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Welcome to the Department of Physics

Physics is an essential component in the education of a scientifically literate individual in an advanced society. The study of physics gives the student an opportunity to learn the fundamental theories that will be needed to explore how the world functions as well as the discoveries behind technological advances.

The department offers courses in physics, astronomy and general science where students develop an appreciation and understanding of nature and the underlying laws which govern our universe. Coursework develops comprehension of basic physical principles, competence in using logical procedures in problem-solving and an awareness of historical advances and future potential in the field of science.

Courses offered in the department serve the needs of the entire College community. Specific courses are required in some degree programs. Students may use courses offered by the department to satisfy the general education science requirement or as electives. Students who have taken or are taking calculus are encouraged to take PHYS 1441 and PHYS 1442 rather than PHYS 1433 and PHYS 1434.

  We are hiring an Assistant or Associate professor!

We have a faculty opening (open to all fields of physics) in our Department. Dr. Viviana Acquaviva ( is chairing the faculty search and she'd be happy to answer any questions or re-direct you to a local expert. The soft deadline is January 20 (please disregard what is in the job posting) - we reckon that this might be difficult to make for people with childcare/family responsibilities, so if you want to apply but can't make the deadline, please reach out to us.

The job posting is also a bit unclear in terms of supplementary docs, but including a statement of research interests and plans and a teaching experience/philosophy summary would certainly be welcome. Reference letters are not requested at this time, but names of potential references should be included.

The application link is here. We hope to hear from you!