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Assistant Professor, Medical Physics

Howard University
Washington D.C.
Posted Date
Mar 22, 2023

Howard University

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Assistant Professor, Medical Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with research interests in the area of Medical Physics for newly launched MS in Medical Physics program. We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in Medical Physics research and teaching. Successful candidates are expected to develop vigorous, extramurally funded research programs in their areas of expertise, actively participate in the Department's teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Evidence of interest and success in mentoring underrepresented students is highly desired. Candidates who have successfully completed a CAMPEP accredited graduate program are preferred.


Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis upon educational opportunities for Black students. Howard University is currently classified as an R2 research university with aspirations and actions underway to achieve R1 status within the next few years. It is a residential campus of approximately 13,000 students located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.


The Department of Physics and Astronomy currently consists of 18 faculty members, conducting pure and applied research with specializations in Medical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Batteries & Renewable Energy, Laser Spectroscopy & Optics, Cosmology & String Theory, Nuclear and Elementary Particle Physics and Biophysics. It offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Physics with foci in Medical Physics, Experimental, Theoretical and Computational Physics research related to the above cited areas and is a leading producer of African Americans earning degrees in Physics.  Additional details and information about the department and medical physics program can be found at .


 Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Medical Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Imaging Sciences, Health Physics, Radiation Sciences, Physics, or related disciplines from an accredited institution;
  • Record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service commensurate with the rank of assistant professor in Medical Physics;
  • Effective communication and organizational skills; and
  • Evidence of successful grant writing experience is highly favored but not required.


Complete applications consist of a single PDF file containing

1) Cover letter addressing qualifications listed above;

2) Current curriculum vita;

3) Two-page statement of research accomplishments, interests and future plans;

4) Two-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy; and

5) Names and contact information for at least three references who will provide letters upon request from the search committee.


Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee: Prof. Silvina Gatica, and submitted electronically to . Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date is August 16, 2023. Additional details and information can be found at


The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, marital status, religion, disability or protected veterans status. Veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities or veterans status, Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX should be directed to the Office of Employee Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity at 202-806-1280.


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