Wednesday, November 11, 2015

TT, Computational Physics or PER, University of Washington Bothell

The University of Washington Bothell (UWB) seeks a dynamic researcher/educator to join in the fast growing Physical Sciences Division of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at the rank of Assistant Professor of Physics (tenure track). We seek an outstanding teacher/scholar in the area of Computational Physics or Physics Education. The appointment for this full-time tenure track position will start September 16, 2016, or possibly earlier.
 The Physical Sciences Division expects to offer the BS and BA in Physics beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year. The Division includes an existing degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry and expects to add degrees in Physics during the 2015/2016 academic year. A new degree in Earth Sciences will follow in the near term.
 Faculty in the Physical Sciences Division are expected to develop strong teaching, research and mentoring skills and enthusiastic incorporation of undergraduates into their research program. The successful candidate may also be involved with professional collaborations with the Physics Department at the University of Washington, Seattle (UWS) and at University of Washington, Tacoma (UWT).
 The School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics combines all of the STEM fields in one academic area, allowing for cross-disciplinary training and project work. The School envisions being a leader in providing accessible, innovative, and effective education and research that promotes responsible engagement with our world and society. Our mission is to support and promote excellence in STEM research, scholarship, and education through commitment to our core values of collaboration, opportunity, rigor, and engagement. The School offers twelve undergraduate degrees and three graduate degrees within its four Divisions of Biological Sciences, Computing and Software Systems, Engineering and Mathematics, and Physical Sciences.
 The University of Washington Bothell is the fastest growing public university in the state of Washington. We provide a leading-edge student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and staff dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 5,000 students. A majority of those students are first generation college attendees or are from underrepresented groups; approximately 92 percent are from Washington. Located in the Seattle metropolitan region, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond.
 UW Bothell has one of the most diverse student populations in Washington State: 64% of our incoming students are underrepresented minorities or first generation college attendees; 35% are Pell Grant eligible; 8% are international. We value engaged scholarship and experiential learning relevant to the diverse student populations and communities we serve.
 Opportunity is a core value of the School of STEM. We believe that all students, regardless of background, should have the opportunity to succeed and become effective critical thinkers. Catalyzing the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. The School of STEM prepares professionals to work in an increasingly diverse and global society by promoting equity and justice for all individuals. We actively work to eliminate barriers and obstacles created by institutional discrimination.
 Qualifications for this position include the following:
  1. A PhD in Physics (or foreign equivalent) or a closely related field.
  2. Familiarity and/or experience with modern teaching methods in physics.
  3. Demonstrated excellence in Physics research and ability to develop a strong research program in computational physics or physics education. Priority will be given to research areas in gravity, dark energy/matter or related fields such as nuclear, high energy, astrophysics, or condensed matter. In addition to these fields, priority will be given to applicants in the research area of Physics Education.
  4. Experience with, or knowledge of successful involvement of undergraduates in research.
Additional desired qualifications include:
  1. Familiarity with the physics education literature and/or participation in STEM education conferences or other similar activities.
  2. Ability to mentor STEM students from non-traditional backgrounds.
  3. Interest and/or experience in development of a new degree program in a young and rapidly growing campus unit.
 All University of Washington faculty members engage in research, teaching, and service. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
 How to apply: For more information about UW Bothell, and the position, go to or e-mail the search committee chair, Professor Warren W. Buck at: Applications should be sent as a single electronic file to with “AA14823 Assistant Professor in Physics PhyT” in the subject line, and should include a CV, a teaching statement addressing qualifications and interest and/or experience with diverse populations, and a statement of research interests The applicant should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and the position will remain open until filled; complete applications received by December 15, 2015 will receive priority consideration.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.