Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Assistant Professor of Physics (TT) - SUNY Oswego


The Department of Physics at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position.

Posting Date: August 16, 2016

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit: http://www.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/benefits/benefit-summaries/FTUUPbenefitsummary-January-2016.pdf or

Date of Appointment: August 2017

Description of Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses in general physics (experimental and theoretical) and specialty courses in area of expertise. Must be committed to excellence in student learning and be able to promote students’ ability to succeed in a multicultural and global community. Responsibilities also include a commitment to research and university service.

In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications: PhD in Physics, or related area, by time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications: Post-doctoral and/or previous teaching experience. An experimentalist who can engage undergraduates in hands on research is preferred.

To Apply: Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a copy of unofficial transcripts, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests that can include undergraduates and contact information for three professional references electronically to:

If you have any questions about the position, please email:
Dr. Carolina Ilie, Search Committee Chair at physjobs@oswego.edu
Official transcripts are required prior to appointment.  Files must be complete to be considered.

Description of Department: The Department of Physics is a vibrant department that supports degrees in Physics, Applied Physics and Physics Education. The department has well equipped teaching facilities, including state of the art upper division laboratory teaching equipment in astronomy and astrophysics, quantum mechanics, optics, nano-physics, nuclear physics and condensed matter physics. The department has a RF room, a complete array of equipment for the growth, property investigation and device fabrication based on nanomaterials, an Atomic Force Microscope, a Newport solar simulator, a SQUID, thin film fabrication facilities, ultrahigh vacuum chamber, electric transport measurement devices, an automated astronomical observatory including a 16” Meade, a LHIres spectrograph, two SBIG CCDs and several smaller telescopes. The department maintains strong undergraduate research programs in Astrophysics, Nanophysics, Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear Physics and History of Science. We regularly mentor students undertaking on/off campus research/internship experiences as well as at leading research institutions overseas.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at www.oswego.edu.
SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of age, race, color, gender, creed, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status or disability or protected veteran status. Please see our full non-discrimination policy, https://www.oswego.edu/title-ix/non-discrimination-policy.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing hr@oswego.edu

For Campus Safety information, please see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery) on the Human Resources Website: https://www.oswego.edu/human-resources/annual-security-and-fire-report