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Assistant Professors Physics

The Physics Department of Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) seeks to fill two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in experimental physics.

Our department prides itself on quality teaching at all levels, offering a broad set of upper level courses that contain a laboratory component, and a strong emphasis on collaborative research between faculty and students.

In 2023, the Illinois Wesleyan University Physics Department received an Improving Undergraduate Physics Education Award from the American Physical Society (APS). The American Institute of Physics (AIP) lists our department as a top producer of graduates with bachelor's degrees in physics.

We seek candidates who have done some high quality experimental work, are enthusiastic about undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment and a genuine commitment to effective instruction in both lecture and laboratory settings. The successful candidates will maintain an active and vibrant experimental research program in pure or applied physics-related areas, which can draw students, external funding and visibility to the department.

A Ph.D. either in physics or a closely related field by August 2024 is required. 

IWU is a private liberal arts institution with high academic standards. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer firmly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. IWU is an institution of approximately 1600 students. The American Institute of Physics (AIP) lists the Illinois Wesleyan University Physics Department as a top producer of graduates with bachelor's degrees in physics. We also have programs in the natural sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, nursing, and business. The University is located in Bloomington, Illinois, a metropolitan area with a population of approximately 172000, and many interesting opportunities.More information about the department is available at or by writing to the Department Chair, Narendra Jaggi, More information about the university is available at

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references by email to In your letter of application, please include two statements, one about the kind of research you might pursue at IWU, and another about your teaching, including approaches to ensuring an atmosphere that is respectful of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).