Open Positions in Physics and Astronomy

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 Fall 2022. Candidates must have a commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduates and demonstrated ability to establish and sustain a successful research program involving undergraduates, preferably in experimental biophysics, medical physics, or a closely related field. Candidates with excellent theoretical/computational expertise in the field will also be considered. Candidates who can interface with industry, and/or those who can help support and potentially expand the current biophysics program in the department, are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a PhD in physics or a closely related field before August 15, 2022. Post-doctoral and prior teaching experience at the undergraduate level will be a plus.

 

The College of Charleston is a public liberal arts and sciences college with approximately 10,000 undergraduates and 500 graduate students. The department currently has 19 faculty members and offers degrees in physics, astronomy, astrophysics, meteorology, and engineering.

 

Qualified applicants should submit

  1. A cover letter
  2. Complete curriculum vitae
  3. A statement describing teaching experience and philosophy (maximum 3 pages)
  4. Plans for professional development, e.g. discipline-based research (maximum 3 pages)
  5. The names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references, electronically through our online application system at https://jobs.cofc.edu/

 

Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Prof. Chris Fragile (fragilep@cofc.edu). Review of applications will begin on December 01, 2021 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.The Department of Physics and Astronomy (physics.cofc.edu) at the College of Charleston invites applications for an instructor position to begin in fall 2020. The successful applicant must have or expect to have a Ph.D. in Physics before August 15, 2020 and have a passion for teaching physics courses at all levels. Candidates with materials science background will be given preference. The teaching load is 12 contact hours per week, through a combination of lectures and labs. Factors such as prior undergraduate teaching experience, post-doctoral experience, and any outreach experience (K-12 and public) are desirable. This position is non-tenure track, but eligible for review in the sixth year for potential promotion to Senior Instructor, and if successful, eligible for review for renewal every seventh year. 

 


Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering

The College of Charleston invites applications for a Systems Engineering tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level to begin in Fall 2022. A Systems Engineering degree program (http://engineering.cofc.edu) was launched in Fall 2020 within the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the College of Charleston. The successful applicant will be in the unique and exciting position of helping to grow this innovative new program which is the first of its kind in South Carolina. Candidates must have, or expect to complete, a Ph.D. in Systems or Industrial Engineering or a closely related field before August 15, 2022. The successful candidate will also have excellent communication skills, be collegial and collaborative, have a passion for teaching undergraduate engineering courses, and will establish and sustain a successful research program in Systems Engineering that involves undergraduate students.

 

The College of Charleston is a comprehensive university with a rich liberal arts and sciences core curriculum, enrolling approximately 10,000 undergraduates and 500 graduate students. It is uniquely positioned to support an engineering program due to its proximity to Boeing, Bosch, Cummins, Mercedes, Volvo, and several other high-tech engineering industries in Charleston, SC.

 

Qualified applicants should submit

  1. A cover letter,
  2. Complete curriculum vitae
  3. A statement describing teaching experience and philosophy (maximum 3 pages)
  4. Plans for professional development, e.g. discipline-based research (maximum 3 pages)
  5. The names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references, electronically through our online application system at https://jobs.cofc.edu/

 

Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Alem Teklu at teklua@cofc.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 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.

 

 

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

The College of Charleston invites applications for an Electrical Engineering (http://engineering.cofc.edu)  tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level to begin in Fall 2022. The successful applicant will be in the unique and exciting position of growing this innovative new program with a focus on autonomous electric vehicles which was launched in Fall 2021. Candidates must have, or expect to complete, a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field before August 15, 2022. The successful candidate will also have excellent communication skills, be collegial and collaborative, have a passion for teaching undergraduate engineering courses, and will establish and sustain a successful research program in Electrical Engineering that involves undergraduate students.

 

The College of Charleston is a comprehensive university with a rich liberal arts and sciences core curriculum, enrolling approximately 10,000 undergraduates and 500 graduate students. Its Engineering program is uniquely positioned to collaborate with nearby companies Boeing, Bosch, Cummins, Mercedes, Volvo, and several other high-tech engineering industries in Charleston, SC.

 

Qualified applicants should submit

  1. A cover letter
  2. Complete curriculum vitae
  3. A statement describing teaching experience and philosophy (maximum 3 pages)
  4. Plans for professional development, e.g. discipline-based research (maximum 3 pages)
  5. The names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references, electronically through our online application system at https://jobs.cofc.edu/

 

Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Alem Teklu at teklua@cofc.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 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.