The Christopher Newport University Department of Physics, Computer Science & Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Physics beginning August 2012. The University is seeking teacher scholars who are committed to undergraduate education, and who want to engage students in creative intellectual challenges. Our exemplary group of faculty integrates high quality teaching and significant research involving undergraduates and supports the further development of our graduate program.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach astronomy courses, within the context of CNU’s liberal learning core, as well as physics lecture and laboratory courses. An established and active scholarly program in astronomy or astrophysics, including post-doctoral research experience, while not required, is preferred. Effective oral and written communication skills are required. A Ph.D. in Astronomy/Astrophysics/Physics by August 1, 2012, is required for appointment to a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor.
The Department of Physics, Computer Science & Engineering has nineteen physicists, computer scientists, and engineers working in a collegial atmosphere. The Department has a variety of laboratories in support of both teaching and research in high-speed data acquisition, complex data analysis and simulation, information science, remote sensor development, and multimedia graphics.
Faculty expectations, in addition to teaching, include the development of a vibrant, externally funded program of scholarship leading to publications, regular developmental advising of students, curriculum and program development, and university service. Faculty members are also expected to develop and teach courses in our liberal learning core. The successful candidates must be able to guide and assist undergraduate students in research projects related to their discipline of expertise.
To apply, please send a letter of interest explaining how the candidate meets the requirements for this position, current curriculum vita, copies of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to:
Director of Equal Opportunity and Faculty Recruitment
Physics/Astronomy Faculty Search
Christopher Newport University
1 University Place
Newport News, VA 23606-2998
Review of applications will begin on November 11, 2011. Applications received after November 11, 2011, will be accepted but considered only if needed.