Physical Sciences Assistant Professorships: Diversity and Inclusion – Brown University

Physical Sciences Assistant Professorships: Diversity and Inclusion

As a key part of Brown University’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, we plan to hire multiple tenure-track faculty members in the departments of Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Physics, Mathematics, and in the Division of Applied Mathematics.  We seek candidates who contribute to the diversity of faculty in these departments and/or who have demonstrated significant support for diversity and inclusion through their research, teaching and service.  This search is at the assistant professor or untenured associate professor level. The expected start date is July 1, 2022, although later start dates can be considered. For highly promising candidates who may need postdoctoral experience, we may be able to support some postdoctoral work at Brown before the assistant professorship begins.

We will consider candidates in all subdisciplines, and will also consider joint appointments or affiliations with the departments listed above or with other departments and centers at Brown including, but not limited to, the Data Science Initiative, the School of Engineering, the Institute at Brown for Environment & Society, the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America,  the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative, the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, and Brown’s School of Public Health. We welcome applications from dual career couples and will work to accommodate the needs of both partners.


Applicants must have or expect to complete a doctoral degree before the start of the position. Successful candidates must contribute to the diversity of faculty and/or demonstrate significant support for diversity and inclusion through their research, teaching and service. They must hold the promise of exceptional contributions to their departments’ scholarship and teaching.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a teaching statement, a research statement, and a diversity statement. In this last document, please summarize your past and planned contributions to diversity and inclusion. These contributions may arise from scholarship, teaching/mentoring, service, lived experience, or other activities. Optional: Candidates may arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted on their behalf. Applicants who choose not to supply reference letters now will not be disadvantaged. They may be asked for references later in the search process.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but we strongly encourage the candidates to submit complete applications by January 7, 2021. We will start application reviews and interviewing immediately, and we highly encourage early applications. Applicants who would like confidentiality should explicitly mention this desire in the first paragraph of their cover letters. To apply, please use Interfolio: Inquiries may be addressed to Deputy Dean of the Faculty Janet Blume at:

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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