Friday, November 29, 2013

TT at CUNY-La Guardia CC

Job Vacancy Notice

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Physics (Tenure Track)
Job ID: 9532
Location: LaGuardia Community College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Department of Natural Sciences, LaGuardia Community College, seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty vacancy in Physics at the Assistant Professor rank with an individual with a firm commitment to teaching and research. The successful candidate will be required to teach undergraduate courses in one or more of the following areas: physics at all levels up to and including modern physics and introductory astronomy, calculus based general physics courses and laboratories, non-majors physical science course with laboratory, and other courses according to interest and need.

The appointee will participate in developing new courses and improving existing curriculum to meet the growing needs of the department. Development of a viable research program and grant writing is expected. Student mentoring is an important component of the duties of faculty and successful candidates will be required to develop research programs that will involve students. The duties also include effective participation in departmental, school, college and university-wide activities. LaGuardia emphasizes excellent teaching in a student-focused environment: candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and the ability to work with a diverse population.

The successful candidate will share responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned.

LaGuardia Community College located in Long Island City, Queens, was founded in 1971 as a bold experiment in opening the doors of higher education to all, and we proudly carry forward that legacy today. LaGuardia educates students through over 50 degree, certificate and continuing education programs, providing an inspiring place for students to achieve their dreams. Upon graduation, LaGuardia students' lives are transformed as family income increases by 17%, and students transfer to four-year colleges at three times the national average. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), LaGuardia is a nationally recognized leader among community colleges for boundary-breaking success educating underserved students. At LaGuardia, we imagine new ideas, create new curricula and pioneer programs to make our community and our country stronger. Visit to learn more.

The successful candidate must have an earned Ph.D. in Physics with excellent teaching credentials. Teaching experience is also required, preferably at the college level. Excellent communication skills as well as a record of ongoing scholarly achievement are important. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

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Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.

CLOSING DATE: 1/24/2014


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