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Open Positions in Physics and Astronomy

Open Positions

Tenure-track Assistant Professor—Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy (http://physics.cofc.edu) at the College of Charleston invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in physics to begin in the fall of 2014. 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. 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, 2014. 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, and astrophysics.

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, and 4) the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references electronically through our online application system at https://jobs.cofc.edu/. Any questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Sorinel Oprisan, at oprisans@cofc.edu . Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, underrepresented minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor– Air Quality

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the College of Charleston invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position for an individual with a research interest related to Air Quality to begin in the fall of 2014. Candidates must have a commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduate physics or astronomy (including at the introductory level) as well as undergraduate and graduate inter-disciplinary environmental studies courses. Candidates must have, or expect to complete, a PhD in physics, atmospheric physics, environmental physics, environmental engineering, or a closely-related field before August 15, 2014. Post-doctoral experience is preferred.

The successful candidate is expected to develop and sustain a research program applied to any branch of air quality. More information about the physics and astronomy department can be found at http://physics.cofc.edu and information about undergraduate and graduate environmental studies programs can be found at http://catalogs.cofc.edu/undergraduate/environmental-studies.htm and http://mes.cofc.edu.

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; and 4) the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references electronically through our online application system at https://jobs.cofc.edu/. Any questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. George Chartas, at chartasg@cofc.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.