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 Lecturer in Physics, Smith College, Massachusetts

The Department of Physics at Smith College invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position, to begin July 2015. This is a one-year, non-tenure-track, benefits-eligible appointment with a five-course teaching load. Candidates should have a Ph.D in physics by the time of appointment and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching. This is a teaching position, but research lab space and equipment are available if desired.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women's college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life. Details about the Department may be found at

Application Instructions:
Submit application at with cover letter, curriculum vitae, a short statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin March 13, 2015.
Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

[posted March 18, 2014]

 SR&D, Physics (Senior or Principal) Sandia National Laboratories

About Sandia:
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation. We are a world-class team of scientists, engineers, technologists, post docs, and visiting researchers all focused on cutting-edge technology, ranging from homeland defense, global security, biotechnology, and environmental preservation to energy and combustion research, computer security, and nuclear defense.To learn more, visit

Job Summary:
The Department currently has an opening for one or more technical staff members who have interest and experience with low temperature quantum physics research. Specifically, we are interested in scientists who can lead our basic research programs related to low temperature physics on single donor qubits in Silicon and related materials. Candidates should have a background in semiconductor physics, quantum information science, cryogenic measurements (dilution refrigerators and/or helium-3 systems), and related areas. In addition, a background in quantum information science, low temperature quantum transport physics, and related topics is highly desirable.

Ph.D. in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or related field.

More information at

[posted March 15, 2014]

 Physicist, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory

The Synchrotron Radiation Studies Group of the Materials Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory has an opening at the mid-career Scientist level. The successful appointee will conduct research using synchrotron x-ray techniques to enable the creation and characterization of materials that impact future energy-related applications. We seek an outstanding scientist with experience in advanced x-ray techniques including use of coherent x-rays. The successful candidate must have a strong publication record, excellent communication skills, and experience developing and managing research programs.

Interested candidates should apply through the Argonne web site as instructed at Refer to requisition number 322857 MSD.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Dillon Fong (

PhD in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, or a related field and at least 5 years of experience beyond a PhD. Demonstrated expertise in the application of synchrotron radiation to materials science problems, particularly regarding time-dependent studies and coherent x-ray scattering. Argonne is a U.S. Department of Energy laboratory managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC. Argonne is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our workforce.

[posted March 15, 2014]

 Physics Teaching Fellow, Amherst College

Amherst College welcomes applications for the position of Physics Teaching Fellow. The successful applicant will work with Amherst faculty teaching the laboratory sections of introductory physics courses. The Teaching Fellow will also work on revising and upgrading the laboratory experiments for those courses. The successful candidate will demonstrate competence and sensitivity in working in a department in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation and religion.

This is a twelve-month, full-time position, with benefits, that will begin July 1, 2015, though teaching duties do not begin until September 2015. The position is for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. A bachelor’s degree in physics or a closely related field is required. Experience serving as a teaching assistant for undergraduate labs is highly desirable.

To apply, please submit electronically to a description of interest in the position and relevant experience, a curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin March 23, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than 200 faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium.

[posted March 15, 2014]

 Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics, Bowdoin College

The Department of Physics at Bowdoin College invites applications for a one-year full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position, with research specialization open, to begin July 1, 2015. The teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and a commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. A renewal of the position for a second year is possible. Requirements for the Ph.D. are expected to have been completed at the time of appointment.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation upon request here:

Review of applications will begin on March 23, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

[posted March 15, 2014]