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Date Posted: 10/4/16

Assistant Professor, Physics
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Department: PHYSICS
Position Status:

Basic Function:
The Department of Physics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics to begin in the Fall of 2017. WPI seeks an outstanding junior faculty member primarily in the area of biophysics with research interests that align with WPI's strategic plan, such as in the broad multidisciplinary themes of health/biotechnology and robotics/cyberphysical systems. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in physics or in a closely related area and is expected to establish a vigorous externally funded research program that involves graduate and undergraduate students. Experience in mentoring and teaching undergraduate and graduate students in a robust and collaborative research program, so as to participate effectively in WPI's distinctive curriculum, will be valued. Preference will be given to experimentalists who can complement the outstanding team of researchers present both in the department and at WPI , and who are committed to excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate students. The Physics Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees and has strong research programs in the areas of biophysics, soft-condensed matter, optics, quantum physics, nuclear physics, and nanoscience. Please see
www.wpi.edu/+Physics for more information regarding this search and WPI . Startup funds are available commensurate with research potential at WPI .

Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation's first technological universities. A highly selective private university within an hour of Boston, WPI is consistently ranked among the top 60 research institutions by U.S. News and World Report with an undergraduate student body of over 4,100 and over 1,900 full-time and part-time graduate students. The university is home to an innovative and intensive project-based curriculum that empowers students with the knowledge and skills to address real word problems around the globe, an approach repeatedly cited for excellence by The Princeton Review and the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Interested candidates should submit an application consisting of (i) a cover letter addressing the alignment of the candidate's research and teaching with the department's interests and the WPI strategic plan, (ii) a curriculum vita, (iii) a description of research plans addressing the connection to the department and WPI , (iv) a statement on pedagogical approaches to student learning and teaching, and (v) a list of five references with full contact information. Submit application materials at careers.wpi.edu/postings/3872. Inquiries regarding this position can be addressed to Prof. Doug Petkie, Head, Department of Physics at mailto:ph-search@wpi.edu. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged. Review of applications will be conducted on the rolling basis that will begin on December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
• The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous externally funded research program and contribute to the teaching mission of the department.

Position Requirements
• Ph.D. in physics or in closely related area.

Posting Date: 09/30/2016
Open Until Filled:
Special Instructions to Applicants:

EEO Information:
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.
Criminal Background Check Statement:
A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

To apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/891273
WPI, the nation's third oldest private technological university, established in 1865 by New England industrialists John Boynton and Ichabod Washburn consists of 80 acres set in a safe, residential section of Worcester, Massachusetts—the second
largest city in New England—home to 13 colleges, and situated 40 miles west of Boston.


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