Physics Career Seminar Series: Putting your Physics Degree to Work
Host: Laura Jeanty
Speaker: Dr. Viva Horowitz
Tuesday, March 10 at 4pm, 240D Willamette
Learn about life as a professor at a liberal arts college — and hear the inside scoop on how to get a job.
Viva Horowitz is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Hamilton College, a small liberal arts college in upstate New York. She is currently spending a yearlong sabbatical in Eugene to conduct research on 2D materials, in collaboration with the Alemán Lab at the University of Oregon. Prof. Horowitz earned her B.A. from Swarthmore College in 2005 and her Ph.D. in experimental condensed matter studying diamond NV centers at UC Santa Barbara. She then held postdoctoral positions at Caltech and Harvard. Prof. Horowitz will discuss her career path as a scientist and educator, her job search in 2015 that resulted in a tenure-track faculty position, and the life of a professor at a small liberal arts college.