Assistant Professor of Physics

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Assistant Professor of Physics

The Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics in the College of Natural and Health Sciences at The University of Tampa invites applications for TWO full-time, tenure-track positions in Physics at the Assistant Professor level starting in August 2021.

The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially based private institution of 9,200 undergraduate and graduate students. The University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus next to the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa’s dynamic central business district, which is a growing, vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. UT reflects this vibrancy; with 22 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 260 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and 140 countries and “Top Tier” ranking in U.S. News & World Report.

We are seeking two energetic individuals with an enthusiasm for teaching at the undergraduate level, including both science and non-science majors. The successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in undergraduate education, contribute to the curricular development of the Physics program at UT, maintain an active research program that can involve undergraduate students as part of the experiential learning mission of The University, and provide service to the Department, the College, and the University community. Current physics faculty lead research programs in computational and observational astronomy and physics education, and they hold active NSF- and NASA-funded programs. Preference will be given to applicants whose research adds to or complements the existing areas. The University encourages the attendance of its faculty at professional meetings by providing funds for travel; institutional grants are additionally available within the College of Natural and Health Sciences to provide support for teaching innovation, research, research travel, and publication costs.

The candidate is expected to engage in scholarly activity that involves undergraduate students, advise/mentor students, and participate in service to the department, college, university, and broader community.

A Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or other closely related field is required. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2021.

For further details, and to apply, please visit our website at    
Applicants should be prepared to attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interest (including a description of how undergraduate students can be involved in your program, copy of terminal transcript and name/contact information of references.

The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status or any other non-job related criteria. The University of Tampa recognizes the importance of a multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to advance our commitment to diversity. The University invites applications from underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse populations.