Washington and Lee University invites applications for a
tenure-track position in Physics at the rank of Assistant
Professor. The appointment begins July 1, 2022. Candidates should
be prepared to teach across the physics curriculum, including
introductory physics and topical courses at the upper-level.
Candidates should also be prepared to mentor undergraduates in a
productive research program; physics-related area of research is
open. Startup funds and laboratory space are available.
W&L is ranked in the top twelve liberal arts institutions with
a thriving physics degree program in the Department of Physics and
Engineering. The department mentors a very active and talented
group of students, averaging about 5-12 physics majors per year. We
are committed to the development of a dynamic and inclusive
environment that allows students and employees of multiple
backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive
together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment
and exhibit potential for excellence in teaching and for vigorous
scholarship. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we
welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and
members of other communities that are traditionally
underrepresented in academia.
The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for
and new employees must provide proof of at least their
first shot prior to the first day of employment. Individuals may
seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination
Ph.D. in a field of physics or related area is required.
Undergraduate teaching experience is highly desirable.
Candidates should submit:
- letter of application summarizing current and future
scholarship, teaching interests and experience, and demonstrating
the ability to work with a diverse student population
- brief statements of teaching philosophy and research plans
- three confidential letters of recommendation
All materials should be submitted via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/95103
Application review will begin 15 October 2021
, but the
search will remain open .
We expect to invite semi-finalists
for Zoom interviews in late October, and finalists will be
contacted by early November.
For more information, please contact the search chair: Professor
Irina Mazilu firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we
are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of
scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development
of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our
faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are
representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and
abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with
disabilities to perform essential functions.
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and
backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the
recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and
staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view,
interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and
diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working
environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.