Kalamazoo College invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level beginning September 2023. A Ph.D. in physics is required. Some post-doctoral and teaching experience is expected and an interest in interdisciplinary science and/or applied physics is a plus. Teaching responsibilities will include courses at all levels of the undergraduate physics curriculum as well as developing a course for the College’s Shared Passages seminar program. The successful candidate will be expected to be able to develop and teach undergraduate labs. It is also expected that the successful candidate will take over responsibility for administering the 3/2 engineering program after working with the current administrator. Applicants should follow the suggestions in the Physics Today (Nov. 2006, vol. 59, pp. 38-42) article “Hunting for Jobs at Liberal Arts Colleges.

Kalamazoo College is a liberal arts college offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into educational experiences and civic engagement in both domestic and international settings. As such, it attracts students from diverse backgrounds interested in social justice and activism. The Physics Department graduates about 10-15 majors each year which includes our 3/2 Engineering Program. The College is a member of the Posse Program and home to the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. It is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a diverse and vibrant city in south-western Michigan and home of the first nationwide city-based college tuition remission program, the Kalamazoo Promise. Sitting halfway between Chicago and Detroit, Kalamazoo is in a metropolitan community of 225,000 which contains a major state university along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. The city has its own lively arts scene and is home to many art studios. Kalamazoo is also home to a large research university that shares many of its resources with members of the Kalamazoo College community. Thirty-five miles from the beautiful beaches and coastal towns of Lake Michigan, the area also offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Completed applications received by December 1, 2022 will receive full consideration, with later applications considered as needed until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a detailed statement of teaching philosophy that includes a statement on experience working with underrepresented students and engaging issues of diversity and inclusion in pedagogical approaches. Additionally, include a statement on scholarship with a detailed research plan that describes how undergraduate students will participate in research projects and collaborative possibilities. Applicants should also submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable). Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation, including at least one specifically addressing teaching, sent in PDF format to with a subject line in the format lastname_firstname. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Jan Tobochnik at For more information visit the College, and the Physics Department.

Kalamazoo College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish.

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