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Vacancy ID F2062 Job Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS Department Physics and Astronomy School/Parent Organization School of Humanities and Sciences Division Provost and Educational Affairs Division Employment Category Fulltime-Regular Academic Year 2018-2019 Anticipated start date 08/16/2018 If temporary, expected end date Faculty Status Tenure Eligible, Notice (TE) Position/Job Summary
The Ithaca College Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a tenure-eligible assistant professor to begin August 16, 2018. The successful candidate will embrace our commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising, will establish an active on-campus experimental research program with significant undergraduate student involvement, and will contribute to the operation and improvement of the department, school, and college.

The faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy are committed to delivering student-centered research-based pedagogy. Candidates should be familiar or have experience with active-learning techniques and be willing to implement them in the classroom. Strong candidates will be comfortable teaching across the required physics curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active research program - conducting experiments in a laboratory located on the Ithaca College campus - and to advise undergraduate research students, including advising multi-semester senior thesis projects. Candidates with expertise in all areas of experimental physics, applied physics, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering will be considered. Special consideration will be given to candidates with the ability to advise electronics or instrumentation projects.

Ithaca College is committed to the development of a multicultural environment. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden our academic experience. We value input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the institution, and our goal is to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. Applicants who can contribute to this diversity through their teaching, research, or service are particularly encouraged to apply.
Position/Job Qualifications
The successful candidate must have completed a PhD in physics, applied physics, mechanical or electrical engineering, or a closely related field of applied physics by August 1, 2018. Experience teaching at the undergraduate level as a teaching assistant or as teacher of record is expected.
EEO Statement
Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.
Instructions for submitting your application:
Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a letter of application describing their fit to the advertised position, a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and a description of research plans that details how undergraduate students will be integrated in research. The applicant must also provide names and email addresses of three (3) individuals who will be asked to submit letters of references for candidates who are invited to the second round of the application process. Emails containing a link to submit letters of reference will be auto-generated and sent to the applicant's references upon confirmation that the candidate wishes to move forward with their application.

Applications are not complete until all application materials are received. Questions about the online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by October 16, 2017.
Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship will be considered for this position Department description
The Department of Physics and Astronomy is a vibrant community that values active and collaborative learning, meaningful student involvement with faculty in innovative research, and participation of all members of the community in activities of the department and college.

The department recently expanded to include nine full-time faculty and two full time staff (an administrative assistant and equipment/laboratory specialist). The faculty maintain a close relationship with our approximately sixty undergraduate majors and minors through small classes, student involvement in research, one-on-one academic advising, and department activities. Our faculty also teach in the college's Integrative Core Curriculum (general liberal arts education) and provide several courses to satisfy requirements for other major programs (e.g., physical therapy, chemistry). Visit us online to learn more:
College description
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State's scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger's as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at
FLSA Status Exempt Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Interests
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