Assistant Professor of Physics (Tenure Track)

University of North Florida

United States

December 15, 2021

Description

Posting Details Job Title Assistant Professor of Physics (Tenure Track)

Position Number 332940 Requisition Number B07663 Position Type Faculty 9-10 Months Class Code Time-limited through N/A Type of Appointment Full-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Position Sub-Type Regular Length of Appointment 9 months Internal Recruitment? No Working Hours Varies Department Physics Organization COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES Division Academic Affairs - DIV College College of Arts and Sciences Approved Hiring Salary Range 9-month salary of $65,000 negotiable Pay Basis Annually Equal Opportunity

In 2018, the University of North Florida (UNF) received the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only application-based national award for U.S. colleges and universities that exhibit an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campuses. In addition, UNF ranked highest among the 80 HEED institutions and was also recognized as a 2018 Diversity Champion.

The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who complains of discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of University Regulation.

Carnegie

UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University's collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF's mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.

Faculty Initiatives

In 2018, the University of North Florida (UNF) received the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only application-based national award for U.S. colleges and universities that exhibit an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campuses. In addition, UNF ranked highest among the 80 HEED institutions and was recognized as a 2018 Diversity Champion.

The University of North Florida (UNF) is deeply committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty, and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. UNF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers.

UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University's collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF's mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.

UNF promotes the quality and effectiveness of education and strives to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service.

The Community UNF's beautiful campus is located on a 1,000-acre nature preserve, six miles from the Atlantic Ocean in Jacksonville, FL. Jacksonville is a diverse community with over 1.5 million people in the metro area. This diversity, in addition to a mild climate and reasonable cost of living, make for a high quality of life.

General Description / Primary Purpose

The Department of Physics at the University of North Florida (UNF) is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level to start in August 2022. We are primarily interested in candidates whose research is in physics education research. Exceptional candidates from all areas of physics may be considered. The successful candidate will be able to excel at teaching courses throughout the physics curriculum, conduct externally funded research involving undergraduate students, and be committed to increasing the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or a related field. Postdoctoral research experience is preferred. Start-up funds and research space are available for this position.

UNF offers a bachelor's degree in physics and has recently launched an interdisciplinary master's degree program in Materials Science and Engineering. The standard teaching load for tenure-track faculty is three courses per semester. UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged institution, a designation that recognizes the University's collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. Following the teacher-scholar model, UNF faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service. Not including this position, the Physics Department's faculty consists of six condensed matter experimentalists, one condensed matter theorist, three astrophysicists, and five lecturers. We are a PhysTEC member, a past host of CUWiP, and participants in the APS-IDEA Network. There are active collaborations between the department and the College of Education and Human Services in the pursuit of external funding. The department is engaged in several curricular reforms: studio physics, computation in upper- level courses, and ISLE-based techniques in our lower-level labs. More information can be found on the department website (www. unf.edu/coas/physics/).

Essential Duties

Job Function

Teaching in Physics; Research

Percentage Of Time 100

Marginal Functions

Required Qualifications Faculty Position Required Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics, or a closely related field. Post- Doctoral research experience is preferred.

Departmental Requirements

N/A

Statement(s) of Understanding Definition

Background Check: This position requires a level II background check, which includes fingerprinting. In conjunction with the University's policy, this position may also require a credit check.

Foreign Influence Review : Pursuant to Florida Statute 1010.35, this position requires additional information from all applicants seeking research or research-related positions prior to an interview or offer of employment. Applicants MUST fully complete the Foreign Influence Review section of their application. Additional documents (e.g., passport) may be required based on form responses.

Responsible Employee: The holder of this position is designated as a “Responsible Employee” pursuant to their role under Title IX. Therefore, the incumbent must promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse by or against any student, employee, contractor, or visitor to the University's Title IX Administrator or any divisional Title IX Coordinator.

Required Licensure or Certification

N/A

Machines/Equipment used regularly

Computers, AV equipment, print/scan/copy, remote teaching tools

Anticipated Start Date 08/08/2022 Job Posting Date 09/24/2021 Application Review Date 12/15/2021 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Point of Contact Information Dr. Jack Hewitt at PhysicsSearcb@unf.edu Hiring Official Gregory Wurtz Location if not Jacksonville N/A Special Instructions

Applications must be submitted at www. unfjobs.org (position #332940) – Quick Link: https: // www. unfjobs.org/postings/17983, with the following documents: (1) a letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) three letters of reference (a system-generated request will be sent to references at the email addresses entered on your application), (4) a statement of teaching interests and practices (1-2 pages), (5) a statement of research interests and plans (2-3 pages), and (6) a statement of commitment and contributions to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion (1-2 pages) ( Foreign Passport and DS-160) The application should describe the candidate's abilities and ideas to foster student engagement in their courses and to incorporate undergraduate students into their research at UNF. For additional information, see the UNF Physics Department website or contact Dr. Jack Hewitt at PhysicsSearcb@unf.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. UNF is an EO/EA/AA Institution and committed to diversity in the workforce. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

REQUIRED if the applicant answers yes to Question1/Section A within Foreign Influence Review Section of the application.

Quicklink https: // www. unfjobs.org/postings/17983

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  • Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
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