Monday, October 8, 2012

TT in Physics at CSU East Bay



OAA Position No. 13-14 PHYS-STEMEDUC-TT

THE DEPARTMENT: 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 two advanced laboratory courses, an electronics laboratory course, and a computational physics course. All of our students are encouraged to participate in research with a faculty member, and we have developed state-of-the-art research laboratories in atomic and condensed matter physics. Research facilities include an optical frequency comb laboratory, THz spectrometer, and a world-class atomic magnetometer.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: 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. 

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. A key responsibility of the successful candidate is to contribute significantly to the efforts of the Institute for STEM Education and collaborate with other faculty members to develop innovative programs aimed at increasing science literacy.

Other duties will be 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. 

Please note that teaching assignments at California State University – East Bay may include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online Campuses. In addition to teaching and research, all faculty are responsible for undergraduate advising, assisting the Department with administrative and committee work, and participating on campus-wide committees.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Quarter, 2013

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidate 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. To be recommended for tenure the candidate must demonstrate satisfactory performance in the areas of teaching; research, scholarship, and/or creative activities; and service to the University, the department, the profession, and the community. The candidate should also have a demonstrated ability to teach, advise and mentor students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds. 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. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2012; the position will be considered open until filled. Please submit: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a brief
statement of teaching philosophy; and (3) a description of research plans to:

Derek Kimball, Chair
Department of Physics
California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542
Office Phone No.: (510) 885-4634
Office Fax No.: (510) 885-4803
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