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Thursday, September 25, 2014
TT in Physics/Astronomy/STEM Education at Cal State East Bay
About the Position
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS FULL-TIME TENURE-TRACK 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. http://www20.csueastbay.edu/
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: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/af/departments/as/
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 https://my.csueastbay.edu/psp/pspdbl/EMPLOYEEIHRMS/c/HRS 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.