Assistant Professor Physics

Conway, SC
Jan 31, 2021
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor Physics


Physics & Engineer Science

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PFAC - Slotted Faculty

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9 mo.

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The College of Science at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for two positions of Assistant Professor of Physics in the Department of Physics and Engineering Science beginning August 2021.

We are seeking physicists who can contribute significantly to the development of the curriculum and future direction of the Physics and Engineering Science department. Specifically, experimental physicists are preferred. Applicants should be teacher-scholars with interest in current physics teaching pedagogies and should have plans to establish undergraduate research agendas. Along with an ability to teach traditional upper-level courses in their areas, preferred candidates will also have the ability to teach some introductory physics courses. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics or a related discipline with a strong background in physics either an additional master’s degree or relevant. Start-up funds will be available to establish a research agenda that incorporates undergraduate students. The university’s Smith Science building underwent a $6.5 million renovation completed in 2017 that included over 1,600 square feet of shared research space.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references, electronically at One reference must be able to address the applicant’s teaching ability. Candidates must also submit a two-page research agenda that emphasizes the potential for undergraduate participation and a two-page statement of teaching philosophy that describes specifics of what a typical class session would look like to an outside observer.. Inquiries about the positions should be directed to Dr. Brian Bunton by email to [email protected]

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

Required Qualifications:

Must have a Ph.D. in physics or a related discipline with a strong background in physics either as an additional master’s degree or relevant.

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