Assistant Professor of Physics at Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics, seeks qualified applicants for a newly authorized, tenure-track Assistant Professor position, beginning in academic year 2018-2019. The Department of Physics is one of the largest undergraduate-only programs in the United States, with approximately 110 undergraduate majors, and it provides physics courses to a large cohort of non-majors each semester. The department is located on LUC’s Lake Shore Campus on the North Side of Chicago. For more information about the department, visit our website at http://www.luc.edu/physics.
Job duties include teaching courses throughout the undergraduate physics curriculum for both physics majors and non-majors, conducting an ongoing research program in physics, and performing service for the department, college, and university as required.
The successful candidate for this position will have a doctoral degree in physics or a closely related field. This position requires a passionate commitment to excellence in teaching and dedication to developing a strong research program that will engage undergraduate students. Teaching experience is required. The incumbent is also expected to be competitive for external funding.
Applicants should submit, by December12, 2017, current Curriculum Vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a summary of research interests, a statement of involving undergraduate students in research, and a letter of interest to https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/6305 . They should provide the names and addresses of three individuals prepared to comment on their professional qualifications for this position. References will not be contacted immediately but may be consulted at subsequent points in the review process. Questions about the search may be directed to the search committee chair:
Review of applications will begin on December 13, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity - including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment - is critical to achieving the University's mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual's record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.
As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.
Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. With an enrollment of 16,422 students, Loyola University Chicago occupies four campuses--Lake Shore, Water Tower, Health Sciences, and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy--and is home to 11 schools and colleges.... U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the top "national universities" (#99 in the 2016 edition) in its annual reviews. Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations, such as the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.