Assistant Professor of Physics

Job Summary

Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
University of North Florida
Department of Physics
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Department of Physics at the University of North Florida (UNF) is seeking applications for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant professor level to start in August 2023. We are primarily interested in candidates whose research is in astrophysics, astronomy, or planetary sciences. The successful candidate will excel at teaching courses throughout the physics curriculum, conduct externally funded research involving undergraduate students, and be committed to increasing the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or a related field. Postdoctoral research experience is preferred. Start-up funds and research space are available for this position. 

UNF offers a bachelor’s degree in physics including a concentration in astrophysics. The standard teaching load for tenure-track faculty is three courses per semester. UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged institution, a designation that recognizes the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. Following the teacher-scholar model, UNF faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service. The Physics Department’s main areas of research are condensed matter physics, astrophysics, and physics education. We are a PhysTEC member, a past host of CUWiP, and participants in the APS-IDEA Network. The department is engaged in several curricular reforms: studio physics, computation in upper-level courses, and ISLE-based techniques in our lower-level labs. The UNF Astronomy Club is active in outreach and maintains a rooftop observatory. The department also participates in an interdisciplinary master’s degree program in Materials Science and Engineering. More information can be found on the department website ( 

Applications must be submitted at (position #331280) – Quick Link:, with the following documents: (1) a letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching interests and practices (1-2 pages), (4) a statement of research interests and plans (2-4 pages), (5) a statement of commitment and contributions to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion (1-2 pages), (6) contact information for three references (a system-generated request will be sent to references at the email addresses entered on your application), and (7) Foreign Passport and **DS-160 (if applicable). The application should describe the candidate’s abilities and ideas to foster student engagement in their courses and to incorporate undergraduate students into their research at UNF. For additional information, see the UNF Physics Department website or contact Dr. Chris Kelso at [email protected]. Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. UNF is an EO/EA/AA Institution and committed to diversity in the workforce. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

**REQUIRED if the applicant answers yes to Question1/Section A within Foreign Influence Review Section of the application.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation Range
$65,000USD to $0USD

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2022 Nov 08
Application Deadline
2023 Jan 03
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Chris Kelso