Assistant Professor (Applied Physicist - Experimentalist)

Job description

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job_Type: Full Time
Job_Number: 02312
Closing: Continuous
Location: Main Campus
Division: ACA

General Summary

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a tenure-track position in physics in the area of experimental applied physics starting Fall 2021.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include: teaching a full range of classes (from introductory to graduate level) in physics, especially courses in engineering mechanics and dynamics, electronics, and fluids; performing departmental service; and conducting scholarly activity.

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between EMU and the EMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.


Minimum degree: Doctorate.

Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. in physics or applied physics; a bachelor's or master's degree in engineering from an ABET-accredited program will be looked upon favorably.

Candidates must have a plan for enhancing engineering-based physics courses, a strong commitment to undergraduate education and research, and a strategy for seeking external funding and research support.

The Department currently has research facilities in thin films and surface science, optics, and plasma physics. Teaching commitment is 12 credit hours per semester; opportunities exist for research release time.

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Supplemental Information

Submit a letter of application, documented evidence of a strong commitment to teaching, a statement of teaching approach, and a statement of research achievements and plans, along with a resume, including the names and contact information of three references.

Review will begin January 15, 2021.

If contacted, you will be asked to present official transcripts of your highest degree earned at the time of interview.


Eastern Michigan University offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance; a TIAA-CREF retirement plan with employer contributions; an outstanding vacation and time off policy; a tuition waiver program and much more.

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For specific information by employment classification, click here to review the Benefits in Brief information.

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Posted: 4/3/2021
Application Due: 4/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time