Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants with foreign education will be required to select from a list of private organizations that are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES), which provide foreign education evaluations acceptable to NPS.
Relocation package, including recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized. Situational telework from within the local area may be authorized.
4 openings available.
Department of Physics
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
The Physics Department of the Naval Postgraduate School invites applications for up to four tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant/Associate Professor levels. Exceptional candidates may be considered for appointment at a more senior level. A Ph.D. is required, and degrees in physics or applied physics are preferred for breadth of teaching within the department. Responsibilities include teaching graduate-level and refresher courses in applied physics and related fields; supervising Master’s and Ph.D. student theses; and other departmental service activities. Applicants will be expected to develop an externally funded research program on topics relevant to the U.S. Navy and DoD (broadly defined) and must have a demonstrated strong commitment to graduate teaching. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in one of the following areas (in no particular order):
Conventional weapons, particularly candidates who can leverage existing facilities that include light gas and propellant guns, and high strain-rate test equipment.
Nuclear weapons effects/forensics and nuclear power. Preference will be given to candidates who can advance the department’s long-standing interaction with Lawrence Livermore and other national labs.
Materials science working in emerging energy storage/energy harvesting technologies.
Underwater, physical, and structural acoustics including both experimental and theoretical applications
Sensor development supporting enhanced detection capabilities for military applications.
Applied optics and high-energy lasers.
Quantum sensing/information technologies with emphasis on atom interferometry.
Strong candidates with expertise in other areas of relevance to the DoD will also be considered.
The Naval Postgraduate School, located on the beautiful Monterey, CA peninsula, grants advanced degrees to the U.S. Armed Forces, DoD civilians, and international partners. The typical NPS applied physics student is a mid-career military officer or warfare center civilian employee who requires a technical graduate degree for his/her career trajectory. The Department of Physics, at the Naval Postgraduate School, has a long history of excellence in the areas of conventional and nuclear weapons, sensors and materials, acoustics and quantum sensing and information science. The department is comprised of approximately 14 tenure-track professors, 4 research professors, and two senior lecturers. The Physics Department supports various curricula including Applied Physics of Combat Systems, Undersea Warfare, Engineering Acoustics, Space Systems, and Energy.
Requires an earned doctoral degree in Physics, Applied Physics, Engineering Physics or closely related engineering field;
Must be able to support a breadth of the department’s instructional needs;
Excellent teaching ability or aptitude;
A sustained publication record;
Evidence of potential to advise student theses and dissertations based on comparable experience or aptitude;
Ability to secure funds to support research;
Must be eligible for or currently hold a Secret (or higher) clearance;
U.S. citizenship required.
A letter of application including CV, statements of teaching and research interests, and the names and addresses of three or more references should be sent to:
NOTE: IF YOU ARE A VETERAN, you are strongly encouraged to: Identify your Veterans’ Preference on your resume or elsewhere in your application package (type of preference, dates of service, date of VA letter, character of service, etc...)
The Naval Postgraduate School provides defense-focused graduate education, including classified studies and interdisciplinary research, to advance the operational effectiveness, technological leadership and war-fighting advantage of the Naval service.
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