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Assistant Professor of Physics (Tenure Track)

Employer
University of North Florida
Location
Jacksonville, FL

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Job Title:

Assistant Professor of Physics (Tenure Track)

Position Number:

332940

Requisition Number:

B07663

Position Type:

Faculty 9-10 Months

Time-limited through:

N/A

Type of Appointment:

Full-Time, Tenure-Track

Faculty Position Sub-Type:

Regular

Length of Appointment:

9 months

Internal Recruitment?:

No

Working Hours:

Varies

Department:

Physics

Organization:

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

Division:

Academic Affairs - DIV

College:

College of Arts and Sciences

Approved Hiring Salary Range:

9-month salary of $65,000 negotiable

Pay Basis:

Annually

Equal Opportunity:

In 2018, the University of North Florida (UNF) received the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only application-based national award for U.S. colleges and universities that exhibit an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campuses. In addition, UNF ranked highest among the 80 HEED institutions and was also recognized as a 2018 Diversity Champion.

The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who complains of discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of University Regulation.

Carnegie:

UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.

Faculty Initiatives:

In 2018, the University of North Florida (UNF) received the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only application-based national award for U.S. colleges and universities that exhibit an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campuses. In addition, UNF ranked highest among the 80 HEED institutions and was recognized as a 2018 Diversity Champion.

The University of North Florida (UNF) is deeply committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty, and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. UNF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers.

UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.

UNF promotes the quality and effectiveness of education and strives to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service.

The Community
UNF’s beautiful campus is located on a 1,000-acre nature preserve, six miles from the Atlantic Ocean in Jacksonville, FL. Jacksonville is a diverse community with over 1.5 million people in the metro area. This diversity, in addition to a mild climate and reasonable cost of living, make for a high quality of life.

General Description / Primary Purpose:

The Department of Physics at the University of North Florida (UNF) is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level to start in August 2022. We are primarily interested in candidates whose research is in physics education research. Exceptional candidates from all areas of physics may be considered. The successful candidate will be able to excel at teaching courses throughout the physics curriculum, conduct externally funded research involving undergraduate students, and be committed to increasing the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or a related field. Postdoctoral research experience is preferred. Start-up funds and research space are available for this position. UNF offers a bachelor’s degree in physics and has recently launched an interdisciplinary master’s degree program in Materials Science and Engineering. The standard teaching load for tenure-track faculty is three courses per semester. UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged institution, a designation that recognizes the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. Following the teacher-scholar model, UNF faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service. Not including this position, the Physics Department’s faculty consists of six condensed matter experimentalists, one condensed matter theorist, three astrophysicists, and five lecturers. We are a PhysTEC member, a past host of CUWiP, and participants in the APS-IDEA Network. There are active collaborations between the department and the College of Education and Human Services in the pursuit of external funding. The department is engaged in several curricular reforms: studio physics, computation in upper-level courses, and ISLE-based techniques in our lower-level labs. More information can be found on the department website (www.unf.edu/coas/physics/).

Job Function:

Teaching in Physics; Research

Percentage Of Time:

100

Faculty Position Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics, or a closely related field. Post-Doctoral research experience is preferred.

Departmental Requirements:

N/A

Statement(s) of Understanding Definition:

This position requires a background check. In conjunction with the University’s policy, this position may also require a credit check.

The holder of this position is designated as a “Responsible Employee” pursuant to their role under Title IX. Therefore, the incumbent must promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse by or against any student, employee, contractor, or visitor to the University’s Title IX Administrator or any divisional Title IX Coordinator.

Required Licensure or Certification:

N/A

Machines/Equipment used regularly:

Computers, AV equipment, print/scan/copy, remote teaching tools

Anticipated Start Date:

08/08/2022

Job Posting Date:

09/24/2021

Application Review Date:

12/15/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Point of Contact Information:

Dr. Jack Hewitt at PhysicsS[email protected]

Hiring Official:

Gregory Wurtz

Location if not Jacksonville:

N/A

Special Instructions:

Applications must be submitted at www.unfjobs.org (position #332940) – Quick Link: https://www.unfjobs.org/postings/17983, with the following documents: (1) a letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) three letters of reference (a system-generated request will be sent to references at the email addresses entered on your application), (4) a statement of teaching interests and practices (1-2 pages), (5) a statement of research interests and plans (2-3 pages), and (6) a statement of commitment and contributions to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion (1-2 pages). The application should describe the candidate’s abilities and ideas to foster student engagement in their courses and to incorporate undergraduate students into their research at UNF. For additional information, see the UNF Physics Department website or contact Dr. Jack Hewitt at [email protected]. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. UNF is an EO/EA/AA Institution and committed to diversity in the workforce. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Quicklink:

https://www.unfjobs.org/postings/17983

Organization

Mission Statement

Our student-centered mission is to create the next generation of thinkers, leaders, and problem solvers with the knowledge and experience to uniquely change the world. 

Vision Statement

University of North Florida will be the higher education nexus where diverse students, faculty, and organizations from around the world collaborate to creatively innovate for the advancement of society.

Values

We achieve excellence in all we do; we are an institution of uncompromising character; we lead with humility, humanity and integrity.

 

Integrity – We do the right thing for the right reason at the right time.

Respect – We treat everyone with kindness, we are informed by the perspectives of other, and we draw strength from our differences.

Accountability – We are responsible for how the outcomes of our actions affect others and our environment. 

Innovation – We harness creativity and talent to turn challenges into opportunities and problems into solution in a uniquely UNF way.

 

Strategic Goal

University of national prominence and distinction with North Florida as our catalyst and student success as our mantra.  Learn more about UNF’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.

Statement of Unity

UNF stands in unity and solidarity with all members of our community, regardless of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status. We are proud of the diversity in our students, faculty and staff.

We strongly condemn acts of hate and bigotry as antithetical to the university's core values of mutual respect and civility. Actions and words that seek to deny human beings full membership in the broader moral community on the basis of arbitrary characteristics are intolerable. We stand opposed to violence in language or in action, and we see these as a threat to the mission of UNF as a public university that is committed to intellectual and cultural growth and civic awareness.

We pledge to stand with and for those who are the most vulnerable members of our community and to take actions that help our students and fellow employees feel safe and know that they are safe. We affirm UNF's unreserved commitment to student success within a diverse, supportive campus culture. We seek to embody the ideals of a free and democratic society, and we fully support and value each member of our community.

 

Find Us
Telephone
9046202710
Location
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville
FL
32224
United States
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