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
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 www.iwu.edu/physics or by writing to the Department Chair, Narendra Jaggi, email@example.com. More information about the university is available at www.iwu.edu.
Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the contact information
for three references by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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).