Thursday, September 22, 2016

FT Assistant/Associate Professor, Fayetteville State University, NC

Position Information
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Physics
Position Number: 000212
Full-time or Part-time: Full Time
Department: Department of Chemistry and Physics
Posting Number: 0401118
Job Category: Professional
Hiring Range:
Minimum salary: Commensurate with Education and Experience
Maximum salary: Commensurate with Education and Experience
Overall Position Competency: EHRA
Description of primary duties and responsibilities:
Primary responsibilities of the Department: The Department provides students with a quality education through a basic liberal-arts foundation and prepares students with the ability to provide quality chemical/materials analysis through various analytical methods and instrumentations. In addition, the Chemistry Program serves as a solid foundation for the matriculation into graduate or professional schools. The Department is equipped with many the-state-of-the-art analytical instruments such as electron microprobe, scanning electron microscope, atomic force microscope, x-ray diffractometer, UV-Vis, Raman, fluorescence, FTIR, NMR, HPLC, HPLC-MS/MS, GC, GC/MS/MS, CE etc.

Description of Work Continued:
Primary responsibilities of the Position: Responsibilities of faculty include but not limited to: 1) teach courses per nine-month academic year based on interest, expertise, and departmental needs, though the teaching requirement may be adjusted to accommodate research projects; 2) conduct his/her own research and support materials research and education efforts at FSU; 3) initiate and help to initiate new research as well as partnership among faculty at FSU and other schools in NC; 4) support and occasionally represent FSU in materials related initiatives across the North Carolina and Nationally; 5) secure external grant funding to support his/her own research and the research needs of the department, university, and FSU’s research partners; 6) assist with outreach to faculty, corporations, and other agencies to promote partnership with FSU. Eligible candidates are required to have a strong interest and willingness to play a lead role in integrating web-based instructional resources into their teaching. Ability to teach students from diverse backgrounds is critical.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Ph.D. degree in Physics or Materials Science who has taken at least 18 credits physics courses at graduate level;

Education, experience, research productivity, and external funding awards that warrant appointment as Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics;

Strong record of securing external grant funding to support research as the PI/PD of such projects.

Knowledge skills and abilities:
Teaching and instruction for groups of individuals; ability to communicate
effectively, orally and in writing with peers and students; ability to work
effectively and productively with others; time management skills, and ability to
work with minimal supervision.

Preferred Qualifications:
Strong preference will be given to the candidate who has prior teaching and research experience. The candidates are expected to develop new research with current faculty members in one or more of the following areas, but not restricted to: advanced materials for energy, environmental, engineering, biological or medical applications, characterization of materials – especially by electron microscopy and microanalysis, computational physics or materials science, nanoscience and nanotechnology, physical science education.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
All applicants must: 1) submit an online application at and attach letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and research statement; 2) send official undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation with original signatures from people who are familiar with their work to:

Cevdet Akbay, Ph.D., Professor and Chair
Department of Chemistry and Physics
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Akbay at or 910 672-1943. Review of all applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
EEO Statement:
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, political affiliation or sexual orientation. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

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