Assistant Professor of Physics, Tenure Track, Fall 2015

Updated: about 4 years ago
Location: Orange, CALIFORNIA
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Job Title
Assistant Professor of Physics, Tenure Track, Fall 2015
Department Location Category Status
Physics Program Orange Faculty Full-time
General Information
The Schmid College of Science and Technology (SCST) at Chapman University seeks applicants to fill two full time tenure track positions as Assistant Professor of Theoretical Physics, effective Fall 2015.
Chapman University offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition for its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. More information about Chapman University is available at
The SCST offers a B.S. degree in Physics and Computational Science and MS/PhD degrees in Computational and Data Sciences. The SCST also offers a wide variety of degrees in science disciplines and is deeply committed to excellence in scholarship and teaching, including providing students with personalized educational experiences involving mentoring and collaborative research. More information about the Schmid College of Science & Technology is available at It is also noteworthy that Chapman University is the home of the Institute for Quantum Studies (see which consists of some of the top physicists in the world, with whom the prospective candidate may choose to interact.
Requirements include a PhD in Physics and evidence of strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching in a liberal arts setting. Candidates with higher computational skills and the ability to contribute to the graduate programs are encouraged to apply.
For one position the successful candidate will have experience and interests in Foundations of Quantum Theory.
For the other position, the successful candidate will have experience and interests in Cosmology.
Duties include teaching Physics and mentoring student research in Physics and Computational & Data Sciences. The teaching load is four courses per year.
Tenure track faculty are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their research/scholarly activity, teaching and service.
Contact Information
To apply submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements as well as contact information for three references to:
Physics Search Committee at
Include in the subject line, "Physics Position."
Review of applications will begin on October 15 and will continue until positions are filled. Please feel free to include any other documents that show excellence in research and teaching. Successful completion of a criminal background check is required for the final candidate.

Chapman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing career opportunities to all people, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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