Physics and Astronomy: Assistant Professor of Physics

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Job Title: Physics and Astronomy: Assistant Professor of Physics
Location: UW Eau Claire;Eau Claire, WI
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 14639

POSITION: A probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor is available in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences. The department seeks a dynamic candidate with expertise in physics who is committed to teaching excellence and to maintaining an active program involving undergraduates. This appointment carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning with the 2019/2020 academic year, August 26, 2019.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A PhD in physics or a closely related field (astrophysics, materials science, electrical engineering, etc.) is required. A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and the ability to establish a research program involving undergraduates is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Evidence of successful university teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. The ability to bring diverse cultural and ethnic experiences and perspectives to the campus and to serve as a role model and mentor for women and/or minorities will be considered an asset.

DUTIES: Teach courses in the Department of Physics and Astronomy based on program needs and in accordance with specialization; participate in research and scholarly activities involving undergraduate students; provide academic advising to students as assigned; engage in service to the department, University and profession.

DEPARTMENT: The Department of Physics and Astronomy is composed of 10 faculty, a program assistant, and an instrumentation specialist. The department graduates 20-25 majors per year. The department strives to provide quality undergraduate education to students with a variety of educational goals. Areas of active research in the department include materials science, surface science, atomic physics, computational physics, and astronomy. The departmental research equipment includes a 24-inch reflecting telescope with CCD camera, a large optics table, a high speed digital camera, a variety of high vacuum sputtering equipment, and wood and metal shops. The department is strongly linked to the interdisciplinary Materials Science Center with a large array of materials characterization instrumentation, including a Raman spectrometer, tensile tester, nanoindenter, 200 keV TEM, SEM, AFM, XPS, XRF, FTIR, XRD, STM, SAN, HR-ICPMS and MBE chamber. The department also has access to a high performance supercomputer cluster with 2 GPU nodes, 1 head node, and 8 computing nodes. Additional information about the department can be found on our website:

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Physics and Astronomy: Assistant Professor of Physics position (Job ID # 14639) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

    Letter of applicationCurriculum VitaeStatement of teaching interests and experienceStatement of research plans including involvement of undergraduate studentsGraduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application but official copies will be required when the position is offered). Applicants will also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly from the recommender to [email protected]. Applications will not be considered complete until all three reference letters have arrived.
Please direct requests for additional information to:

Lyle Ford; [email protected]

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by November 1, 2018. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. A criminal background check is required prior to employment.

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report ( penings/upload/AnnualSecurityandFireReport-2.pdf) . Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy (

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.




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Posted: 1/2/2019
Application Due: 3/1/2019
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