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Assistant Professor of Physics

Coastal Carolina University
Conway, SC

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Science & Technology, Physical Sciences
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Assistant Professor of Physics


Physics and Engineering Science

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PFAC - Slotted Faculty

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9 mo.

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The Gupta College of Science at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Physics in the Department of Physics and Engineering Science to begin August 16, 2023.We are seeking a physicist who can contribute to the development of the curriculum and future direction of the Applied Physics program and the Physics and Engineering Science Department. Specifically, experimental or astronomy physicists are preferred. Applicants should be teacher-scholars with interest in current physics teaching pedagogies and should have plans to establish undergraduate research agendas. The individuals hired will be expected to teach courses throughout the Applied Physics curriculum, with an emphasis on introductory courses, and may have the opportunity to develop upper-level courses in the areas of their expertise. Start-up funds will be available to establish a research agenda that incorporates undergraduate students.Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field with a strong background in physics either through an additional master’s degree or relevant experience.Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate and master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in instructional technology, and PhD degrees in marine science: coastal and marine systems science and education sciences.

To apply, please visit and submit a letter of interest, an updated curriculum vitae, a two-page research agenda that emphasizes the potential for undergraduate participation, a two-page statement of teaching philosophy that describes specifics of what a typical class session would look like to an outside observer, and contact information for three professional references. At least one reference must be able to address the applicant’s teaching ability. No applications or materials will be accepted except through the official employment website. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the positions should be directed to Dr. Brianna Thomas by email to [email protected]. Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

Required Qualifications:

Must have a Ph.D. in physics or a related discipline with a strong background in physics either as an additional master’s degree or relevant.

Mental Demands:

Analytical and Problem Solving, Confidentiality, Constant Interruptions, Customer Contact, Detailed Work, Language, Math, Multiple Concurrent Tasks, Reading (documents or instruments), Reasoning, Stress, Training, Verbal Communication, Written Communication

Physical Demands (Elements Exposed To):

Chemicals, Noise

Physical Demands:

Carrying, Lifting, Cleaning, Kneeling, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Squatting, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing

Please Select Any and All Equipment Needed to Perform the Duties:

Calculator, Chemicals, Cleaners, Computer and Peripheral Equipment, Copier, Fax, Lab Apparatus, Machines, Mops/Brooms, Scanner, Telephone, Tools

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