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Assistant Professor, Department of Physics

Wake Forest University
United States, North Carolina, Winston Salem
February 22, 2024

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Job Description Summary

Job Description:

The Department of Physics at Wake Forest University is seeking applications for a tenure track position beginning July 2024. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Physics or a related area and are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to both teaching and research. The Department is searching for candidates whose research is in one of three areas:

  • Condensed Matter Physics (particularly in materials-focused experimental or theoretical/computational research),

  • Biophysics (including all areas of experimental or theoretical/computational biophysics but particularly in biomaterials, disease-focused biophysics, or applications involving machine learning), or

  • Gravitational Physics and Astrophysics (particularly in the general areas of gravitational-wave and multi-messenger research, and numerical relativity).

Those whose research interests complement those of current Wake Forest Physics faculty are particularly encouraged to apply, as we are looking to increase opportunities for collaborative research. In keeping with the Teacher-Scholar model practiced at Wake Forest University, the successful candidate will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a focus on creating a learning environment that welcomes all students into scientific study and supports their ongoing success, along with establishing a vigorous, externally supported research program.

The application package should include a letter of application explaining the candidate's interest in joining the Wake Forest academic community, as well as providing the names and contact information for at least three references, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans (maximum of 5 pages), and a statement of teaching philosophy (maximum of 3 pages). Candidates should be sure to speak to their experience and/or plans for creating inclusive classrooms, varied mentoring opportunities, and/or other activities conducive to pursuing a diverse and equitable community of learning and belonging. Candidates should submit their compiled materials online as a single PDF file at . Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled,

Additional Job Description

The University was founded in 1834. The department offers a BA, BS, MS and PhD in Physics and a BS in Biophysics. The department is nationally recognized for teaching excellence; internationally respected for research advances; maintains a focused emphasis on interdisciplinary study and close student-faculty collaboration; and is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment (see the Physics ).

Opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaborations exist with several centers: the Translational Science Center, the Center for Functional Materials, the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials, the Center for Molecular Signaling, and the Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability. Opportunities are also available through the newly established Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in downtown Winston-Salem, one of the fastest-growing urban technology innovation districts in the United States. Also, many collaborations exist among our faculty and faculty at the Medical School (WFU Health Sciences). Additional information about the department is available at .

Please email the department chair Dr. Daniel Kim-Shapiro (shapiro@wfu.edu) with questions about the position. Inquiries about the application process and document submission may be addressed to .

Time Type Requirement

Full time

Inorder to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

WakeForestseeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate.In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on thebasis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran statusandencourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.