Assistant Professor of Math, Physics, or Philosophy (math education research and other DBER scholars encouraged!)

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Chapman University

Chapman University’s Schmid College of Science and Technology is conducting an open search for a tenure track faculty line, for anyone with background in math, physics, or philosophy who is committed to promoting the success of underrepresented students in the sciences. We are encouraging applications from those in math education research and physics education research! Here's the job posting: I'm not involved in the search at all, but am happy to share my perspectives as a DBER faculty in the college of science and about life in Orange County, CA (please feel free to contact me at hsu at chapman dot edu).


As part of an initiative to hire leading research scientists with a strong commitment to promoting the success of underrepresented students in the sciences, the Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University announces a tenure track faculty position, at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective August 2023 in the discipline of Mathematics, Physics, or Philosophy. 


Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. The university is a nationally ranked R2 research institution with a commitment to excellence through world-class research and innovative teaching. Schmid College of Science and Technology serves an increasingly diverse body of students engaged in Biology, Biochemistry & Chemistry, Computational and Data Science, Environmental Science and Policy, Food Science and Nutrition, Mathematics, Physics, and Philosophy. The college is housed in the Keck Center for Science and Engineering.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a field relevant to Mathematics, Physics, or Philosophy, and have outstanding records of scholarly publications, research support, and a history of commitment to the mentorship of students from underrepresented and underserved populations. The successful candidate will be expected to continue their active research program and mentoring activities, as well as help design, implement, and assess innovative new programs that lead to demonstrable advances in diversity, equity, and inclusion for our students, faculty, and staff. Service and teaching expectations will not exceed those of any other faculty position. Faculty appointments will be made at the Assistant Professor rank with current academic standing in one of the College’s academic programs. Chapman offers competitive salaries, research start-up funds, and recruitment allowances.


The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at


Application review will begin October 10, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to search chair email: Please use “Assistant Professor, Math, Physics, and Philosophy STEM Mentor" as the email subject line. 


Full job posting and application:

Review of Applicants Begins: 
Monday, October 10, 2022
Contact Name: 
Michael Pace (search chair)
Contact Email: