Open Positions

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Physics invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions and one lecturer position. One assistant professor position is in experimental condensed matter or experimental quantum information. The other assistant professor position is in high-energy astrophysics (broadly defined). Further details and application links for these positions are given below.


About UMBC:
UMBC is a dynamic public research university (R1) integrating teaching, research and service. It is located in the Baltimore suburbs, 15 minutes from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and 30 minutes from Washington D.C., in an area with a high concentration of federal and private research laboratories and research universities. The Department of Physics currently consists of 21 tenure-track and 6 research faculty, 3 full-time lecturers, 54 PhD students and 120 undergraduate majors. The department offers a BS and BA in Physics, and PhD degrees in Physics and in Atmospheric Physics. Research expenditures currently exceed $6M per year. For more information, see https://physics.umbc.edu.

UMBC and the Department of Physics are dedicated to creating an inclusive, collegial environment where all faculty members can achieve excellence. Thus, candidates from diverse backgrounds, including women and under-represented minorities, are particularly encouraged to apply. Interest and experience in working with a diverse student and faculty population is valued. The Department of Physics has an active Graduate Women in Physics group and an Undergraduate Women and Gender Minorities in Physics group, and has ties with the nationally acclaimed Meyerhoff Scholars Program. Information on faculty diversity initiatives and faculty groups is available at https://facultydiversity.umbc.edu, and information on the resources provided to help balance work and personal priorities are available at https://hr.umbc.edu/work-life-balance/. UMBC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Faculty Position in experimental condensed matter or experimental quantum information physics

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position with a research focus in experimental condensed matter or experimental quantum information physics, to begin in or before August 2023. All research programs within these two fields will be given equal consideration, however complementing existing expertise in the department is desirable. Candidates are expected to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the department through research, teaching, and service. We seek candidates who have the capacity to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program and who are able to teach effectively across both the undergraduate and graduate physics curricula. A PhD in Physics or in a closely related field is required.

Interested candidates should upload an application letter, a CV, detailed research and teaching plans, a statement of commitment to inclusive excellence in higher education, and the names and addresses of at least three references on the Interfolio website at http://apply.interfolio.com/110682. The inclusive excellence statement should include an explanation of the candidate’s commitment and demonstrated or potential ability to contribute to diversity, inclusion, and equity in teaching, mentoring, recruiting, and departmental climate. Applications will be received until a suitable candidate is identified.

Applications submitted by November 15, 2022 will receive full consideration.


Faculty Position in high-energy astrophysics

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in high-energy astrophysics, broadly defined, to begin in or before August 2023. This position is open to candidates with a background in observational, theoretical, and/or computational astrophysics. Candidates should have a PhD in Physics or a closely related field. We seek candidates who have the capacity to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program and who will also contribute to the diversity and excellence of the department in teaching, mentoring, and service. A PhD in Physics or in a closely related field is required.

Interested candidates should upload an application letter, a CV, detailed research and teaching plans, a statement of commitment to inclusive excellence in higher education, and the names and contact information for at least three references to the Interfolio website at http://apply.interfolio.com/112827. The inclusive excellence statement should include an explanation of the candidate’s commitment and demonstrated or potential ability to contribute to diversity, inclusion, and equity in teaching, mentoring, recruiting, and departmental climate. Applications will be received until a suitable candidate is identified.

Applications submitted by November 18, 2022 will receive full consideration.


Lecturer Position in Physics

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Physics invites applications for a long-term, non-tenure track appointment at the rank of Lecturer beginning Fall 2023. This is a nine-month, academic year position. The successful candidate will teach the introductory physics course sequences for life scientists and for scientists and engineers, and general education offerings. The successful candidate will supervise and train the graduate teaching assistants assigned to these courses. Further, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in or lead initiatives to improve the success of all students, particularly in our gateway offerings, and to engage in service to the Physics department and the institution. Expectations include a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely-related field, experience teaching introductory physics, and a demonstrated commitment to improving student success.

Interested candidates should upload an application letter, a CV, a 1-2 page statement of teaching experience and interests, a 1-2 page statement of commitment to inclusive excellence in higher education, and the names and contact information for at least three references to the Interfolio website at http://apply.interfolio.com/117300. The inclusive excellence statement should include an explanation of the candidate’s commitment and demonstrated or potential ability to contribute to diversity, inclusion, and equity in teaching, mentoring, recruiting, and departmental climate. Applications will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is identified.

Applications submitted by January 20, 2023 will receive full consideration.