Assistant/Associate Professor of Physics

  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Boston, MA
  • Apr 08, 2021
Full time Physics & Astronomy

Job Description

Department: Science

Job Description Summary

Wentworth Institute of Technology is seeking to fill one full-time faculty position in Physics within the Sciences Program in the School of Sciences and Humanities to start in September 2021. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on April 25, 2021, but applications received after that date will continue to be considered until the position is filled.

The Sciences program at Wentworth represents an interdisciplinary collaboration between faculty in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. We launched our new major, the Bachelor of Science in Applied Sciences (BSAS) in 2019. This major highlights the connections between our fields and aims to provide students with a well-rounded foundation in physical and life sciences. We seek a colleague eager to contribute to the growth and success of this program. For more information about BSAS, please visit our website

This position may be classified as either an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, depending on the applicant's qualifications and experience.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will demonstrate an enthusiasm for and commitment to education as well as the ability to instruct physics courses at the undergraduate level. These include introductory algebra and calculus-based courses, rotating electives, and selected upper-level courses. While our primary mission is teaching, the candidate is also expected to engage in scholarly work and service to the institute. As such we seek a candidate who can demonstrate the ability to incorporate undergraduates into their scholarly activities, particularly with the limited equipment and funds typical of small institutions.

Inclusive Excellence at Wentworth:

The University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all University programs and activities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status or any other category protected by law. All applicants are eligible for accessibility support and accommodation. To find out more about Wentworth's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, please visit the website

Required Qualifications:

  1. PhD in Physics or a closely related field by Fall 2021. Qualified candidates who are ABD will be considered.
  2. 1-3 years of teaching experience as the primary course instructor at the college level.

Preferred Qualifications:

Research backgrounds from every field of physics will be considered, but the candidate must demonstrate a plan for incorporating undergraduate students in their scholarly work. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in course development.

In your application include:

  1. A cover letter that addresses this job description, providing examples of working with diverse groups of students, faculty and staff, and includes examples of your ability to complete tasks independently and collaboratively.
  2. A current CV.
  3. A statement about your teaching philosophy and integration of pedagogical techniques.
  4. A statement about your research goals and plans for undergraduate involvement.
  5. A statement about how you would contribute to a diverse and inclusive campus culture.
  6. Three professional references. Candidates will be notified before the University contacts their references.
Minimum Education Required: Doctoral degree

Preferred Education: Doctoral degree

Minimum Work Experience Required: 1 - 3 years as primary course instructor

Minimum Knowledge Required
Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations.

Preferred Knowledge
Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations.

Advertised Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field. Qualified candidates who are ABD will be considered.

Advertised Preferred Qualifications

1-3 years teaching experience at the collegiate level. Background in experimental techniques and instrumentation.

Posting Number: F00224

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