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Assistant Professor of Physics

Closes: Open Until Filled College of Liberal Arts & SciencesDepartment of Physics

The Physics Department at Eastern Illinois University seeks qualified candidates for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level starting fall semester 2024, subject to available funding. We seek an enthusiastic undergraduate teacher who is an experimentalist in Physics.

The qualified candidate must hold, at minimum, a PhD in Physics or a closely related field, and show evidence of excellent teaching skills, with expressed willingness to involve undergraduate students in experimental physics research. The successful candidate will promote undergraduate student learning through mentoring, and provide upper and lower level teaching. We seek a motivated faculty member to assist in the growth of the department and facilitate community outreach and research in an area that will involve undergraduates on campus with existing facilities or facilities that can be developed at an undergraduate institution. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience promoting inclusive excellence is required.

The Physics Department currently consists of 7 full-time faculty and 60 physics majors in all its options. Undergraduate programs include options in Physics, Astronomy, Computational Physics, Engineering Physics, Pre-Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Teacher Licensure in Physics, and soon to be added Computer Engineering.

Review of applications will begin October 13, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, including a statement of teaching experience and teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, a vita, undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and provide names and contact information for three references. All materials should be submitted via Interfolio at  

For questions regarding this search, please contact Dr. Jie Jou, Screening Committee Chair at

Diversity and Inclusion: Eastern Illinois University is committed to fostering a learning community where all members feel welcomed and valued. The university provides equality of opportunity in all areas of campus life and we strive to recognize and appreciate the unique value of our students, faculty, and staff. Every member of campus has the right to learn and work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment, and beyond that, our goal is for all members of our community to develop a strong sense of belonging to Eastern Illinois University.

The University and Community

Eastern Illinois University takes pride in creating a warm, welcome environment for all faculty, staff and students. Established in 1895, EIU boasts a rich, 125-year tradition of preparing students for their personal and professional goals. A traditional regional residential institution, EIU offers a superior education at a relatively low cost while consistently earning high rankings and distinctions for its affordability, academic program quality, career placement rates, campus safety, online degree options, student support, and sustainability initiatives. EIU focuses on individualized attention and superior student relationships, and has earned recognition as the highest-ranking independent public regional university in Illinois and a place among the Midwest's top public regional universities according to U.S. News and World Report. EIU hosts more than 175 student organizations on campus, and offers a variety of cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and active research opportunities for its students to enjoy and to thrive. EIU has become recognized for providing the resources of a large institution while creating the kind of individual relationships that support student and alumni success.

Eastern Illinois University is located in Charleston, Illinois - a comfortable and safe east central town within a two-to three-hour drive of three major metropolitan areas -- Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.



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