Assistant Professor of Physics

Coe College seeks applicants for the role of Assistant Professor of Physics.

The Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor (Associate Professor is possible), beginning Fall 2020. All areas of research related to glassy materials are welcome, from structure, property relationships, simulation and modeling to advanced spectroscopy, bioglasses and exotic manufacturing. We are seeking candidates with a strong interest in teaching in a liberal arts setting.

Coe College Physics Department has a four-decades-long externally funded glass research program with a special emphasis on the structural characterization and physical properties of oxide glasses. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to benefit from our glass making and modern characterization laboratories, equipped with various furnaces, calorimeters, pycnometers, levitator, SEM, AFM, Raman and FTIR spectrometers and other instrumentation. The candidate will be expected to expand this nationally recognized research program that is accessible to undergraduates. Coe College Physics Department has been growing with currently over 90 majors, and graduating 15-20 majors per year.


  • Ph.D. in Physics, Materials Science, or Physical Chemistry, or allied disciplines with a focus in glass research (in exceptional cases ABD will be considered).
  • Evidence of strong teaching skills with ability to teach undergraduate physics courses.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship preferred.

To Apply:

To ensure full consideration, please submit the materials listed below to by November 1st, 2019.

  • Letter of application.
  • Research plan.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy.
  • C.V.
  • Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
  • Three letters of reference.

The review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019. We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Coe is committed to fostering a multicultural environment and encourages applications from individuals who will help fulfill that goal. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and diverse perspectives and aim to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity. Coe College is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about Coe College, our commitment to a multicultural educational environment, and requirements for employment click here.

Coe College, a highly selective private liberal arts college, offers superior academics and exciting co-curricular activities in a thriving urban setting that promotes student growth and success. Established in 1851, Coe has a national reputation for academic excellence enhanced by a student-centered, highly supportive campus environment. With 1,400 students, Coe's attractive campus is located in the heart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a vibrant metropolitan area of 267,000 residents in Iowa's Creative Corridor, providing a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities.