The University of Arizona (UA) Physics Department and Hebei Institute of Technology (HEBUT) in Tianjin, China developed a B.S. dual degree program in Applied Physics that began in 2021 and has experienced vigorous enrollment growth each year. We seek a new faculty member in Physics to join our growing team of Global Professors at the UA-HEBUT Arizona College of Technology, which includes partner programs in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering. We offer extremely competitive salary, free housing at HEBUT for faculty and family, and annual roundtrip airfare for faculty.
Our program allows students to earn a joint B.S. in Applied Physics from both universities in four years, entirely in residence at HEBUT. The Global Professor will receive complete course materials and training from experienced instructors at the home department in Tucson, in preparation for joining the faculty in Tianjin in Spring 2024. The expected teaching load is two to three courses per semester, taught entirely in English. This is a unique and well-compensated opportunity to build a new program in Applied Physics, in collaboration with faculty from the partner programs.
Early-career applicants should have expertise in teaching introductory physics, and later-career applicants should have additional expertise in a broad range of advanced undergraduate courses. In addition to being a faculty member of the UA, the Global Professor will also be a faculty member of UA’s partner university, HEBUT. As such, the job holder will be bound by the rules and regulations of both institutions and countries and must be able to qualify for, and obtain, a Chinese visa which will be sponsored by the partner university.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Collaborate with UA and HEBUT faculty to develop a program that leverages existing strengths on both campuses.
Teach two to three physics courses per semester in English to HEBUT-based undergraduate students.
Assist the UA Department of Physics in hiring other HEBUT-based faculty.
Ph.D. in Physics, Applied Physics or related field. MS with extensive teaching experience can be considered in special cases.
Prior experience in Physics instruction, either at the introductory or advanced undergraduate level.
Demonstrated ability to inspire, engage and motivate students.
Hebei University of Technology is one of the leading industry and technology universities in China. It was recently listed as a “Double First Class” university, with international education as a main pillar in its strategic plan. HEBUT is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, in a brand-new facility constructed exclusively for the joint college. It is located in Tianjin, a vibrant metropolis of 15 million people, only an hour from Beijing by high-speed train.
There is no deadline for application; applicant review will begin in June and continue until the position is filled. The faculty hire will be trained at the Tucson campus prior to permanent residence in HEBUT. The training period will be one to six months depending on the candidate’s prior experience and availability. The projected hire date for training will be sometime between August 2023 and January 2024, followed by permanent residence in HEBUT beginning February 2024. Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; and more. The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work/life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please visit https://talent.arizona.edu/
Documents Needed to Apply:
Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and One Additional Document
Special Instructions to Applicant:
The cover letter must include a description of background, experience, and interest in position.
In addition to a competitive salary, stipend includes one round trip per year to U.S.
Cost-free housing is made available to faculty on the HEBUT campus.
Faculty will spend one to six months in training at the UA home campus (Tucson AZ) before assuming their position at HEBUT.
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About University of Arizona, Department of Physics
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