Teaching Professor (Open Rank)

Job description

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Teaching Professor (Open Rank)

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate with rank, education and experience.

Work Schedule:

40 hours per week

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :


About the Department:

The Physics Department provides: (1) High quality Physics instruction to the University community through gateway courses in introductory physics; (2) educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in physics through high quality curricula, faculty, and research facilities; (3) outreach programs that advance scientific knowledge. Our research programs cover a diverse spectrum including astrophysics, general relativity, condensed matter theory and experiment, computational physics, biophysics, nanoscale science, physics education, experimental nuclear physics, particle and nuclear theory, experimental optics, and experimental atomic and molecular physics. The department enrolls approximately 120 graduate students and 140 undergrad physics majors. The department size is approximately 55 faculty members.

Essential Job Duties:

Applications are invited for a full-time Open Rank Teaching Professor position (Professional Faculty Track) in the NC State University Department of Physics beginning in Summer or Fall 2021. This position is accorded professional rank with an initial appointment for three years and the opportunity of renewal and promotion to higher faculty rank.

The focus of the position is on creating and equipping modern, engaging physics introductory laboratory courses for non-majors, based on pedagogical best-practices. This will include a commitment to improving the success of students from marginalized and under-represented groups, through both the application of research-based methods and cooperation with existing campus programs. The candidate will also regularly teach lab and/or lecture classes and supervise graduate teaching assistants in pedagogy, inclusive practices, and professionalism. Other roles and responsibilities will be shaped by the strengths and interests of the individual.

Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the College of Sciences and the University. The selected candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is supportive and welcoming of all groups.

Other Responsibilities:

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

PhD in Physics, Physics Education, or a related technical or scientific field, with teaching experience

Other Required Qualifications:

A documented commitment to teaching excellence, supporting diverse learners, and excellent organizational and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:


Required License(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open Until Filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent directly to [email protected]
For the online application, you will be required to upload a curriculum vitae and teaching statement, and write a diversity statement.
Your CV should include a summary of teaching/administrative experience and professional development activities.
Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Position Number:


Position Type:

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



9 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Mandatory - Medical Emergencies

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

170601 - Physics


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at www.wes.org or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/12/2021
Application Due: 5/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time