Assistant or Associate Professor in Physics (Biological Physics)

Claremont, California
Sep 18, 2017
Oct 18, 2017
Job Type
Full time

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 professor of biological physics at the Assistant or Associate level starting July 2018.  Our interdisciplinary 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, and seek an exceptional individual with demonstrated excellence in scholarship and an enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, postdoctoral or other professional research experience, an experimental or computational physics research program that addresses questions relevant to biological systems, and the ability to teach a full spectrum of courses in physics.  The desire and capacity to actively engage undergraduates in research and to supervise senior-thesis research projects is essential.  Located in the charming town of Claremont, The Claremont Colleges are ideally situated within the dynamic Los Angeles metropolitan area (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:

Upload (i) a cover letter describing your background, experience, and 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 succinct diversity statement outlining your philosophy for fostering an educational environment that is inclusive of all students, 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, though it is incumbent upon candidates to follow up with their letter writers to ensure letters have been sent.  Review of applications will begin October 6, 2017, and the position will remain open until filled.  Further inquiries may be directed to Professor Scot Gould at    

The W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges is an equal opportunity employer. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the department actively encourage applications from women and from members of historically under-represented social groups in higher education.