ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITION AVAILABILITY: Subject to Budgetary Approval
College of Science - Department of Physics & Astronomy Specialization: Quantum Theory Job Opening ID (JOID): 24757 Rank: Assistant Professor
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at San José State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in quantum theory. Our current faculty have expertise in condensed matter, quantum foundations, physics education research, astrophysics, and optics. We are a team of dedicated teacher-scholars recognized for our commitment to excellent teaching, to engaging students in research projects, and to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in Physics and in STEM disciplines more broadly.
Doctoral degree in Physics is required. The candidate must have research experience relating to quantum physics, ideally complementing departmental expertise in condensed matter, quantum foundations, and/or quantum information.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential for meaningful engagement of undergraduate and Masters students in their proposed research. Applicants should be familiar with a variety of modern teaching techniques and emerging technologies for instruction, and be committed to teaching a variety of courses at the upper-division and graduate level. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who have a record of service to diversity, equity, and inclusion in physics and/or STEM in general. Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.
The successful candidate will teach courses for physics majors at the upper-division undergraduate level and the graduate (MS) level, and engage in quantum theory research. She or he will also mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research, and seek external funds to support research. The successful candidate will also participate in committees and advising. The candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting Date: August 2019 Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
For full consideration, submit a (1) letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a two-page statement of teaching interests and philosophy, (4) a two-page statement as to how the candidate plans to engage undergraduate and MS students in research, (5) a two-page statement of the candidate’s experience and/or future plans to promote equity, inclusion, or diversity in physics and/or STEM, (6) and the names and contact information of three references by January 6, 2019 to https://apply.interfolio.com/55346
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This position is an excellent opportunity for scholars interested in a career at an institution that is a national leader in graduating URM students. San José State University has achieved both HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) and AANAPISI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution); 40% of our student population are first-generation and 38% are Pell-qualified. As a result, we rank #4 nationally in increasing student upward mobility.
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San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23- campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.
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