Job Details

Villanova University
  • Position Number: 4597941
  • Location: Villanova, PA
  • Position Type: Science - Physics

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Physics

Villanova University

Posting Details

Posting Number: 20231071F

Position Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Physics

Position Type: Faculty

Location: Villanova, PA

Recruitment Type: Internal/External Applicants

Work Schedule: full-time/9-months

Department: 186-Physics

Position Summary:

The Department of Physics at Villanova University is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning Fall 2024. We seek applicants committed to the teacher-scholar model, in which faculty integrate their scholarly pursuits with undergraduate education. The successful candidate should demonstrate high potential for both teaching and research, including the engagement of undergraduate students in research and the ability to attract external funding.

The Villanova Physics Department has active research in the areas of Condensed Matter and Astrophysics. In Condensed Matter, our faculty members specialize in low-dimensional materials, biological physics, and magnetism in correlated-electron materials. In Astrophysics, our faculty are involved in studies of gravitational waves, the Cosmic Microwave Backgrounds, black hole accretion, and star formation, with strengths in observation and instrumentation. Candidates who can cultivate synergies with our existing Condensed Matter efforts in the development of their research program are particularly encouraged to apply.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities:

In addition to maintaining an active research agenda leading to publication, our new colleague will teach undergraduate courses in his/her area of expertise, as well as other departmental courses, in a way that fosters connections across the discipline and the Villanova community.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. is required as well as outstanding research potential and excellence in teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

Post-doctoral experience in Physics or a closely aligned field is preferred.
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:

Special Message to Applicants:

Applicants must apply online at All applications are to include:
Application letter
Current and complete curriculum vitae
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Statement of Research Interests
Contact information for at least three references who will receive a secure email link to upload confidential letters of recommendation when the application is submitted.

For finalists, an official graduate transcript will be required. Review of applications begins November 1, 2023, and continues until the position is filled.

Posting Date: 09/01/2023

Closing Date (11:59pm ET):

Salary Posting Information: Competitive.

Salary Band:

Job Classification: faculty

References Needed

Minimum Number of References Needed: 3

Maximum Number of References Needed: 5

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Documents needed to complete your application:

Required Documents

1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
4. Statement of Research Interests

Optional Documents

1. Other Document
2. Summary of Teaching Evaluations
3. Transcripts
4. Writing Sample/Publications
5. Statement of Contribution to Mission
6. Other Document (2)

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