Monday, November 18, 2013

TT at Rhode Island College

Position Overview:
The Physical Sciences Department at Rhode Island College consists of 5 physicists, 8 chemists, 2 earth scientists and 1 science educator and offers undergraduate degrees in both chemistry and physics. In the physics and physical sciences programs we teach a wide range of students, including traditional physics majors, physics majors with an interest in secondary education and students interested in middle school science and elementary education. We also provide service courses for biology, mathematics, radiation technology majors and the general education population. We have a strong commitment to engaging undergraduates in research with the majority of our students participating in some research while they are at the College. We are looking for a candidate with research interests that complement the existing strengths of the department in condensed matter physics, materials physics and statistical mechanics.  
Division: Rhode Island College  
Section: Academic Affairs  
Unit (College Department) Physical Sciences Department  
Position Status: Continuing - Tenure Track  
Full Time  
Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Job Functions:

-Teach undergraduate physics and physical science courses.
-Advise majors on program requirements and research opportunities.
-Engage in scholarly research and professional activities.
-Mentor undergraduate research students.
-Serve on college and departmental committees.
-Develop experimental laboratory exercises for introductory and upper-level courses.

Occasional Job Functions:
-Teach other courses as appropriate.
-Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Department Chair.
Duties and Responsibilities - continued:
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

-Possess effective technical, oral and written communications and management/organizational skills.
-Possess the ability to successfully work with students and colleagues.
-Posses a strong interest in undergraduate teaching and research.
Required Qualifications:

Education: Ph.D. in Physics

Experience: Demonstrated teaching experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred: Willingness to adopt a leadership role.  
Civil Service List?
If there is a list, only laterals (employees with the same title) or individuals certified by OPA may be appointed to this position.
Not Applicable  
Priority given to applicants who apply by:
Closing Date:
Includes grace period, if applicable
Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Philosophy 1
Other Document (See Special Instructions) 1
Unofficial Transcript 1
Document Instructions:
All required documents must be attached to your on-line application and match the appropriate document field (i.e. cover letter, resume, cv, transcript, etc.) Documents must be in Word or PDF files. Applicants that have multiple documents to attach to a single document field (such as transcripts or teaching evaluations, etc) must combine the separate documents into one larger document before attaching to the single document field. Documents that are mailed, emailed or faxed separately WILL NOT be accepted, acknowledged or shared with search committees unless otherwise instructed in the posting. Applicants using a dossier service such as Interfolio, please contact the dossier service for specific instructions prior to completing your application. On-line applications that do not meet the document requirements upon the posting closing date WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED even if your application has been confirmed.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Special Instructions/Information for Applicants:
Anticipated Vacancy - Fall 20124
Pending Budgetary Approval
Final appointment is subject to available funding

-The doctoral degree is required for appointment and must be completed prior to the beginning of service.
-Candidates are required to provide an unofficial transcript. Transcript should be of highest degree earned. Official Transcript will be required upon hire.
-Candidates are required to provide a statement of teaching philosophy
-Candidates are required to provide a statement of research interests. The research statement should include details of potential undergraduate research projects. (Please use the "Other Document" button for the research statement).
-Optional buttons have been provided in case candidates wish to upload additional information.
-Candidates will be prompted during the application process to provide names (3) and email addresses for reference letters.
General Information to Applicants (Classified Postings):
Environmental Conditions:

Faculty members routinely deal with electronic and other scientific equipment and chemicals appropriate to the discipline.