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Open Positions in Physics and Astronomy

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy ( 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 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 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.