The Department of Physics at Western Michigan University seeks outstanding applicants for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level. This academic year position is expected to begin in Augustof 2020.
Candidates should have expertise in experimental condensed matter physics, materials science, or a closely related field. Equipment available on Kalamazoo campus includes a 14 Tesla Quantum Design Physical Properties Measurements System (including dilution refrigerator), a 6 MV tandem Van de Graaff accelerator, powder and single crystal x-ray diffractometers, PVD and CVD systems, and an SEM.
A strong record of research and commitment to excellence in teaching are required. Candidates who share our dedication to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community are encouraged to apply.
A PhD or equivalent degree in physics or materials science, awarded prior to August 2020, is required.
Commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Commitment to supporting the success of students from a variety of underrepresented groups.
Potential and interest in attracting external funding for high-impact research projects.
Preferred qualifications include:
Post-doctoral experience in experimental condensed matter physics research, materials science, or a closely related field. Publications in peer-reviewed journals may provide supporting evidence of this.
Willingness and ability to collaborate in interdisciplinary research.
A 1-2 page cover letter briefly summarizing the applicant’s:
research and teaching accomplishments
vision for a high-impact research program and possible collaborations with existing research programs at Western Michigan University
plans for contributing to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive program.
Detailed curriculum vita
Research plan (2 page max)
Three letters of recommendation with contact information for references
Statement of teaching interests and philosophy (1 page max)
Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (1 page max)
Review of applications will begin on December 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Please visit https://wmich.edu/hr/jobs for detailed information and application procedures.
Kalamazoo, in Southwest Michigan, is located two and a half hours by car from Chicago and Detroit and less than 45 minutes from the beaches of beautiful Lake Michigan. It is located in one of Michigan’s designated research corridors, maintaining a strong life sciences/biotech presence and supporting two leading medical centers. With 263,000 people in the greater Kalamazoo area, the community offers an array of cultural events, entertainment, and all-season recreation. The city supports a nationally recognized symphony and has earned a reputation for a vibrant community theatre and visual arts scene. Kalamazoo also is the home of the Kalamazoo Promise, a scholarship program offered to all Kalamazoo Public School students that covers up to 100% of tuition and mandatory fees to any Michigan public (and many private) institution of higher learning.
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About Western Michigan University
Western Michigan University (WMU), is a vibrant, nationally recognized, student-centered research institution with an enrollment of over 21,000 students. WMU delivers high-quality undergraduate instruction, has a strong graduate division, and fosters first-rate research activities. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activities. Western Michigan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. We are committed to fostering a community of diverse, inclusive, equitable and globally-engaged scholars, learners and leaders.