Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2017. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics, astrophysics or astronomy with research interests in astrophysics or astronomy. Candidates with research interests that utilize spectroscopic and/or computational approaches to astronomy or astrophysics are strongly encouraged to apply. Post-doctoral experience preferred. The person selected will pursue excellence in teaching with the support of the university, and participate in campus, departmental and professional service. Primary teaching responsibilities include calculus-based physics lecture and lab and introductory astronomy lecture and lab. The person will also develop a productive research program that involves undergraduates. Our department (http://web.usca.edu/chemistry/) places a high value on undergraduate research and has a history of external funding. Facilities include a rooftop observatory housing a 16” reflecting telescope, CCD camera, solar telescope, a dual-dipole radio telescope and supercomputer access. Start-up funds are provided.
The University of South Carolina Aiken has consistently ranked among the top three public baccalaureate colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” guide. USCA is also a recipient of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Best Place to Work” designation, with top honors for collaborative governance and confidence in senior leadership, and has been designated a Military-Friendly School by Victory Media. Founded in 1961 with generous and enthusiastic support from the local community, USC Aiken has grown to serve more than 3,200 students on its beautiful 453-acre campus. USC Aiken is a comprehensive liberal arts institution with talented faculty committed to active learning through excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, scholarship, and civic engagement. A 15:1 student-faculty ratio allows for highly engaged pedagogies with USC Aiken selected as the college of choice by students from 29 states and 20 countries. According to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), USC Aiken seniors rank the campus as contributing to their knowledge, skills and personal development at rates significantly higher than other institutions that participate in the survey. Visit: www.usca.edu.
Review of completed applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Apply online at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=79694 and include a CV, teaching philosophy, research plans, and unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts. Arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent directly to: Physics Search Committee, Dept. of Chemistry and Physics, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC, 29801 or sent to the search chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. USCA is an AA/EOE and seeks to attract and retain a diverse faculty consistent with our diverse student body and the diversity of the surrounding community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.