Assistant/Associate Professor of Physics

Naperville, Illinois, United States

Job description

The Department of Chemistry and Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College invites applications for a tenure-track position in physics, beginning August 2019. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D in physics or a closely related field and will be expected to teach throughout the physics curriculum.

Candidates who can successfully engage undergraduates in research will be given strongest consideration. Postdoctoral experience is preferred and all research specialties will be considered. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring of students, and ongoing scholarship.

Founded in 1861, North Central College is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts institution of about 3000 students, located 28 miles west of Chicago in Naperville, in the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor near both Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab the College is in a period of growth with the addition of a $60 million Science Center opened in March 2017. The college is within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station and is next to downtown Naperville. The Naperville area is home to many excellent school districts and Naperville, IL has been ranked as one of the best places to live by Money magazine. For more information, please visit: North Central College is an EEO Employer.

How to apply

Apply online

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests including plans for involving undergraduate students, graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation.

For further information, please email Dr. Jeff Jankowski, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Physics, at

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.