Assistant Professor of Physics

University of Oregon

Assistant Professor of Physics

  • Institution: University of Oregon
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Eugene, OR US
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Assistant Professor of Physics

  • University of Oregon | Eugene, OR US
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: October 16, 2022
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Job TitleAssistant Professor of Physics

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

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Location Eugene, OR US

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Contact Information

Contact Name Judi McDonald

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Job Description

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Application Deadline
To ensure consideration, apply by October 15, 2022; position open until filled, and later applications may be considered.

Required Application Materials
Please complete an online application, supplying the following materials:

1) Cover letter
2) CV
3) A statement of research plans, maximum 3 pages
4) A statement on teaching, no more than 1 page, describing how you will contribute to teaching excellence and innovation at UO, including your experience with and plans for inclusive and research-informed teaching and mentoring, and for improving student persistence and representation to increase the number of undergraduate majors.
5) A statement on diversity, no more than 1 page, describing your knowledge and track record on equity and inclusion, and plans for contributing to DEI at UO. Here are some general guidelines for teaching and diversity statements.
6) Names and contact information for three professional references, who may be contacted to provide letters of recommendation. These may be updated after application submission.

Position Announcement
The Department of Physics at The University of Oregon invites applications for a faculty position to start in Fall 2023. We are seeking to hire in any area of physics synergistic with existing areas of research in our department. These areas include astrophysics/cosmology, atomic/molecular/optical physics, biological physics, hard and soft condensed matter physics, and particle physics. There are also strong campus-wide initiatives in environmental science, data science, and bioengineering.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. and an outstanding research record. The successful candidate will be expected to build a world-class research program, teach graduate and undergraduate courses with distinction, and perform university service and public outreach. Women, members of underrepresented groups, and scientists at early stages in their academic career are strongly encouraged to apply. We foster a welcoming and inclusive climate in our department for our undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff via our active climate and diversity committee and through programs such as North Star and SAIL. We seek a colleague who will join us in these strong efforts.

Department or Program Summary
The Department of Physics is an instructional and research department within the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) that supports significant research activities in a wide range of fields in the physics discipline. The Department includes 29 teaching faculty, as well as emeritus faculty, research staff, and 5 professional/administrative staff. The department enrolls approximately 2,000 students per term, 200 undergraduate majors, and 95 doctoral students. More information about the department may be found by visiting the department website at

Minimum Requirements
Applicants must have a PhD in Physics or a related discipline.

About the University
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The University of Oregon is guided by a diversity framework that involves a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body, as well as campus-wide efforts to build a welcoming, inclusive community for our student body. The UO’s 295-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 171,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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