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Chair of the Physics Department
Baylor University

  • Sep. 13, 2017
  • Chair of the Physics Department
  • Department of Physics
  • Baylor University
    Waco, TX
    United States
  • Dec. 1, 2017
  • Sep. 15, 2018
  • Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Physics - Elementary Particles/Nuclear
    Physics - Condensed Matter/Low Temperature
    Physics - Atomic/Molecular/Optical/Plasma
    Physics - General
    Materials Sciences/Polymer Sciences
    Sciences - General
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Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s "Great Colleges to Work For." The university is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris ( As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has almost 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

Baylor seeks to fill the following tenured faculty position at the rank of full professor within the College of Arts and Sciences:

Chair of the Physics Department

We are seeking exceptionally qualified candidates to lead the Physics Department and contribute to the University’s focus on developing materials research. The chair is expected to maintain active and internationally recognized research efforts in advanced materials and foster collaboration between STEM programs at Baylor. The successful applicant will build upon the physics department’s commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and research. The department currently consists of 20 teaching and research faculty, 80 undergraduates, and 40 graduate students. Current research areas include nano/quantum optics and surface physics of various materials, high energy and elementary particle physics, complex plasma physics, gravitation and cosmology, and nonlinear dynamics.

Qualifications: Applicants will hold an earned doctoral degree in Physics or a related field and possess a continuing track record of high level interdisciplinary research and scholarly accomplishments, characterized by a strong record of external research funding and publications as well as demonstrated professional leadership. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application material may be submitted online at Applicants will be asked to provide the following: a cover letter describing their experience, qualifications, and goals for the position; curriculum vita; official transcripts, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately; for full consideration applications are encouraged to be submitted by December 1, 2017. Please visit the appropriate URL to learn more about the above position, the Department of Physics, the College of Arts and Sciences and Baylor University

  • Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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  • Dept. of Physics Chair Search Committee
    Department of Physics
    Baylor University
    One Bear Place #97316
    101 Bagby Avenue
    Waco, TX 76798
  • 254-710-2419


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