Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Position | Rowan University


Posted: 29-Sep-22

Location: Glassboro, New Jersey

Required Education: Doctorate


Physics: Computational

Physics: Condensed Matter

Physics: Materials



Work Function:

Faculty 4-Year College/University

Preferred Education:


The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Rowan University is seeking to hire tenured/tenure-track faculty with an appointment to begin September 2023 as part of Rowan’s newly launched Catalysts for Sustainability program.  Faculty hired as part of this university-wide cohort will collaborate across colleges, disciplines, and communities to catalyze new initiatives in sustainability research, advocacy, and education while leveraging existing strengths. This project builds upon Rowan University’s strategic pillars (access, affordability, quality, and serving as an economic engine) and furthers our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Successful candidates will have demonstrated expertise in the study of materials that help to resolve the climate crisis. Example areas include photovoltaics, catalysis, energy harvesting, and energy storage. Strengths in other areas such as education, public engagement, and public policy would be viewed favorably. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise building on or complementing existing strengths. 

A Ph.D. or equivalent in Physics & Astronomy or a related field is required; postdoctoral experience is expected.  Preference will be given to candidates with a track record and/or potential to establish and sustain a strong research program.  We anticipate hiring at the Assistant Professor level, but outstanding candidates may be considered at the Associate or Full Professor levels.  The successful candidates are expected to develop and maintain an active, highly visible, extramurally funded research program with outstanding scholarship, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute to the various service endeavors in the Department, College, and University.  Opportunities for collaboration exist within the Department, the College of Science & Mathematics, as well as with the College of Engineering, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, a newly-approved School of Veterinary Medicine, and other colleges at the university. 

The Department of Physics & Astronomy has bachelor programs in Physics and Biophysics and certificates in Photonics and Health Physics. The department also houses the newly established Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering which is a collaborative effort between the College of Science and Mathematics and the College of Engineering. The department has been recognized as a Department of Distinction by the APS and has approximately 150 undergraduates and for the past 3 year has graduated the most majors in the country for a program without a Ph.D. in Physics. In addition to computational work in planetary science and quantum optics, the department has 11 experimental labs to support the areas of biophysics, materials science and atomic and molecular physics.

 Complete applications will include:

  1. Cover letter 
  2. Current detailed CV
  3. Statement of research interests, including applicant’s future research goals
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy that includes the candidate’s commitment to inclusive teaching and mentoring practices 
  5. Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable for initial review)
  6. Names and contact information for at least three references; confidential letters will be requested if an application is moved forward

Review of applications will commence on October 31st and continue until suitable candidates have been identified. Applicants will need to submit the above materials via our online application system at  https://jobs.rowan.edu/en-us/job/496912/open-rank-tenuredtenure-track-faculty-position-department-of-physics-astronomy.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.  All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.  Questions regarding the position should be directed to Sam Lofland, Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy ([email protected]).

A top 100 national public research institution, Rowan University’s eight colleges and nine schools offer programs at the bachelor’s, doctoral, and professional levels to 23,000 students across its campuses including the main campus in Glassboro, N.J. and its medical school campuses in Camden and Stratford. Rowan focuses on use-inspired research at the intersection of engineering, medicine, science and business while ensuring excellence in undergraduate education. A Carnegie-classified (R2/high research activity) institution, Rowan has been recognized as the third fastest-growing public research university by The Chronicle of Higher Education. 

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.  The Department of Physics and Astronomy and the College of Science & Mathematics are dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty and especially encourages applications from women and individuals from underrepresented groups in higher education.

Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law.  For the complete Rowan University non-discrimination and affirmative action policy see: https://sites.rowan.edu/equity/_docs/policies/eeo-statement.pdf


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