| Summary of Position: The Physics Department is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor starting in the Fall 2017 semester to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, produce research and publish scholarly and creative works, advise students, and provide service to the public, College, and Department. The Department seeks candidates who demonstrate outstanding teaching, scholarship, and communication skills. Candidates should have a Ph.D in physics or a closely related field with a focus on condensed matter, biophysics, or astrophysics being preferred. Applications from individuals with interdisciplinary strengths are strongly encouraged. Preference will be given to applications received by Nov. 18, 2016.|
Major Responsibilities: - Contribute to core curriculum instruction in the Physics Department at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. - Participate in the ongoing development of the Physics Department's curriculum including the expansion and refinement of introductory and upper-level laboratory experiences. - Demonstrate a sustained and productive program of research, publication, and creative activity. Includes an expectation to engage both undergraduate and graduate students in this work as well as to integrate research and creative activities into the classroom. - Engage in service to the Department, School, College, and external community while maintaining collegial relationships with faculty and staff in the department and across campus. - Provide academic and professional advisement and guidance to undergraduate and graduate students. - Remain current in the discipline and incorporate current research, theory, and pedagogical methods into teaching. - Hold a minimum of five office hours each week to meet with students. - Actively participate in periodic program review and assessment / accreditation activities. - Work with members of the Department to develop relationships with industry, governmental bodies, national laboratories, community organizations, and external funding sources to support Department and College initiatives.
Required Qualifications: - PhD in physics or a closely related field. ABD (all but dissertation) with designated date of completion may be considered. - Mastery of core physics subject matter demonstrated by such things as advanced degrees, licenses and certifications, honors, awards, and reputation in the subject matter field. - Highly developed understanding of teaching theory and practice with a strong passion for continued development of academic excellence in the classroom as demonstrated by a teaching philosophy and/or prior experience that addresses such areas as how to engage and excite students both in and out of the classroom, how to integrate one's research and creative activities into the curriculum, and how to help students draw connections between their classroom learning and the kinds of professional goals they are working to achieve. - Scholarly ability in physics or a closely related field as demonstrated by such things as the publication of scholarly materials, the production of professional works that have achieved recognition in the business, government, education, and/or non-profit sectors, or the development of a detailed research program or agenda. - Effective written and oral communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications: - A specialization in the areas of condensed matter, biophysics, or astrophysics with the potential for graduate and undergraduate student participation in research. - Experience teaching physics at the college level and/or experience running professional training activities in related areas. - Experience with and/or interest in working with a diverse student body and the ability to effectively engage faculty, staff, and students in a collegial and collaborative manner