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Interdisciplinary Physics, Mathematics, or Environmental Science Tenure Track Position

Sarah Lawrence College
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 9, 2024

Job Details

Interdisciplinary Physics, Mathematics, or Environmental Science Tenure Track Position

Rank: Undefined
Tenure Information: Tenure Track

Job Description
Sarah Lawrence College seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member to join its Natural Science and Mathematics faculty with a required start in the fall of 2024. We seek candidates with evidence of successful teaching in undergraduate physics, mathematics, and/or environmental science courses and interest in teaching and engaging undergraduate students in interdisciplinary research that spans two of the three disciplines. Sarah Lawrence is a small liberal arts college located near New York City with an open curriculum and unique pedagogy based on small classes and individualized student projects; interdisciplinary work is a developing feature of the curriculum. We are interested in candidates who have expertise in environmental physics, earth and space science, numerical modeling, energy systems, statistics, or other applied physics or mathematics disciplines. The ability to contribute to either the core physics or mathematics curriculum would be highly desirable. Preference will be given to candidates with interests in either applied computational research or experimental research collaborations conducted at external laboratory facilities.

The application should include the following: cover letter, CV, copy of the graduate transcript, statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests that incorporates how diversity, equity, and inclusion inform your work, descriptions of two courses that could be offered at Sarah Lawrence - one course should be interdisciplinary, a sample of scholarly writing, and three letters of recommendation - at least one of which should speak directly to your teaching abilities.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
Compensation listed for this position is for a full-time tenure-track faculty position and will be contingent on teaching experience.

Required Qualifications
Requirements for the position include a completed Ph.D. at the time of the appointment in the environmental sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, or related fields and a strong commitment to teaching and supervising student research at the undergraduate level.

Preferred Qualifications

Requirements for Employment

Posting Number: F00153P
Open Date:
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Salary: $70,000 to $85,000

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Sarah Lawrence College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has as one of its goals the recruitment and retention of a racially and culturally diverse administration, staff and faculty. To that end, every job opening is seen as an opportunity to increase diversity and every effort will be made to expand the applicant pool in accordance with these goals.

Sarah Lawrence College is located in southern Westchester County, 25 minutes by train from midtown Manhattan, NYC. For information on Sarah Lawrence College, our curriculum, teaching methods, and philosophy of education, please see our website at



Sarah Lawrence College

Sarah Lawrence is a prestigious, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Founded in 1926 and consistently ranked among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country, Sarah Lawrence is known for its pioneering approach to education, rich history of impassioned intellectual and civic engagement, and vibrant, successful alumni. In close proximity to the unparalleled offerings of New York City, our historic campus is home to an inclusive, intellectually curious, and diverse community.

Talented, creative students choose Sarah Lawrence for the opportunity to take charge of their education. In close collaboration with our dedicated, distinguished faculty, students create a rigorous, personalized course of study and connect their passions across a wide array of disciplines. They graduate knowing how to apply the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking necessary for life after college.

At Sarah Lawrence, students spend more time one-on-one with award-winning faculty than do students at any other college in the country

Sarah Lawrence College occupies 44 wooded acres in Yonkers, NY, near the Village of Bronxville—just north of New York City. A 30-minute train ride from the Bronxville station takes students into Midtown Manhattan. Learn more about the area

The iconic college campus, located just north of New York City, is not the only reason to work at Sarah Lawrence College.

As a Sarah Lawrence employee, you will join a warm, challenging, and diverse community that offers both quality of life advantages and tangible, valuable employee benefits.

When you work at Sarah Lawrence, you:

  • Receive outstanding benefits, such as medical, dental, and vision plans that exceed the standard plans offered by many companies and institutions, and an exceptional retirement plan through TIAA-CREF.
  • Have unparalleled educational opportunities, such as tuition benefits on campus for employees, their spouses, and their children; discounted tuition to the College’s renowned nursery school; and tuition benefit programs for dependent children who attend other colleges.
  • Have continuous opportunities for advancement, as it is College policy to fill vacancies by promotion or transfer whenever possible.
  • Enjoy boundless cultural experiences, including readings, lectures, music, theater, film screenings, dance performances, art exhibitions, and a state-of-the-art library, free to employees.
  • Have free access to the 48,000-square-foot Campbell Sports Center, with a six-lane pool, modern weight/fitness training center, squash courts, gymnasium, indoor track, outdoor tennis courts, and fitness classes, open to employees seven days per week.
  • Have several on-campus options for meals, plus off-campus discounts at local restaurants and stores.
  • Work in a convenient location close to all major highways, easily accessed from the Metro-North Harlem line, and 35 minutes from mid-town Manhattan.
  • Enjoy free parking on campus, a 10% discount at the college bookstore, and a 35-hour office workweek, with flexible summer hours for office staff on Fridays.


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