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Assistant Professor, Physics

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Assistant Professor, Physics

Humboldt State University

Department of Physics & Astronomy
JOB #1920-24

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty, staff, and administrators of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state

DESCRIPTION:Humboldt State University invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Physics & Astronomy.

RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS:We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however, rank and salary are dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: https://hraps.humboldt.edu/sites/default/files/docs/salary-schedule.pdf.

Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Ph.D. in Physics with a specialization in nanoscale materials from an accredited college or university is required at time of appointment.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum of five years of successful undergraduate teaching experience at both the lower division and upper division levels;
  • Potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of methodologies with focus on culturally responsive teaching;
  • Experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
  • Record of involving undergraduate students in research and scholarly activity;
  • Ability to teach a broad range of courses (majors, general education students, etc.); and
  • Willingness to participate in the development of online learning experiences.

    Preferred qualifications for this position include:
  • Ability to teach Physics courses across our curriculum;
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate students in both theoretical and experimental nanoscale research projects with available resources;
  • Experience with Physics Education Research;
  • Experience applying for extramural support.

    At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit the Faculty Immigration Resources page: https://extended.humboldt.edu/international-programs/immigration/faculty.

    Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.

    Professional Duties: Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research record. Dedication to superior undergraduate instruction is a long-standing tradition at Humboldt State and in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Instructional assignments may include: lectures, activities and/or laboratory instruction in both lower and upper division Physics courses, as well as General Education courses. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students.

    The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching; research, scholarship and creative activity; and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions. Probationary faculty are typically provided ongoing mentorship to be a successful member of the faculty. During the first two years of the probationary period, teaching responsibilities will be reduced by approximately one course each semester. The reduced teaching load supports the establishment of research, scholarship and/or creative activities required for retention, tenure and promotion.

    General Information: The Department of Physics & Astronomy offers a B.S. degree in Physics (with an optional concentration in Astronomy) and a B.A. degree in Physics.For more information, please visit:
    http://www.humboldt.edu/physics/.

    Application: Qualified candidates should submit the following materials through Interfolio:

    Click here to apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/57377
  • Letter of application;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy;
  • Description of undergraduate research projects;
  • Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
  • Three recent, signed letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the candidate's professional preparation and experience.

    Additional application materials may be requested at a later time.

    Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the Department of Physics & Astronomy, or Humboldt State University to:

    Dr. Monty Mola, Search Committee Chair
    Department of Physics & Astronomy
    Humboldt State University
    One Harpst Street
    Arcata, California 95521-8299
    Phone (707) 826-5328
    Email: [email protected]


    Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than January 4th, 2019. Early response is encouraged.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

    HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply
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    It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education (or activities only part of which are qualifying) will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus, unless otherwise stated.

    A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

    Compliance with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 (EO 1083) is a condition of employ-ment. CSU employees in positions with duties that involve regular contact with children or positions which supervise such employees are designated as Mandated Reporters under CANRA and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in EO 1083. Upon appointment to this position, the successful candidate(s) will be notified of and required to acknowledge their CANRA reporting status.

    Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.

    New faculty employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits. Staff employees covered under bargaining agreements 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, C99, E99, M80 and M9 hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2018 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits

    If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or [email protected]







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