Non-Columbia University Job Opportunities

Below are current job opportunites outside of Columbia:


Clark University’s Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2015. We seek a candidate with a strong interest in computational physics, with research experience in, for example, condensed matter, biological, or chemical physics. The potential for complementing current departmental research and collaborating with colleagues outside the department is desirable. The candidate is expected to establish a vigorous research program with both graduate and undergraduate students. A very strong commitment to teaching and mentoring is expected. The successful candidate will join a department where Albert Michelson and Robert Goddard once worked to continue a long tradition of excellence in research and education. Candidates should have a PhD in Physics or a related field, and postdoctoral experience is preferred.

Further information is available at Clark is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage minorities and women to apply. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014. Electronic submission of materials is preferred.

Please send CV and a statement of research and teaching interests to Professor Arshad Kudrolli, Search Committee Chair, Department of Physics, Clark University, 950 Main St., Worcester, MA 01610 (email: Candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address.

Experimental Physics Tenure-Track Opening at CSULB

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at California State University Long Beach has a tenure-track opening for Assistant Professor in Experimental Physics.  We are very excited about this position and seeking to advertise as broadly as possible.  The official position description is available ( and the Physics Today advertisement appeared in the Oct. 2014 issue.  

California State University Long Beach is a comprehensive university located in LA metropolitan area designated as Hispanic Serving Institution.  The Department is a successful PhysTEC site ( and a newly funded APS Bridge Site (  From 2010 to 2012, the department at CSULB averaged 12 master’s of science graduates, the highest among 62 physics master’s-granting universities in the US, according to the American Institute of Physics.  It is a great place with young and dynamic faculty working for the student success.

Please encourage all qualified candidates to apply.  We are especially interested in recruiting faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.

Even though the review of applications will begin on Nov. 3, 2014, we continue accepting the applications until the position is filled.

Details here

Assistant Professor of Physics position at Lehigh University

The Department of Physics at Lehigh University invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor Level beginning in August 2015. Lehigh University and the Physics Department have a strong commitment to the inclusion and engagement of our growing population of culturally diverse students. Therefore, we particularly seek candidates who will successfully serve as mentors and role models for students belonging to groups that are currently underrepresented in physics. Successful candidates will have a PhD in Physics and a strong interest in an academic career combining research and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Preferably, candidates should have strong interest and expertise in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics; Plasma Physics; Elementary Particle Physics; Cosmology; or Nuclear Physics. Both theorists and experimentalist are invited to apply.

The department has well-established research programs in Astrophysics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Biophysics, Condensed Matter and Nanophysics, Nonlinear Optics and Photonics, Plasma Physics, and Statistical Physics and is looking for candidates who will expand the breadth of our current research offerings. The department is undergoing a major period of transformation and we expect 5-7 faculty positions will become available in the next 10 years.

Located in Pennsylvania's scenic Lehigh Valley, the campus is situated on 1,600 acres in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia. Lehigh is a premier residential research university, ranked in the top tier of national research universities each year. Lehigh University is a coeducational, nondenominational, private university that offers a distinct academic environment of undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe.

Lehigh is a recipient of the 2006 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility and a 2010 National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering, and math ( Lehigh provides a wide range of networking, mentoring and development opportunities for early-career faculty, and is a leader in promoting work-life balance ( Lehigh offers excellent benefits, including domestic-partner benefits, and is a founding member of the Lehigh Valley Inter-Regional Networking & Connecting Consortium to assist highly qualified couples who face the dual career challenge.

Applicants should include a cover letter describing their area of expertise and major contributions, curriculum vitae, publication list, the names and affiliations of three references, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests, and a statement on diversity. The diversity statement might include (but is not limited to) the applicant’s experience and vision regarding diversity issues such as recruitment, inclusion, retention, mentoring, and serving as role models for students from underrepresented groups. All materials should be uploaded to the website and must be received by Dec. 1, 2014.

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.