Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Tenured/Full Dept Chair at Adelphi Univ, NY

Adelphi University, chartered in 1896, was the first institution of higher education for liberal arts and sciences on Long Island.  Through its schools and programs the College of Arts & Sciences, the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, the Honors College, the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, the College of Nursing and Public Health, University College and the School of Social Work the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as professional and educational programs for adults.  Adelphi University currently enrolls over 7,600 students from 39 states and 50 foreign countries.  With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge & Poughkeepsie, the University maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation.
 The Department of Physics at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY invites nominations and applications for Chair of the department. The position will be a tenured faculty position at the Associate Professor or full Professor Level. The chair will lead an outstanding undergraduate department with an enrollment of about 70 physics majors. The department boasts of well -equipped sensor based freshman instructional labs, light laboratory, electronics laboratory, modern physics laboratory and an observatory equipped with a Meade 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. The Department maintains fully equipped research laboratories devoted to lasers and modern optics; trace gas sensor development; optical holography; quantum and nonlinear optics; laser cooling and trapping; and alternate energy technologies. 
 For further details about the Physics Department, please visit: The search is open to candidates with an outstanding background in physics/modern optics and lasers or a closely related field. A PhD degree or equivalent and a strong record in research and undergraduate teaching along with demonstrated leadership and management skills are essential. We expect that the candidate will bring in rich undergraduate teaching experience and research assets. The new chair is also expected to develop plans to engage undergraduate students in active research programs as well as actively participate and develop recruitment initiatives.