School/Unit: College of Humanities and Sciences
Rank: Assistant Professor
Department: Physics (1339)
Purpose of Position:
This position is a junior-level, tenure-eligible faculty position in the area of nanoscience to support a new Ph.D. program at VCU in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, which was jointly developed by the Departments of Physics and Chemistry. The faculty member should have interdisciplinary research interests that complement and expand existing expertise in both departments. Research areas of particular interest include (but are not limited to) investigation of nanoscale materials with potential applications in energy generation, conversion and storage. The faculty member will also support the department with teaching responsibilities in physics and nanoscience at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Faculty member will have teaching responsibilities in the areas of physics and nanoscience at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Possible course assignments may include but are not limited to: PHYS207-208 (University Physics), PHYS320 (Modern Physics), PHYS380 (Quantum), PHYS440 (Condensed Matter), PHYS450 (Senior Lab), PHYS550 (Materials Research), PHYS641 (Solid State), PHYS661 (Surface and Materials Physics), NANO570-571 (Foundations of Nanoscience), and NANO650-651 (Expt. Techniques in Nanoscience). In addition, faculty will mentor research projects of undergraduate and graduate students who are registered for PHYS397 and PHYS697, respectively.
Faculty member must establish a nationally recognized research program with a record of publication in refereed journals and external funding. They are expected to develop interdisciplinary collaborations to enhance the research program in nanoscience and nanotechnology at VCU. In addition, they will mentor both undergraduate and graduate students in their research laboratory.
Faculty member will serve on departmental, College, and/or University committees as necessary, as well as in a professional capacity in their field, e.g., reviewer, conference organizer, etc.
-Ph.D. in physics or a closely related discipline.
-Minimum of two years of postdoctoral experience.
-Record of publication and conference dissemination demonstrating expertise in the faculty area of research.
-Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
-Teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level in physics or a related discipline.
-Record of external funding or proposal submissions to obtain funding.
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