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Open Positions in Physics and Astronomy

Tenure-track Assistant Professor – 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 the fall of 2019. 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, 2019. 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 17 faculty members and offers degrees in physics, astronomy, astrophysics, and meteorology.

Qualified applicants should submit

  1. a cover letter
  2. a complete curriculum vitae
  3. a statement describing their teaching experience and philosophy
  4. a description of their research background and plans
  5. the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references electronically through our online application system at

Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Alem Teklu, at

Review of applications will begin on December 24, 2018 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.