Dept. of Physics, Photonics and Optical Engineering, Instructor/Assistant Professor (Full-time, Temp
Bridgewater State University
Location: BRIDGEWATER, Massachusetts
Required Education: Masters
Physics: Optics and Laser
Faculty 4-Year College/University
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Benefits Package
Internal Number: F00379P
The Department of Physics, Photonics and Optical Engineering at Bridgewater State University is a versatile and growing department making new and exciting strides in our curriculum and research. Overall, the department consists of approximately 60 majors, with over 20 majors pursuing undergraduate degrees with an astrophysics concentration. As a member of the APS Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Alliance, the department works to expand access and equity in the physics and astrophysics communities. The Department participates in the Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium, which provides funding to undergraduate researchers for observation and data analysis work. This position will work with a full-time observatory manager who coordinates a large public outreach effort as well as student observations obtaining photometric, astrometric, and spectroscopic observations using two 14” telescopes. The department also has access to high-end computational clusters and standard image reduction software. Current student research interests include supernova, AGN reverberation mapping, exoplanets, and other variable objects.
The Department is accepting applications for a full-time, 1 year, benefited position for the 2022-2023 academic year. The department is seeking an outstanding astrophysicist or astronomer who will bring novel perspectives and insights to students through teaching upper-level courses, including Astrophysics and Astrophysical Imaging. Successful candidates will be staff members who can work with their colleagues to help meet the mission of the department in serving and supporting our racially and ethnically diverse campus community.
The successful candidate will be a dedicated and passionate teacher who will teach 12 contact hours per semester throughout the undergraduate curriculum. Teaching assignments will include one upper-level astrophysics lecture course per semester, one algebra-based introductory physics lecture course per semester, and a general education astronomy lecture and lab course per semester. Typical class sizes vary from 10 (upper level) to 32 (intro level). Preference will be given to candidates who will direct undergraduate research projects in their personal area of expertise as well as projects involving BSU observational capabilities. Additionally, preferred candidates will be committed to achieving equity in physics and supportive of the mission of the BSUAPS Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Alliance Team.
Masters Degree in Physics or related field. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising that enhances an environment of equity, diversity and inclusion.
PhD in Physics or related field. Teaching experience preferred.
Bridgewater State University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate, graduate, and evening degree programs. Centrally located and widely respected, Bridgewater is committed to making a challenging, high quality education accessible and achievable for students in the region and beyond. Founded in 1840 by Horace Mann, Bridgewater is one of America's first teacher preparation institutions. Today, Bridgewater provides a broad range of graduate and undergraduate degree programs through its School of Graduate Studies, School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, and School of Education and Allied Studies. Three hundred full-time faculty lead more than a hundred undergraduate and graduate academic programs at the college, which has an enrollment of approximately 10,000 full-time and part-time graduate and undergraduate students. Bridgewater State University seeks to educate its students to think critically, communicate effectively and act responsibly within a context of personal and professional ethics. Therefore, the college actively recruits faculty and staff who are, first and foremost, committed to the development of the individual student. One of our primary goals as a ...university is to serve as a transformative resource as well as a facilitator of reciprocal partnerships within our regional, national and global communities. Bridgewater encourages and supports civic and international engagement, strategic collaborations, public service programs and a variety of outreach measures, all of which emphasize and strengthen our relationship to our region and the wider world around us.
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