Assistant Professor of Physics

Haverford College invites applications for a tenure line Assistant Professor position in experimental physics.

Haverford College expects to fill a tenure-line position in experimental physics for the academic year of 2014-15 at the Assistant Professor level.  A more advanced appointment may be considered under exceptional circumstances.  We require a candidate with primary interests that lie outside astronomy and biophysics, although applicants who use astrophysical data to explore particle physics will be considered. The successful candidate should be able to teach courses to a diverse student body across the undergraduate physics curriculum, including advanced laboratory courses. A PhD in physics, or a closely related field, and at least two years’ postdoctoral experience (as of June 2014) is required.


Haverford is a selective college with motivated students and a commitment to both quality instruction and significant scholarship. Our Department of Physics and Astronomy has six faculty members with active research programs in theoretical quantum information, computational astrophysics, observational cosmology, extragalactic astronomy, biological physics, and nanoscience. The successful candidate should establish a research program that can involve and attract undergraduate students and can attract outside funding. Our location in the western suburbs of Philadelphia allows for convenient interactions with colleagues at other institutions.


Applicants should submit a c.v., research statement and teaching statement, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted via Interfolio at, or sent via email to Corrinne Fahl, Faculty Dossier Coordinator, Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041 at For more information, go to Applications will be considered starting 10/10/2013 and continue until the position is filled.


Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, veteran status, age, or disability status.  Sensitivity to issues of diversity is reflected in the curriculum, classrooms, and communal composition of the college.  Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values.



Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action

In keeping with Haverford College's long-standing policy of non-discrimination, the Board of Managers of Haverford College has established a program of affirmative action. The goal of this program is to attract and retain staff of high quality and diverse backgrounds and to do so without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. In accordance with the Affirmative Action Policy, the College recruits persons in these protected categories as candidates for Haverford positions that become available. The results of the hiring process are reviewed regularly by the Affirmative Action Officer (AAO) to make certain these goals are being met.

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