Monday, March 25, 2013

NTT at Humboldt State

Vacancy Announcement
Temporary Faculty Position Starting August 2013
Department of Physics & Astronomy
JOB #7567

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state

DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University's Department of Physics & Astronomy invites applications for one full-time temporary faculty position in Undergraduate Physics or Astronomy for academic year 2013/2014. Initial appointment will be for the Fall 2013 semester. Subsequent reappointment for Spring 2014 will be contingent upon programmatic need and satisfactory performance evaluation.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at:

Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about the benefits plans can be found at: 3.pdf.

Professional Qualifications: An earned MA/MS in physics or related field from an accredited college or university is required at time of appointment. A PhD or equivalent is preferred.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
Successful undergraduate teaching experience or evidence of promise as a teacher at the University level (preferably documented in one or more letters of recommendation).
Potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of methodologies;
Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses to diverse students (majors, general education students, etc.); and
Commitment and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds. At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.

Professional Duties: Dedication to superior undergraduate instruction is a long-standing tradition at Humboldt State and in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Teaching assignments will include 15 weighted teaching units (WTUs) per semester of lectures, activity sections, laboratory instruction, and other duties as assigned. Courses to be assigned to the successful candidate may include both lower and upper division physics courses as well as general education courses. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students. The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members in temporary positions are teaching, maintaining office hours and working collaboratively and productively with colleagues.

General Information: The Department of Physics & Astronomy offers a B.S. degree in Physics (with optional emphases in Applied Physics and in Astronomy) and a B.A. degree in Physics. For more information visit:

Application: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials:
Letter of application;
Curriculum vita;
An Application for Academic Employment:;
Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
Three recent letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the candidate's professional preparation and experience. Submission of the application materials should be sent as a single PDF document, in the order listed above to:

In letter of application, please refer to Job #7567.

Please direct any other questions pertaining to this position, the Department of Physics & Astronomy, or Humboldt State University to:

Dr. Monty Mola, Search Committee Chair
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone (707) 826-5328

Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than April 19, 2013. Early response is encouraged.

Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidate for this position is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department. Results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate's appointment. The cost of fingerprinting is borne by the university. All California State University (CSU) employees are "mandated reporters" of child abuse or neglect under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. The successful candidate will be required to sign a written acknowledgement of their legal reporting obligations within 4 weeks of the appointment date.

The University is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX/ADA employer with a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from women, members of all ethnic groups, veterans and people with disabilities. Humboldt State University employs only individuals authorized to work in the United States.

Humboldt State University is part of the 23-campus California State University system. The University has a comprehensive arts and sciences curriculum, which is recognized nationally for its high academic quality. Founded in 1913, HSU is one of the premier, public institutions in the western United States; it is a residential and rural campus with an enrollment of approximately 8,000 students. The main campus is located in Arcata, California, in the northwestern part of the state along the coast, situated among redwood trees in an area that offers unmatched scenic beauty, moderate climate and opportunities for outdoor activities. The surrounding Humboldt County locale has a population of 130,000. The community offers an excellent range of businesses, services and cultural activities/performances. The local schools are ranked in the top performance percentiles, both nationally and in the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at: