Open Positions

Chair and Professor, Department of Physics - Boston College

The Department of Physics at Boston College seeks a dynamic and creative leader for the position of Department Chair. The position will be at the rank of Full Professor with tenure. The successful candidate will be expected to lead and build upon the Department's core strengths in condensed matter and materials physics, and physics at the interface with other sciences and engineering, while maintaining her or his own distinguished and internationally-recognized scholarly research. Boston College Physics faculty presently includes 17 tenure-track and research faculty and a graduate program with more than 40 Ph.D. students. The Department is expected to grow in the coming years, and the Chair will oversee the recruitment of several additional faculty members. Boston College has been investing heavily in its science programs for the last 2 decades, and the university is poised to launch a major interdisciplinary and applied science initiative, through a new Institute for Integrated Science and Society. As such, the Department seeks candidates possessing excellent communication skills, interdisciplinary vision, and ambition, who will play a leading role in the Department’s contribution to that initiative. Working with departmental committees, the Department Chair oversees the educational mission of the Department, including the integration of teaching and research activities, as well as the graduate program. Prospective candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and leadership vision statement to The position will remain open until filled.

Condensed Matter Experiment

The Department of Physics at Boston College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in experimental condensed matter. Exceptionally qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank. All areas of condensed matter will be considered, with particular interest in areas complementary to existing departmental strengths in fundamental and applied areas: quantum materials; energy; bulk, nano and heterostructure synthesis; nanophotonics and spectroscopy; bio-material interfaces; and 2D atomic crystals (visit for more information). Boston College Physics is projected to hire several new faculty in the coming years, all in condensed matter / materials physics. We particularly seek future faculty members interested in broad collaborations in the integrated and applied sciences. Successful candidates will be expected to develop world-class research programs and contribute significantly to service and educational activities of the department and University, including participation in a new Institute for Integrated Science and Society currently being planned at BC (see, and which will involve further expansion of the Physics department faculty.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field, with a proven track record of scientific and professional accomplishment. Candidates will be judged on their research, potential for becoming an excellent teacher, and commitment to interdisciplinary science and education in the service of society, including diversity and equity. The successful candidates will be supported by nationally-competitive start-up packages. Applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, and a research plan to Applicants should also have 3 letters of reference submitted to the same address.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

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