Professor of Physics
Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
The Department of Physics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute invites applications for a Full Professor of Physics to begin in the Fall of 2022. WPI seeks an outstanding faculty member in an area of quantum science that aligns with WPI's Strategic Plan of purpose-driven interdisciplinary research and education to address global challenges.
WPI is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We are looking for candidates who can support our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation's first technological universities. WPI is a highly selective private university that consistently ranks among the top 70 research institutions by US News & World Report. WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state-of-the-art research facilities. The university is home to an innovative and intensive project-based curriculum that empowers students with the knowledge and skills to address real-world problems at more than fifty project centers around the world.
The Physics Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees and has strong research programs in the areas of quantum physics, nanoscience, optics, soft-condensed matter physics, biophysics, radiological sciences, and medical physics. Strong interdisciplinary research programs include the recent award of the NSF Research Traineeship in Circular Economy and Data Analytics Engineering Research for Sustainability (CEDAR). Please see http://www.wpi.edu/+Physics for more information regarding this search and WPI.
WPI is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves and all feel a connected sense of belonging, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably to reach their full potential can make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes varied perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.
The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in physics or in a closely related area and is expected to establish a vigorous externally funded research program that involves graduate and undergraduate students. Theoretical and computational approaches to quantum science (e.g. magnetic and nanomaterials, quantum wavelet transforms, quantum information, quantum computing, many-body phenomena) are especially welcome. Experience and commitment to excellence in mentoring and teaching undergraduate and graduate students in a robust and collaborative research program, as well as curriculum development leading to an interdisciplinary undergraduate quantum science major, will be particularly valued. We encourage applications from individuals who have demonstrated success in working with diverse populations or experience in a variety of teaching methods. Preference will be given to candidates with leadership experience who can complement and expand the outstanding team of interdisciplinary researchers present both in the department and at WPI.
WPI offers competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance, and much more. Startup funds are available commensurate with research potential at WPI.
Interested candidates should submit an application consisting of (i) a cover letter that summarizes how the candidate will integrate into WPI's efforts in research, education, and diversity, equity, and inclusion, (ii) a curriculum vita, (iii) a description of research plans addressing the connection to the department and WPI (e.g. in Mathematical Sciences and/or the Global School), (iv) a statement on pedagogical approaches to student learning and teaching, (v) a statement regarding contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and (vi) a list of five references with full contact information. Review of applications will be conducted on a rolling basis beginning on March 14, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries regarding this position can be addressed to Prof. Doug Petkie, Chair of Search Committee at email@example.com.
WPI requires employees to be fully-vaccinated (including a booster shot) for COVID-19. For additional information on WPI's response to COVID-19, refer to https://www.wpi.edu/we-are-wpi
United States of America (Exempt)
WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.
To apply, visit: https://wpi.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WPI_External_Career_Site/job/Worcester/Professor-of-Physics_R0001767
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.
Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.