Assistant Professor of Physics

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

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Professional Fields, Business & Management, Science & Technology, Physical Sciences
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Assistant Professor of PhysicsSchool/Division:College of Liberal Arts and SciencesOffice:Department of Physics and AstronomyFull-Time or Part-Time:Full-TimeAbout HofstraHofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.Description:The Hofstra University Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for an anticipated tenure-track faculty position in observational, computational or theoretical astrophysics, with a particular emphasis on computational work with large observational datasets. Computational work in other fields of physics will also be considered. The Department is looking for faculty committed to developing a vibrant research program, teaching, and working with undergraduates. In particular, the candidate must be able to involve undergraduates in research or generate advanced projects for physics majors. The Department now offers BA and BS in Physics, BS in Applied Physics and MS in Medical Physics degrees. It currently has nine faculty members with strong records in research and teaching. Hofstra University offers startup funding competitive with other research active, primarily undergraduate institutions. Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences s an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.Qualifications:Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in an educational environment.Application Instructions:The scheduled start date for this position is September 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021, and all applications received before January 3, 2022 will receive full consideration. Interested candidates should submit (1) a CV, (2) a research statement, (3) copies of up to three recent/significant publications and (4) a description of one or two potential projects for advanced undergraduates as a single unprotected pdf file to the search committee at [email protected] The applicant should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the email address above before January 3, 2022. We welcome any questions about the Physics Department, startup funds, experimental facilities or the research environment at Hofstra University.Voluntary Self-IdentificationAll applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification formsDeadline:Open until filledDate Posted: 09/28/2021Posting Number: 222060


Working at Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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