The Physics Department of Lafayette College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting in academic year 2020-21. We are particularly seeking candidates in astronomy or astrophysics, although candidates in other fields of physics are invited to apply, and applications with interdisciplinary connections are encouraged.

Candidates should have a demonstrated enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching and should be able to teach broadly in astronomy and physics in both classroom and laboratory environments at all levels of the curriculum. They should be able to communicate effectively with undergraduates having a variety of interests, backgrounds and career aspirations. The successful candidate will be able to develop and maintain a vigorous research program in astronomy or a related field that can engage undergraduates and that enriches the research opportunities available for our students.

A Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a related field by August 2020 is required. More information about the department is available at or Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a research plan, and a statement of startup needs to 66369. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted at the same link. In your application, please address how your teaching, mentoring, and/or community service support Lafayette College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement ( Consideration of applications will begin on October 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Located in Easton, Pennsylvania—within 70 miles of New York and Philadelphia—Lafayette College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts and engineering institution with significant resources to support faculty members in their teaching and scholarship. Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer.