Pacific University-Assistant Professor

Pacific University-Assistant Professor

The Department of Physics & Engineering at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position to lead the implementation of our new Engineering Physics major beginning in August 2024. This is an opportunity to contribute to the creation of an exciting, student-centered, ABET-accredited engineering program in a liberal arts setting. We are crafting a program that develops strong problem-solving and design skills for a diverse student body, integrated with a holistic liberal arts perspective.

A Pacific physics education is characterized by outstanding student-centered research-based teaching, small class sizes, hands-on learning, close interaction with approachable faculty and staff, and opportunities for undergraduates to conduct research with faculty. We strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive community that values and respects diverse voices, where students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds and identities can thrive.

We seek a candidate who values being in a blended physics and engineering department at a liberal arts college, including the ability and desire to teach a range of physics and engineering courses. The successful applicant will demonstrate knowledge of and commitment to research-based, student-centered pedagogies in Engineering and Physics, which are at the core of the department’s teaching.

Applicants must have a PhD in engineering or a closely related field at the time of appointment. We welcome applicants with backgrounds in any engineering or engineering-related area of research. Successful applicants will demonstrate ability and commitment to implement a high-quality research program that involves undergraduates.

For consideration please submit: cover letter, CV or resume, teaching statement, a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement, research statement, unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information including email addresses for three (3) professional references.

Consideration of applications will begin Jan. 1, however, applications will continue to be accepted after that date until the position is filled. More details and application submission instructions can be found on our online application portal:

Applicants must be a U.S. worker, including U.S. citizens and nationals, permanent residents, refugees and asylees, and foreign nationals granted temporary residence under one of the 1986 legalization programs.

Pacific University is committed to promoting a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff and faculty. The University will not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, genetic information, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other classification protected by law. Pacific University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination.