Job Opening ID (JOID): 23033
Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
Doctoral degree in Physics or related field is required. The ideal candidate will have
experience in Physics Education Research. Candidates should be familiar with a variety
of teaching techniques and emerging technologies for instruction. Applicants who have
an interest in introductory physics course reform are particularly encouraged to apply.
Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a
multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training,
teaching, and other comparable experience.
The successful candidate will teach courses at the BS/BA and MS levels, and provide
advising to students. S/he will engage in physics education research. S/he will also
develop an externally funded research program that provides support and mentorship of
undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will participate in shared
governance, typically though committee service. Candidate must address the needs of a
student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary
language, and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies, and
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: August 18, 2015
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
For full consideration upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of
teaching interests/philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of
reference with contact information by January 1, 2015 at apply.interfolio.com/25990
Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.
San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is
located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the
world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s
most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-
campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant
percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the
diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic
and gender perspectives.