Dean of the Faculty


Tenure-Track Position in Physics

Reed College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Physics, with Assistant Professor level preferred, to begin August, 2018. PhD required, postdoctoral and teaching experience valued. Appointment is open to strong candidates of any research focus, although we will be particularly interested in applications from experimentalists. We seek a physicist with the promise of outstanding teaching in classroom and laboratory settings, comfortable with any of the required courses in the Reed physics major curriculum, and excited to closely supervise senior thesis research projects. The successful candidate will establish a nationally recognized research program that is accessible to undergraduates.

Reed College is a small, distinguished undergraduate institution with a strong liberal arts curriculum and long tradition of academic excellence. The Physics Department consists of six regular faculty members in a broad range of fields. For further information about the Reed Physics Department, see our web page ( Reed College is a community that believes that cultural diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program. In your application materials, we welcome a description of how, as a scholar, teacher, or community member, you would engage and sustain the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in Reed College's diversity statement (

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a description of research plans (including proposed senior thesis projects), a statement of teaching experience and plans, and three letters of recommendations to Prof. John Essick, Chair, Physics Search Committee at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but they should be received by October 18, 2017 to guarantee full consideration. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

Deadline: October 18, 2017 to guarantee full consideration