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Assistant Professor of Physics

Apply now Job no: 492449
Work type: Tenure track faculty
Location: Chester
Categories: Faculty

Widener University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy  invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor to start in fall 2020. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, will be expected to pursue an active research program that will include significant participation by undergraduate students, and will be expected to contribute to departmental, campus, and professional service. Teaching duties will include introductory physics courses and laboratories for science/engineering majors and for non-science majors, upper-level physics courses and laboratories, and astronomy/astrophysics courses if qualified.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements are a commitment to undergraduate education and clear evidence of scholarly potential. Ph.D. in physics or a physics-related discipline is required. ABD candidates may be considered if the Ph.D. will be completed by May 2020.

To apply: Applicants must complete the online application at Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement providing details of research plans, along with contact information for three references. Widener University and the Department of Physics and Astronomy are committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. In your application materials, please address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or university service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Please ensure that all documents are submitted as PDF files. Please upload all documents as 1 file. Complete applications received by December 1, 2019 will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation, and leadership.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive University, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law School located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the University, please visit our website at


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