Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Physics. (Applications for exceptional applicants at the Associate Professor or Professor level will also be considered.) Priority will be given to a physicist or astronomer with expertise in data analysis, observation, or computing. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in gravitational-wave physics (data analysis preferred), multi-messenger astronomy, exoplanets, solar system astronomy, neutrino astrophysics, radio astronomy, optical/IR astronomy, and x-ray/gamma-ray astronomy. Highly qualified applicants in other areas of physics and astronomy may be considered.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Montclair State University consists of 5 faculty members. In addition to a major and minor in physics, we also offer a concentration in astronomy and certifications in physics teaching, as well as 5-year dual-degree programs (yielding a BS in Physics and a MS in Math or Mechanical Engineering). The normal teaching load for research-active faculty is 18 credits per year (distributed over two semesters). A typical course varies from 3 credits (lecture-only major course) to ~7.2 credits (lecture + two lab sections of introductory physics).
Montclair State University is New Jersey’s second-largest university, with over 20,000 students. It is a Research Doctoral University under the Carnegie Classification of higher-education institutions. The University has a very diverse student body and has met the criteria to be a Federally-designated Hispanic-Serving Institution. It is located 15 miles west of New York City in the town of Montclair. Additional information about our department can be found on our website www.montclair.edu/physics-astronomy/
Required: A Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy. Candidates are expected to pursue research that will secure external funding and involve undergraduates. The successful candidate should also have a strong commitment to quality teaching in a broad range of courses at the undergraduate level. We are especially interested in candidates who can support and further develop the astronomy or computational-physics/data science component of our curriculum.
Preferred: One or more years of postdoctoral experience.
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications should include a cover letter, CV (including a publication list), research statement, and a teaching statement. All materials should be combined into one single PDF document. The pdf application and at least three (3) letters of recommendation should be submitted to academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12051.
Please indicate V-F12 in the cover letter.
Research and teaching statements should each be 5 pages or less. The cover letter should briefly summarize your qualifications and reason for interest in our department and university.
With a proud history and a vibrant future, Montclair State University is one of New Jersey’s most diverse and dynamic institutions of higher education. One of four public research institutions in the state, Montclair State is designated a Research Doctoral 3 University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
Located 12 miles west of New York City on a 252-acre suburban campus which boasts modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by green spaces, public plazas and striking Spanish Mission architecture, the University offers a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum with a global focus; a broad variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level; and a highly productive, dedicated and diverse faculty and student body.
The University’s 10 colleges and schools offer more than 300 undergraduate and graduate majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs, and with more than 120 student organizations and 18 NCAA Division III athletic teams for men and women, Montclair State offers its students a comprehensive college experience.
Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the MSU website at montclair.edu