Employment Opportunities

Assistant or Associate Professor
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Open Until filled


The Department of Physics at Hampton University invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor beginning August 2022. Successful applicants should have sufficient teaching experience, a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, a well-prepared plan to establish a research program for Assistant Professor, or additional external funding experience for Associate Professor.

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. 


Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in Physics by the time of appointment. Preference will be given to the candidates with innovative teaching skills; and visionary, marketable, and student-demanded research areas with a proven record of high-tier journal publications. Research areas of particular interest are experimental optical and condensed matter physics including semiconductor and devices, quantum materials, optical materials, photonic integrated circuit and neural networking, quantum information science and technology, 3D display, biomedical photonics, etc. 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 with publication list; teaching philosophy, research plan of visionary and transformative project along with the funding agency interest, and three letters of recommendation. The reference letters should comment on the applicant's capability or experience for external funding as well as teaching experiences. Review and selection process will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. The starting date of this position is August 22nd, 2022. The application should be electronically submitted to Dr. Felix Jaetae Seo, Chairperson for the Department 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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