Employment Opportunities

Tenure Track Position in Physics - Experimentalist

The W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College, and Scripps College (three members of the 7-member Claremont Colleges Consortium) seeks to hire a table-top experimentalist at the Assistant Professor level starting July 1, 2019. Applicants from all areas of experimental physics, including interdisciplinary areas such as materials science, optics, biological physics, condensed matter, fluids, engineering, etc., are welcomed. Our integrative science department comprises scientists in biology, chemistry, environmental science, neuroscience, and physics (the physics discipline also oversees an active 3-2 pre-engineering program.) We are a vibrant community of teacher-scholars who value an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research. We seek candidates who share our enthusiasm for both scientific research and undergraduate teaching, and who desire a liberal-arts college career that balances the two. In serving students of three distinct colleges, our faculty enjoy a richly diverse learning community. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., physics or engineering), postdoctoral or equivalent professional research experience, and the ability to teach a full spectrum of courses in physics. The desire and capacity to actively engage undergraduates in in-house laboratory research and to supervise senior-thesis research projects is essential. Located in the charming town of Claremont, The Claremont Colleges are situated in the Los Angeles basin, 35 miles east of downtown LA, and are within a one-hour drive of Caltech, UCLA, USC, UC Irvine, and UC Riverside.

Please apply online at: https://webapps.cmc.edu/jobs/faculty/faculty_opening_detail.php?PostingID=16044. Upload (i) a cover letter describing your background, experience, and, importantly, your interest in working in a liberal arts college environment, (ii) a c.v., (iii) a succinct statement outlining your research experience and plans, including how your research might engage undergraduates, (iv) a succinct statement outlining your teaching experience and interests, (v) a statement outlining your philosophy for fostering an inclusive educational environment for students of all socioeconomic backgrounds, and (vi) the names and e-mail addresses of four references, at least two of whom can address research and at least one of whom can address teaching. All named references will be automatically contacted and sent instructions for uploading their reference letters. However, it is incumbent upon candidates to follow up with their reference-letter writers to ensure letters have been sent. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018, and the position will remain open until filled. Further inquiries may be directed to Professor Adam Landsberg at alandsberg@kecksci.claremont.edu (please put “Experimentalist” in the subject line).



In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the Claremont Colleges actively encourage applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups in higher education. The Claremont Colleges are an equal opportunity employer.