Faculty Position at University of Oakland

The Department of Physics at Oakland University is seeking a gravitational physicist for a tenure track assistant professor position starting on August 15, 2018. A Ph.D. in physics or closely related discipline, and capability for excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level are required. Our preference is for a numerical relativist, but applicants in any area of gravitational physics will be considered. The department offers a B.S. and M.S. in physics and a Ph.D. in medical physics. A Ph.D. program in applied and computational physics is under consideration. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae including list of publications, a description of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, an unofficial transcript, and provide name and contact information for three professional references on the job posting webpage.

Questions and inquiries may be directed to the search committee at physics@oakland.edu or to David Garfinkle at garfinkl@oakland.edu. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2017. For further information about the department, see the physics website.

Oakland University is an advanced institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity, and the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented minorities in the STEM fields. Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Anyone applying for this position should notify David Garfinkle (garfinkl@oakland.edu) when they are doing so. This is because of the possibility of glitches in the online application system, so I don’t want anyone to get lost in the shuffle. One possible glitch has to do with the insistence of our HR department that all applicants submit an “unofficial transcript” which is a record of classes taken with grades and degrees conferred from the institution where they got their Ph.D.