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Assistant Professor, Physics

Position Description

The Department of Physics in the College of Science & Engineering at Seattle University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin September 2024. The Department of Physics offers the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Arts degrees, with no graduate programs. Candidates from all areas of physics will be considered; however, preference will be given to applicants with interdisciplinary research interests and publications, especially in areas interfacing with the biological sciences.


 Responsibilities include teaching a broad range of undergraduate courses, maintaining an active scholarly agenda, and service to the department, school, and university.  


A Ph.D. in physics or a related field is required and both previous teaching experience and postdoctoral research experience are strongly preferred. The ability and interest to teach a wide range of undergraduate physics courses is essential and the capability of teaching interdisciplinary courses in other departments is preferred. Applicants must have a commitment to excellence in teaching and a willingness to mentor undergraduate students in their research. Opportunities for collaborative research exist both on campus and at the nearby University of Washington.

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals who will further enrich the diversity of our educational community.

Application Instructions

Submit applications to To ensure full consideration, include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research plan to involve undergraduates as collaborators, and names and contact information for three references (letters may be solicited upon receipt of application). Questions about the search process should be directed to Andy Kim (, Chair of the Search Committee. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023.

Compensation at a Glance:

Salary Range: $80,000 - $88,000

Seattle University has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, and not based on a candidate’s gender or any other protected status.
Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. Seattle University provides generous leave, health plans, and retirement contributions that add to your total compensation package.

Benefits at a Glance

Consistent with its fundamental Jesuit values, Seattle University offers a wide range of benefits designed to care for the whole person. Choose from three different medical plans, a dental, and vision insurance programs. Protect your income with life, short & long-term disability coverage. Plan for your future with up to a 10% employer contribution for retirement benefits, comprised of a 5% nonelective employer contribution and an additional dollar-for-dollar match of your voluntary contributions up to a maximum of 5%. You may also take advantage of 100% paid tuition benefits for the employee and dependents, a subsidized transportation benefit, a wellness program with free access to an onsite fitness facility, and a wide variety of campus events. Enjoy a generous holiday schedule, including a paid Holiday break closure in December, and paid sick leave. For more information explore the Benefits website at:

Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122