Assistant Professor of Physics (JLab MOU)Appointment Type:
Full TimePurpose of Position:
The Department of Physics, Computer Science and Engineering at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Physics, effective August, 2022. Applicants must be committed to creating an inclusive learning environment and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduate and Master’s level graduate students.Departmental Information:
For this position, an active scholarly program in nuclear and/or particle physics is required. The successful candidate will also hold a joint appointment as a staff scientist at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab), and thus a research focus related to the science of JLab is required. Previous post-doctoral research experience is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join the department’s existing Nuclear Physics group, which leads a program of experiments at JLab, and is supported through external operating and equipment grants from the National Science Foundation.
The nominal teaching load for this tenure track appointment is 2-2. The Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.
The Department of Physics, Computer Science & Engineering at Christopher Newport University employs 34 full-time faculty and staff who collaborate closely across the disciplines. Together we offer six undergraduate majors and a Master’s program with a total of about 520 students. The Department has a variety of laboratories in support of both teaching and research in cybersecurity, high-speed data acquisition, complex data analysis and simulation, communications, networking, robotics, and software engineering. Furthermore, our faculty have close relationships with technology companies and nearby federal labs such as the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) and NASA Langley Research Center. CNU is also a member institution of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its programs are invited to visit http://cnu.edu/academics/departments/pcse/.Faculty Information:
Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 387 Best Colleges: 2022 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience – great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 5,000 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Our Fall 2021 incoming class presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.8 and 1213, respectively. Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as 3rd among public regional universities in the South and 6th overall, and has recently completed more than $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus.Posting Number:
Christopher Newport is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. The University is among the highest ranked in the nation for its quality of life and innovative spirit. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the workplace. For further information, please visit our website at http://www.cnu.edu.
01/09/2022Application Instructions :
To apply, candidates must visit https://jobs.cnu.edu/postings/ to upload a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement articulating how your teaching, scholarship and service would contribute toward fostering an inclusive learning environment on campus, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. (Letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to [email protected]). Letters of reference will be the only documents accepted via email. Review of applications will begin on January 9, 2022. Applications received after January 9, 2022 will be considered only if needed. Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check. Quick Link for Internal Postings:
Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.
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