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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Theoretical and Computational Plasma Physics at Dartmouth College

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire
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Nov 13, 2023

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The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2024. The area of specialization is theoretical and computational plasma physics, including space plasma physics, fusion plasma physics, and/or plasma astrophysics. Expectations for this position include a vigorous research program involving undergraduate and graduate students, and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. The Department of Physics and Astronomy has more than 20 faculty members and approximately 50 Ph.D. students, with research interests in astronomy, cosmology, space and plasma physics, and quantum and condensed matter physics. For more information about our department, visit:

Dartmouth College provides opportunities for collaboration with colleagues in a wide range of academic departments, including Earth Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics, as well as the Thayer School of Engineering. New faculty members are eligible for grants for research-related expenses, a quarter of sabbatical leave for each three academic years in residence, and flexible scheduling of teaching responsibilities.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy and Dartmouth are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. Dartmouth recently launched a new initiative, Toward Equity, that embraces shared definitions of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as a foundation for our success in institutional transformation. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds and with different identities and attributes. Faculty have opportunities to participate in undergraduate diversity initiatives in STEM research, such as our Women in Science Project, E. E. Just Program, and Academic Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (ASURE). Applicants should provide a statement addressing how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This statement will be evaluated as part of the selection process.

A Ph.D. in physics, astrophysics, or a closely related field is required, along with at least one year of postdoctoral experience and a strong record of published research. Effective classroom teaching at the college level is essential for this position.

Application Instructions:
Applicants are encouraged to spell out plans for building a vigorous research program, to elucidate ideas for effective classroom teaching and mentoring, and to discuss goals for contributing to the growth and support of a diverse community of students and scholars on our campus. Please submit materials electronically via Interfolio [].

  1. Cover letter (up to 2 pages);
  2. Curriculum vitae, including publication list and contact information for three (3) references;
  3. Statement of research experience and plans (up to 5 pages);
  4. Statement of teaching experience and plans (up to 5 pages);
  5. Statement of how the applicant’s teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion (up to 5 pages);

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be addressed to Prof. Yi-Hsin Liu ( Reference letters are not required at this stage; the search committee will request reference letters and other materials through Interfolio after the initial review of applications.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other category protected by applicable law, in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment, or other school administered programs. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

If you are an applicant with a disability and need accommodations to assist in the job application or interview process, please email In the subject line, please state “Application Accommodations” and include the job number or title. Someone from the ADA Compliance Office will be in touch within 2 business days. 

For additional employment opportunities at Dartmouth College, please visit the Dartmouth Interfolio Job Board, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of Human Resources.

Offers of employment are contingent upon consent to a pre-employment background check with results acceptable under Dartmouth policy. Please visit the Office of Human Resources for details.

All Dartmouth College employees must comply with the College’s health and safety guidelines and protocols, including but not limited to those related to COVID-19, such as any testing, masking, or distancing requirements that may be in place at any given time or place.


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