Job ID: 180430

Assistant Professor of Physics

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • Mar. 3, 2022
  • Assistant Professor of Physics
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Worcester, MA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Physics - General

Assistant Professor of Physics


Physics Department

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

The Department of Physics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics to begin in the Fall of 2022. WPI seeks an outstanding junior faculty member in the area of Nuclear Science and Engineering with research interests that align with WPI's Strategic Plan, such as in the broad multidisciplinary themes of health/biotechnology or energy and power creation.


Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation's first technological universities. A highly selective private university located within an hour of Boston, WPI is consistently ranked among the top 70 research institutions by US News & World Report. The university is home to an innovative and intensive project-based curriculum that empowers students with the knowledge and skills to address real-world problems around the globe. WPI is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community for faculty, staff, and students, where all community members feel a connected sense of belonging.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in physics or in a closely related area and is expected to establish a vigorous externally funded research program that involves graduate and undergraduate students. Experience and commitment to excellence in mentoring and teaching undergraduate and graduate students in a robust and collaborative research program, so as to participate effectively in WPI's distinctive project-based curriculum, will be valued. We are looking for individuals who value innovation, creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. Preference will be given to experimentalists who can complement the outstanding team of researchers present both in the department and at WPI.

The Physics Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees and has strong research programs in the areas of radiological sciences, medical physics, biophysics, soft-condensed matter, optics, quantum physics, and nanoscience. Please see for more information regarding this search and WPI. Startup funds are available commensurate with research potential at WPI.

Interested candidates should submit an application consisting of (i) a cover letter that addresses how the candidate will integrate into WPI's efforts in research, education and diversity, equity and inclusion, (ii) a curriculum vita, (iii) a description of research plans addressing the connection to the department and WPI, (iv) a statement on pedagogical approaches to student learning and teaching, (v) a statement regarding contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, and (vi) a list of five references with full contact information. Inquiries regarding this position can be addressed to Prof. David Medich, Chair of Search Committee at

We especially encourage applications from individuals who have demonstrated success in working with diverse populations or experience in a variety of teaching methods. Review of applications will be conducted on a rolling basis that will begin on December 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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About WPI
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.

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