The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, College of Science and Health, Department of Physics, invites applicants for a full time academic year tenure-track Assistant Professor in experimental biophysics to start on August 27, 2012. The UW-L Physics Department is excited to welcome an experimental biophysicist to a thriving program of undergraduate research and innovative teaching. The Department has active research programs in the areas of quantum optics, surface physics, nuclear physics, biomechanics, and observational astronomy, as well theoretical research in astrophysics and low-temperature quantum mechanics. The Physics Department supports and values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek a colleague who shares the department's commitment to diversity and who will be a dedicated teacher, active scholar, and effective mentor for students with diverse backgrounds, preparation, and career goals.
Duties/Responsibilities: (1) Teach a variety of physics courses, including large introductory classes; and develop upper level courses in biophysics, (2) advise students in the biomedical concentration, (3) maintain a productive program of research in experimental biophysics that involves undergraduates; (4) contribute to departmental, college, and university service activities.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biophysics, Biomedical engineering, or related field, with a strong academic background in physics.
Preferred Qualifications: a B.S in Physics, a Ph.D in Biophysics, and relevant post-doctoral experience.
The Department has eleven full-time faculty and offers a B.S. in Physics with the options of Emphases in Astronomy, Computational Physics and Optics, as well as Physics Majors with Business or Bio-Medical Concentrations. The Departmentis active in undergraduate research and has a thriving Dual-Degree Program (Physics & Engineering) in cooperation with four Engineering programs including UW-Madison and the University of Minnesota. There are currently about 170 majors in our nationally recognized program, see http://www.aapt.org/Projects/ntfup/casestudies.cfm. The Department has recently introduced a physics major with secondary teacher certification option and anticipates that this option will grow into a major part of our program.
For first consideration, applications and all supporting material should be received by Jan.6, 2011. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants should send a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, a concise statement of teaching philosophy, a research plan, unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information of three professional references.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/