu) at the College of Charleston invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in astronomy to begin in fall 2017. Candidates must have a commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduates and demonstrated ability to establish and sustain a successful research program involving undergraduates. Applications are welcome from all areas of astrophysics, although preference will be given to those with an observational background who would be able to utilize the department's soon-to-be-completed, on-campus telescope for teaching and outreach purposes. A PhD in astronomy, physics, or a closely related field is required, and post-doctoral experience is preferred..

The College of Charleston is a public, liberal arts college with approximately 10,000 undergraduates and 1,100 graduate students. The department consists of 19 faculty members with research interests in astronomy and astrophysics, particle physics, condensed matter physics, medical physics, atmospheric physics, and meteorology. We offer undergraduate degrees in both physics and astrophysics, with approximately 100 majors, all of whom participate in research as a graduation requirement and many of whom work closely with faculty on community outreach. The vibrant CofC astronomy group, consisting of seven faculty members, has a broad range of research interests that include exoplanet,stellar, high energy,extragalactic, and computational astrophysics. The College is part of a consortium that operates a telescope in the Virgin Islands.

Qualified applicants should submit

  1. a complete curriculum vitae
  2. a statement describing their teaching experience and philosophy
  3. a description of their research background and plans
  4. the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references

Applications should be submitted electronically through https://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/5572/. Questions can be directed to the search committee chair, Prof. Chris Fragile (fragilep@cofc.edu). Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016 and 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 immediately. 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 instructional laboratory equipment. Experience 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 highly 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 03, 2016 and will remain open until filled.

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 17 fulltime faculty members and offers degrees in physics, astronomy, astrophysics, and meteorology.

Qualified applicants should submit

  1. letter of application
  2. a complete curriculum vitae
  3. contact information for three professional references

electronically through our online application system at https://jobs.cofc.edu. (Job posting number: 2016131). Direct Link: https://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/5532

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.