Thursday, September 25, 2014

TT in Physics/Astronomy/STEM Education at Cal State East Bay

About the Position
OAA Position No. 15-16 PHYS-ASTRO/STEM-TT

THE UNIVERSITY:  California  State University,  East  Bay  (CSUEB)  is  known  for  award­ winning  programs,  expert  instruction,  a diverse  student  body  of  over  14,000  students,  and  a choice  of  more  than  100  career-focused  fields  of  study.  The  University  has  campuses in Hayward,  Contra  Costa  County,  Online,  and  in  Oakland, California.    Our  600  faculty  offer bachelor's  degrees in 42 fields,  minors in 62 fields, master's degrees in 36 fields, and 1 doctoral degree program.

THE  DEPARTMENT:  The   Department   of  Physics   offers   both   Bachelor's  of  Arts  and Bachelor's of Science  degrees.  With  relatively  small classes  (approximately  10-15 students  per upper  division  class)  and  emphasis   on  teaching,  students   obtain  a  considerable   amount  of individual  instruction.  The department  has a rigorous  curriculum  that places a special emphasis on hands-on  laboratory  work.   Upper division students  take two advanced laboratory courses, an electronics  laboratory   course,   and  a  computational   physics  course.  All  of  our  students  are encouraged  to participate  in research  with faculty members, and we have developed state-of -the­ art research  laboratories  in atomic and condensed  matter physics.   Research  facilities  include an optical frequency comb laboratory,  THz spectrometer, and a world-class atomic magnetometer.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION:  The successful  candidate  must be able to teach a full range of physics courses for both majors and non-majors. The candidate  will be expected  to contribute  to revising curriculum  and developing  new courses for both majors and non-majors.

Aside from  teaching  responsibilities, the successful  candidate  is expected  to develop  an active research  program,  including  submitting  proposals  to obtain extramural  funds. It is expected  that these research activities will include participation of undergraduate  students.

The  University   is  home  to  the  Institute  for  STEM  Education   which  coordinates   numerous professional  development  programs to support CSUEB science majors, outreach to K-12 students in  the  local  community,   and  efforts  to  train  current  and  future  K-12  STEM-educators. The successful  candidate  is expected  to contribute  to the efforts of the Institute for STEM Education and collaborate  with other faculty  members  to develop innovative  programs  aimed at increasing science literacy.

Please note that teaching  assignments  at California  State University,  East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord and Online campuses.   In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities,  assist  the  department   with  administrative   and/or  committee   work,  and  are expected to assume campus-wide  service responsibilities.

RANK AND SALARY:  Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT:  Fall Quarter, 2015

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidate must have earned a Ph.D. in Physics no later than the date of appointment. Candidates    should   have   outstanding   communication skills   and   a   strong commitment   to   teaching   undergraduate    students   and   supporting   the   University's   STEM education   efforts.  A plan for an  active  research  program  involving  undergraduates   is  also required. Candidates should demonstrate experience  in teaching, mentoring,  research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute  to our commitment  to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate  a record of scholarly  activity. This University is fully committed to serving students with disabilities in accordance  with applicable state and federal laws. This University is fully committed  to  the  rights  of  students,   staff  and  faculty  with  disabilities   in  accordance  with applicable   state   and  federal   laws.  For more   information   about  the  University's  program supporting         the         rights         of       . our         students         with         disabilities         see:

APPLICATION DEADLINE:   Review  of  applications   will  begin  October  31,  2014;  the position   will  be  considered   open  until  filled.  Please submit a  letter  of  application   which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement, a brief statement of teaching philosophy,  a description of research plans and a complete and current vita at HRAM.HRS  CE.GBL

NOTE:  California  State University, East Bay hires only individuals  lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee's  identity  and eligibility  to work, in accordance  with the provisions of the Immigration  Reform and Control  Act. If you are considered as a finalist for the position, you may be subject to a background check.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate  on the basis of any protected categories:  age, ancestry, citizenship,  color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national   origin,   race,  religion,   sexual   orientation,   or  veteran's  status.     The  University  is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.