Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Physics

The Department of Physics at Harvard University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in experimental/theoretical physics. The areas of interest include, but are not limited to: quantum condensed-matter physics; atomic, molecular, and optical physics; and quantum science including precision measurements. The appointee will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2019.

Basic Qualifications: Doctorate or terminal degree in Physics or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications: Strong research record and a commitment to undergraduate teaching and graduate training.

Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching statement
4. Research statement
5. Names and contact information of 3-5 references (three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when at least three letters have been submitted).

Consideration of applications will begin on November 15, 2018; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Contact Information: Search Committee, c/o Jolanta Davis, Administrator to the Chair, Department of Physics, Harvard University, 17 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, jmdavis@fas.harvard.edu.

Preceptor in Physics

The Department of Physics at Harvard University seeks applications for a Preceptor in Physics. Working closely with faculty and staff in the Department of Physics, the preceptor will oversee all aspects of small-group instruction in the laboratory component of essential introductory and advanced physics courses, targeted to a wide range of students.

Science preceptors supervise and train teaching fellows and play a leading role in the laboratory support team. They collaborate with faculty to develop innovative course materials including hands-on learning activities and independent student projects.

The position, expected to start June 1, 2019, is for an initial appointment of one year, with the possibility of reappointment up to a maximum of eight years total. Reappointment is contingent upon performance, curricular need, position availability, and divisional dean approval.

Basic Qualifications: Candidates should have an advanced degree in physics or a closely allied field, or should be on track to complete the degree by the start of the appointment, and are required to have teaching experience in physics or a closely allied field.

Additional Qualifications: Candidates should have superior organizational, written, and interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated ability to lead and train teaching assistants. The following skills are strongly preferred: 

  • experience setting up, managing and directing student laboratory sessions.
  • experience interfacing computers with experiments in LabVIEW, Matlab and Python. 
  • experience with oscilloscopes, lockin amplifiers, spectrum analyzers, NIM electronics, lasers, vacuum systems, and low temperature techniques preferred. 
  • machine shop skills and experience with fabrication of mechanical and electronic devices. 
  • demonstrated commitment to culture of safety in teaching laboratories.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter, CV, and teaching statement directly to the Harvard academic positions site at https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8665. Please ask three to five referees to submit their letter to your file at this site (three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted). Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019, and will remain open until filled.

Contact information:
Dr. Logan McCarty
Director of Science Education
Harvard University
1 Oxford St., Science Center 108
Cambridge, MA 02138
email: mccarty@fas.harvard.edu

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Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.