Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

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Job Title:

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

Position Number :


Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH Physics

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Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

Working Title :

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

Number of Vacancies :


Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

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Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

Job Category :

Faculty (Teaching)

Organizational Unit Overview:

East Carolina University (ECU), a public doctoral degree granting institution with an enrollment of more than 29,000 students including over 5,500 pursuing graduate and professional degrees, is the third-largest member of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system. ECU is classified as a R2-Doctoral/Research-Intensive University and is located in the coastal region of North Carolina in Greenville, a rapidly growing city of more than 90,000, which lies ~80 miles east of Raleigh and a short distance to the Atlantic coast. Greenville offers a college-town atmosphere, a temperate climate, and outstanding cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities along with affordable costs of living.

The Department of Physics ( ), one of sixteen departments in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, has currently 18 full time faculty, contributes to institutional teaching through introductory and foundation courses, and offers a BS in Physics, an MS in Physics with concentrations in Applied-, Medical- (CAMPEP accredited), and Health Physics and the PhD degree in Biomedical Physics. The Department of Physics has strong collaborations with the Departments of Biology and Chemistry, as well as the Department of Radiation Oncology in the Brody School of Medicine. In addition, there are ample opportunities to collaborate with others, including the College of Engineering and Technology, the Brody School of Medicine, and the School of Dental Medicine; multidisciplinary research is encouraged.There are active theoretical, experimental and computational research programs with an emphasis on biomedical applications of optics, spectroscopy, particle accelerators and ionizing radiation. Major experimental facilities include a 2-MV tandem electrostatic ion accelerator and a radiation instrumentation laboratory.

The Department of Physics is committed to enriching the lives of students, faculty, and staff by providing a diverse academic community where the exchange of ideas, knowledge and perspectives is an active part of living and learning. The department seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration and works to increase diversity and access to higher education for groups underrepresented in the sciences by building an environment that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for diversity.

Job Duties :

The Department of Physics at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor or tenured Associate Professor faculty position in health physics or experimental biomedical radiation physics beginning August 14, 2023. We seek candidates to establish a vigorous, independent and externally funded research program in experimental physics with biological or medical applications of radiation. Candidates whose research complements existing research programs in the Department are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and engage undergraduate and graduate students in research. Service to the university, community, and profession is expected.

Contingent upon available funds.

Minimum Education/Experience :

A PhD in Physics or a closely related field is required. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. For appointment as an Assistant Professor, candidates must have a conferred PhD and at least one year of relevant postdoctoral research experience. For appointment as an Associate Professor, candidates must fulfill the requirements for the appointment as Assistant Professor and should, in addition, demonstrate an ability to articulate the salient aspects of the discipline in a rigorous but accessible manner, consistent achievements of high quality in research productivity, and professional service which would enhance the academic credibility of the university. Well-qualified applicants may be appointed with tenure if they meet criteria in the departmental unit code (, Section VI, A.6.e; applicants seeking tenure at initial appointment must have a truly distinguished and sustained record of teaching, research, and service.

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Special Instructions to Applicant :

Application materials should be submitted online at using the position number 949029. Applicants must complete a candidate profile and submit the following documents as pdf files: (1) a cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statements of research interests and teaching experience/philosophy; and (4) a list of three references with contact information. Official transcript and 2-3 official letters of reference required upon employment. Inquiries regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Michael Dingfelder ([email protected]), Search Committee Chair. Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date :


Open Until Filled:


Initial Screening Begins :


Rank Level:

Associate Professor, Assistant Professor

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU 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.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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