Monday, July 11, 2016

Astro TT, Cal State Eastbay [Link updated]

California State University-East Bay: College of Science: PhysicsAssistant Professor of Physics (Astrophysics), Tenure-Track Faculty_ 17-18 PHYS-ASTRO-TT [Position PS #00001021]Location: Hayward / Concord / Online, CA

THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, a diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study.  The ten major buildings of the Hayward Hills campus, on 342 acres, contain over 150 classrooms and teaching laboratories, over 177 specialized instructional rooms, numerous computer labs and a library, which contains a collection of over one million items. The University also has campuses in Contra Costa County, Online, and in Oakland, California.  With an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students and 600 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges: Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences; Business and Economics; Education and Allied Studies; and Science.  The University offers bachelor's degrees in 50 fields, minors in 61 fields, master's degrees in 37, and 1 doctoral degree program.

The Department of Physics offers both Bachelor’s of Arts and Bachelor’s of Science degrees. With relatively small classes (approximately 10-15 students per upper division class) and emphasis on teaching, students obtain a considerable amount of individual instruction. The department has a rigorous curriculum that places a special emphasis on hands-on laboratory work.  Upper division students take advanced laboratory courses, concentrating on high-level experimental setups which provide experience in electronics and computational physics within the laboratory setting.  All of our students are encouraged to participate in research with faculty members, and we have developed state-of-the-art research laboratories in atomic, condensed matter physics and high-energy astrophysics. On-site research facilities available to students include an optical frequency comb laboratory, THz spectrometer, and a world-class atomic magnetometer.  The students also benefit from access to astrophysical data from NASA’s Fermi Large Area Telescope and the VERITAS ground-based Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescope, located in Tucson, Arizona.

The successful candidate must be able to teach a full range of physics courses for both majors and non-majors. The candidate will be expected to contribute to revising curriculum and developing new courses for both majors and non-majors. Candidates working in astrophysics are especially encouraged to apply, although all areas of specialization will be considered. 
Aside from teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate is expected to develop an active research program, including submitting proposals to obtain extramural funds. It is expected that these research activities will include participation of undergraduate students.
The University is home to the Institute for STEM Education, which coordinates numerous professional development programs to support CSUEB science majors, outreach to K-12 students in the local community, and efforts to train current and future K-12 STEM educators. Candidates are encouraged to contribute to the efforts of the Institute for STEM Education and collaborate with other faculty members to develop innovative programs aimed at increasing science literacy.
Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord and Online campuses.  In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide service responsibilities.

Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization.  

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Quarter, 2017

QUALIFICATIONSCandidate must have earned a Ph.D. in Physics no later than the date of appointment. Candidates should have outstanding communication skills and a strong commitment to teaching undergraduate students and supporting the University’s STEM education efforts.  A plan for an active research program involving undergraduates is also required. Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. This University is fully committed to serving students with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see:

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016; the position will be considered open until filled.  Please submit a letter of application which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, a description of research plans and a complete and current vita via Interfolio (see "Apply Now for Free," below). 
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Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.  A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment. 
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