Open Positions

Open Faculty Position in Physics and Materials Science


The Physics Department at Boston College is further expanding its highly collaborative and interdisciplinary research efforts across quantum materials and information, nanophotonics, plasmonics, materials science, nonlinear optics and biological physics. Beyond our four new hires since 2020, we now invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in computational physics with a focus on material properties. We particularly encourage applicants with an interest in developing collaborative research programs within our department and with colleagues in other departments, in line with the mission of the Boston College Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society. Exceptionally qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field, with a proven track record of scientific and professional accomplishment, as well as an ability to work effectively with diverse populations. Successful candidates will be expected to develop world-class research programs, demonstrate excellence in teaching, and contribute significantly to the educational and service activities of the department and University. Salary and startup packages will be internationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications, training and experience.

Application Instructions

To apply, submit a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a research plan, a minimum of three letters of reference, a statement of teaching interests, and a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023.

Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university, please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity.