Job Details

University of San Diego
  • Position Number: 1656312
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Position Type: Science - Physics

Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Physics

Department Description:

The Physics and Biophysics Department, within the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of San Diego, is deeply committed to excellence in undergraduate physics education in a liberal arts environment - including small class sizes, personalized mentoring, and independent research opportunities. Our faculty are equally devoted to leading nationally-recognized research programs that involve undergraduates at every level. Finally, through our award-winning outreach and service initiatives, we aim to promote diversity, inclusion and the holistic education of our students and the broader community. For additional information about the Physics and Biophysics Department, please visit, or contact the Department Chair, Dr. Rae M.R. Anderson

Detailed Description:
The Department of Physics and Biophysics at the University of San Diego invites applications for a tenure-track Clare Boothe Luce assistant professorship. This prestigious position, a result of an award from the Henry Luce Foundation, includes exceptional career development support along with a competitive salary and a generous start-up package. The award terms limit the position to female candidates who have a doctorate in physics and are US citizens or permanent residents. The successful candidate should demonstrate the potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching, and the capacity to establish a vigorous research program tailored to undergraduates. The candidate will also have the opportunity to play a key role in the burgeoning Physics-Engineering program; and help develop a new Physics-Community Partnership Program (P-CoPP) that will partner undergraduates with female mentors from industry and R1 institutions. These initiatives are strategically designed to promote diversity and inclusion in STEM, and increase retention and success of underrepresented students in STEM graduate programs and careers. Given these initiatives, preference will be given to research expertise in applied experimental physics, though all research areas are welcome.

Job Requirements:

A PhD in Physics or a related field is required at the time of appointment. Postdoctoral research experience and/or university-level teaching experience are recommended.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Posting Salary:

Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Special Application Instructions
Click 'Apply Now' to complete our online application. Your application must include the following items:
(1) a letter of interest,
(2) curriculum vitae,
(3) statement of research goals, and
(4) teaching philosophy
(5) Contact information for three references.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 4, 2019.

Contact: For questions about the position please contact the Chair of the Physics and Biophysics Department, Dr. Rae M.R. Anderson
If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at

Additional Details:

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

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