Overview

The Ithaca College Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a tenure-eligible assistant professor to begin August 16, 2020. The successful candidate will embrace our commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring, will establish an active on-campus experimental research program with significant undergraduate student involvement, and will contribute to the operation and improvement of the department, school, and college.

The faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive community within the department and college. We seek candidates with an authentic desire to utilize inclusive practices to promote an increasingly diverse population of students, staff, and faculty. The physics and astronomy faculty are also deeply committed to delivering student-centered research-based pedagogy. Candidates should be familiar or have experience with active-learning techniques and be willing to implement them in the classroom. Strong candidates will be able to teach students with diverse learning styles. Candidates must also have well-formulated ideas about how they will develop an active research program – conducting experiments in a laboratory located on the Ithaca College campus – including mentoring multi-semester senior thesis projects. Candidates with expertise in all areas of experimental physics, applied physics, engineering physics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, and other closely related fields will be considered. In an effort to balance research areas in our department, we are not considering applicants proposing research programs in astronomy or astrophysics at this time.

Ithaca College is committed to the development of a multicultural environment. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden our academic experience. We value input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the institution, and our goal is to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. Applicants who can contribute to this diversity through their teaching, research, or service are particularly encouraged to apply.

Position/Job Qualifications

The successful candidate must have completed a PhD in physics, applied physics, engineering physics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, or a closely related field by August 1, 2020. Experience as a teacher of record or as a teaching assistant at the undergraduate level is required.

Instructions for submitting your application:

Interested applicants must apply online at https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com and attach the following four documents:

1. complete curriculum vitae,

2. statement of teaching experience and philosophy,

3. description of research plans,

4. statement that addresses how they will contribute to a culture of diversity and inclusion at Ithaca College.