Zilker Chair in Physics

Department of Physics & Astronomy
Wagner Physics Center
Trinity University
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212-7200

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Zilker Distinguished Professor of Physics
Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas

Trinity University invites applications for the position of Zilker Distinguished Professor of Physics, to begin in August 2013. Candidates must have (1) a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field, (2) a current tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor or higher, and (3) a distinguished record of teaching and research.

The successful candidate will teach courses in physics (opportunities to teach in other disciplines may arise), and establish a program of forefront research that can include participation by highly motivated and capable undergraduates. Candidates doing experimental, theoretical, or computational research in any field of physics or astronomy are encouraged to apply. Numerous opportunities exist for interactions with the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Science, Geosciences, and Math.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy currently has six faculty members, and attracts outstanding undergraduates into its program.  Active research areas include astrophysics, experimental and computational biophysics, dynamics and pattern formation in soft matter and biological systems, gravitational-wave interferometry, nanomaterials/plasmonics, and quantum mechanics of few-body systems. The department’s majors are among the most talented in the university, winning numerous Goldwater and NSF Graduate Fellowships, and many attend top-ranked graduate schools.

Trinity University is an independent, coeducational, selective, primarily undergraduate institution with high quality science, liberal arts, and pre-professional programs. Trinity is among the national leaders in percentage of graduates who earn doctorates in the sciences. Undergraduate enrollment is about 2500, with students from all areas of the U.S. and many foreign countries. The attractive campus overlooks downtown San Antonio, a large, vibrant city with many cultural opportunities.

Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, and detailed statements of experience and interests in both teaching and research (including a description of opportunities for student research participation), and may submit other materials of their choice. Applicants must also arrange to have at least three letters of reference sent to the Search Committee. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. David Hough (dhough@trinity.edu). In order to receive full, first-review consideration, complete application materials and letters of reference should be received at the following address by October 15, 2012.

Chair of the Search Committee
Zilker Distinguished Professor of Physics
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Trinity University, One Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212-7200

Trinity University is an equal opportunity employer.

We strongly encourage applications from qualified women and minority candidates.