Want to come work here?

I’m pleased to report that the University of Richmond physics department has an opening for a tenure-track faculty member. Research specialty is wide open. Here’s the text of the job ad, which will be going out on Physics Today soon.

If you’re looking for a faculty job at a place where both teaching and research are valued, UR is a great place to work. Please pass the word about this position on to anyone you think would be interested.


Faculty Position in Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Richmond invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as an assistant professor in physics to begin in August 2013 (for exceptional candidates an appointment at a more senior level might be considered). Applications are encouraged from candidates in all sub-fields of physics, both theory and experiment, but applications from candidates whose scholarship complements existing research areas in the department (biophysics, cosmology, low- and medium-energy nuclear physics and surface physics) may receive particular attention. The successful candidate is expected to have demonstrated a keen interest and ability in undergraduate teaching and to maintain a vigorous research program that engages undergraduates in substantive research outcomes. Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in physics prior to appointment.

Candidates should apply online at the University of Richmond Online Employment website (https://www.urjobs.org) using the Faculty (Instructional/Research) link. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a statement of their teaching interests and philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), a description of current and planned research programs, and the names of three references who will receive an automated email asking them to submit their reference letters to this web site. Review of applications will commence November 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Richmond is a highly selective private university with approximately 3000 undergraduates located on a beautiful campus six miles west of the heart of Richmond and in close proximity to the ocean, mountains, and Washington D.C. The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body and to being an inclusive campus community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will contribute to these goals. For more information please see the department’s website at http://physics.richmond.edu or contact Prof. C.W. Beausang, Chair, Department of Physics, (email: cbeausan@richmond.edu).

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Ted Bunn

I am chair of the physics department at the University of Richmond. In addition to teaching a variety of undergraduate physics courses, I work on a variety of research projects in cosmology, the study of the origin, structure, and evolution of the Universe. University of Richmond undergraduates are involved in all aspects of this research. If you want to know more about my research, ask me!