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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Experimental Physics
United States Naval Academy
The Naval Academy’s Physics Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in experimental physics. Appointments at all ranks will be considered, but the preference is for junior faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor. These positions may begin as early as the Fall of 2013. A Ph.D. in Physics or closely related field is required.
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In pursuit of academic excellence, the Naval Academy fosters an educational environment that supports and encourages midshipman learning and critical thinking through innovative teaching methods that address a variety of learning styles. We seek outstanding civilian and military faculty and staff from all segments of society, and provide them with the necessary support resources to enable midshipmen to achieve academic success. Our goal is to provide a stimulating environment that instills a passion for lifelong learning and imbues our midshipmen with the intellectual curiosity and analytical rigor needed to be in the forefront of technological advances and global understanding in a rapidly changing and diverse world.
All candidates in experimental fields are invited to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates who can establish a strong experimental presence in the lab spaces available in our department. In addition to conducting research that results in peer-reviewed publications, it is particularly attractive if some aspects of your research provide opportunities for upper-class majors to be involved. We have a diversity of experimentalists in our department, and we encourage candidates to think about possible collaborative efforts within our department. Particular fields of interest include condensed matter physics (dielectric materials, nano-scale materials, soft condensed matter including liquid crystals), optics including quantum optics, acoustics, and biophysics (biophysics would be a new direction in our department).
Applications in the form of a cover letter, a CV including professional experience relevant to the position, the names of three references (we will contact you at the point where we would like you to arrange for references to send their letters directly to us), a statement of teaching philosophy, a description of research plans (possibly including a brief characterization of what is required to establish your lab). These materials should be sent electronically, preferably as a single pdf, to the chair of the search committee, Associate Professor Paul Mikulski, at email@example.com by February 1, 2013.
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