Wednesday, April 22, 2015

TWO TT at UTexas, Rio Grande Valley (specialty open, includes PER)

Scope of Job
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Department of Physics is accepting applications for two (2) tenure-track, Assistant Professor positions to begin in the fall of 2015. Responsibilities include delivering quality instruction within the undergraduate and graduate programs in Physics, establishing and conducting research, and scholarship activities serving the college and university
The Physics Department has strong research focus on gravitational wave astronomy, radio astronomy, optical astronomy, applied optics and lasers, nanotechnology, nanophotonics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, computational physics and physics education. There are six state-of-the-art laboratories funded by the NSF,NASA, US Air Force and NIH. The department offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and cooperative PhD degree in partnership with the University of Texas, Arlington.
The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 in a historic move that brings together the resources and assets of UT Brownsville and UT Pan American making it possible for residents of the Rio Grande Valley to benefit from the Permanent University Fund—a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and the Texas A&M University System.
Our new university will also be home to a School of Medicine and will transform Texas and the nation by becoming a leader in student success, teaching, research, and health care. UTRGV will enroll its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine will open in 2016.
Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in Physics or related discipline from an accredited university.
Discipline Specific Required Qualifications
Candidates from all areas of physics are invited, however, the preference will be given to applicants from experimental or applied physics areas. The duties will include teaching physics at both graduate and undergraduate levels, conducting research in the area of expertise, and participating in academic service and service to the community. The successful candidate is expected to build a strong research program on campus, be able to attract extramural funding to support this research, and supervise graduate students in the current M.S. and Ph.D. programs. Strong record of independent publications is desirable. Externally funded research and student support are considered a plus.
Preferred Qualifications
Postdoctoral research experience.
License or Certification Required?
SalaryCommensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Desired Start Date09/01/2015

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement
EEO Statement
UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status.UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Diversity Statement
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has anNSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.
Open Date04/15/2015
Close Date05/13/2015
Open Until Filled (overrides close field)No
Review of Candidates Start Date05/14/2015
Additional Information
UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may
require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is
performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive
and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code
§51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of
Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least
135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement
Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week
and at least 135 days in length.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete all sections on the application. If you are applying for the first time please complete all biographical information including address, email and phone. You may update this at any time by selecting to edit your profile in the application. Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.
Please Note
Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to
demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based
test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the
International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications
will not be considered.