The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University is seeking an experimental physicist for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2011. The successful candidate is expected to become an excellent and enthusiastic teacher of physics at all levels, conduct research in experimental physics, advise students, and serve on committees at both the department and university level.
The minimum qualification is an earned doctorate in physics or a related field. Preferred qualifications include: demonstrated interest or ability to develop a research program that involves undergraduates and graduate students; a publication record and/or extramural funding in experimental physics; demonstrated interest in developing into an exceptional teacher; expertise in condensed matter physics/materials science, chemical physics, biophysics, or optics; expressed interest in interdisciplinary research with other departments; and, the ability to work with students, colleagues, and community members from diverse cultures.
Applicants should submit a CV, a statement describing teaching experience and philosophy, a statement describing research interests, and the names and contact information of three references. Send application materials to Physics Search Committee Chair, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Northern Arizona University, Box 6010, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6010. The search will remain open until the position is filled or closed; however, the screening committee will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2010.
The Department is focused on providing an outstanding learning environment for our undergraduate students that includes opportunities for research. Our master’s program in Applied Physics has two tracks: a course-only option for students pursuing non-academic employment in industry, and a research track for students wishing to continue in academia.
We currently have active research programs in physics and astronomy and over 100 undergraduate student majors, as well as a growing Master’s of Science program. Current facilities include labs for XPS, FTIR, SFM, and a computer cluster for computational physics.
Northern Arizona University is a 25,000-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 62,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU’s emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.
Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history verification, and degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.
The salary range for this position is $57,000 to $62,000 depending on qualifications and experience.
NAU is an AA/ EEO employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please see www.nau.edu/hr for position announcement.