Employment Opportunities

Position:
Assistant Professor
Department:
Physics
Date Posted:
09/22/2021
Closing Date:
Open Until filled

Description

The Department of Physics at Hampton University invites applications for a junior faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in fall 2022. Successful applicants will have demonstrated excellence in teaching, a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and a well-developed plan to establish an active research program with student involvement. All fields of research will be considered, including those at interdisciplinary boundaries.  

Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a leading historically black university (HBCU) located on the Virginia Peninsula, in the City of Hampton.  It is a privately endowed, co-educational, non-sectarian institution of higher learning with accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

The Department of Physics offers the Bachelor of Science in Physics, and Master of Science and Ph.D. in Physics. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include teaching, research, external funding, publications, creative and scholarly activities, and community service. Faculty will be expected to teach both the undergraduate and graduate lecture and research courses as assigned. Additionally, faculty must prepare and/or maintain current course syllabi and outlines; develop course expectations; sustain expertise in specialty areas in teaching, research, and professional development; advise and register assigned students; participate in recruitment and retention activities; keep accurate academic/student records. Faculty members are expected to conduct and utilize research for the integration and discovery of knowledge. They are also expected to represent the University, the School of Science, and the Department of Physics when participating in professional organizations, meetings and conferences, and community activities. 

Qualifications

Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related area/discipline by the time of appointment. Preference will be given to the candidates with a recent Ph.D. in Physics within 5 years, postdoctoral experience, and a proven record of journal publications in experimental nuclear physics or optical physics and materials development. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. 

How to Apply

Application should include a completed Application for Faculty Employment at http://www.hamptonu.edu/docs/faculty/employment.pdf; cover letter; curriculum vitae; publication list; research and teaching statements, and three letters of recommendation. The reference letters should comment on the applicant's ability to establish an externally funded research program as well as teaching experiences. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. The application should be electronically submitted to Dr. Felix Jaetae Seo, Chair of Physics, Hampton University, Hampton, VA 23668, email: jaetae.seo@hamptonu.edu. 

 

*Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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