Wednesday, November 12, 2014

TT at Rhode Island College

Position TitleAssistant Professor, Physics, Fall 2015
Joint Appointment
Department NamePhysical Sciences Department
Academic or Calendar YearAcademic
Full Time / Part TimeFull Time
Position Summary
The Physical Sciences Department at Rhode Island College invites applications for the above, full-time tenure-track positions for Fall 2015.
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.
Essential Duties
-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 Duties
-Teach other courses as appropriate.
-Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Department Chair.
Required 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
Willingness to adopt a leadership role.
Environmental Conditions
Faculty members routinely deal with electronic and other scientific equipment and chemicals appropriate to the discipline.