Now Hiring: Tenure Track Faculty for Fall 2015

The Department of Physics and Astronomy,, invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August, 2015. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field.

Candidates must have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate and Master's- level education and are expected to develop an experimental research program that, in addition to involving undergraduate and M.S. students, can attract and maintain external funding. Responsibilities will include: identifying methods and programs for integration of campus-wide resources to advance energy and nanoscience research; teaching and advising students in physics, nanoscience, microscopy, and microanalysis; and participating in service to the department, college, university, and community. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in the following fields: electron microscopy, microanalysis, materials research, nanoscience, and surface physics. The department houses staffed machine and electronics shops; several different types of electron, scanning-probe, and ion microscopes; an ion storage facility; an applied electrostatics lab; an optical biophysics facility; optical observatories; a laser optics laboratory; and vacuum deposition systems. Some start-up funds may be available to the successful candidate.

The department offers the following degrees: a B.S. in Applied Physics, a B.A. in Physics, an M.S. in Engineering Physics including two Professional Science Masters concentrations. The department has 14 tenure-track faculty members, approximately 175 undergraduate majors, and approximately 30 Master's students. Appalachian State University is a member institution of the 16 campus University of North Carolina System. Located in Boone, NC, the University has approximately 18,000 students and has been ranked by US News and World Report (in 2014) 3rd among top public regional universities in the south, and 9th among top regional universities in the south.

Applicants must send a complete application consisting of: (a) letter of application; (b) current curriculum vitae; (c) three letters of recommendation including names, email addresses, and telephone numbers; (d) statement of teaching philosophy; and (e) research 
plan that specifically addresses undergraduate and Master's student participation and potential sources of external funding. Applications should be addressed to Dr. Brad Conrad, Chair, Tenure-Track Search Committee. The application should be sent electronically (pdf format only) to Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Dr. Conrad at or 828-262-7119.

Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence among its faculty, staff, and students, to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining a work and learning environment that is free of all forms of discrimination. In support of its commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity and equity, Appalachian State University strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and members of other underrepresented groups.

Published: Sep 10, 2014 2:16pm