Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position in Physics to begin in August 2018. A Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field is required. A strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level is required. Applicants must have graduate coursework and research experience in experimental physics. Applicant must demonstrate the ability to develop a successful research program which involves undergraduate student research projects. Commitment and ability to work with a diverse student body is required. Prior teaching at the undergraduate level is desired. Evidence of the candidate’s ability to contribute to the development of upper-division laboratory experiments and upper-division general education courses are preferred. The ability to implement strategies that facilitate student access to and success in high demand introductory courses is also desired. Ours is a high-quality baccalaureate program located near downtown Sacramento, one of the most diverse and integrated cities in the country.
Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining the applicant's approach to teaching, a research statement, unofficial transcripts of all college work (official copies will be required of candidates invited for an interview), and contact information for at least three references that can speak to the professional qualities of applicant.
Additional information and complete application instructions can be found at the Sacramento State jobs website located at: http://csus.peopleadmin.com/postings/2303. Only complete applications received through the online system will be considered. Questions about the process may be directed to William DeGraffenreid, Department Chair, at PSearch1@csus.edu. Review of applications to begin December 11, 2017. Position will remain open until filled. AA/EO Employer. Clery Act statistics available. Background Check (including criminal) required. Mandated reporter requirements.
California State University, Sacramento, is in the heart of Northern California and just five miles from the State Capitol. With more than 30,000 students and 1,600 full- and part-time faculty, Sacramento State is California’s capital university. Quality teaching is a top priority at Sacramento State, which offers a wide range of degrees, programs, and career opportunities – and its lush, 300-acre... campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas.
Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities in the country, and Sacramento State is committed to providing a quality education for all of our region’s students. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy is a high-quality, baccalaureate program which has grown significantly over the past decade. With approximately 100 majors in our four degree programs and more in our minors and certificate programs, we are one of the largest baccalaureate physics programs in the country. With a healthy distribution of senior and junior faculty members (five tenure track hires in the past four years) we provide our students with experiences in a wide range of areas: high energy physics, astrophysics, low temperature physics, biophysics, condensed matter theory, computational physics, optics, AMO physics, and physics education research. The Department is committed to supporting faculty-student research through a number of unique programs made available by the generosity of donors to the Department. Our Department has a long history of faculty being recognized by our campus having won numerous awards for teaching, scholarly activity, and service. Recent graduates have pursued advanced studies at many institutions including UC Berkeley, Harvard, UC Davis, Arizona, Oregon, Oregon State, and Florida. Others have found careers in teaching or industry (including Intel, Google, Pixar Animation Studios, Apple, and the State of California). Across the board, our graduates are known for their hands-on and real-life problem solving skills.