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Assistant Professor - Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Position Information

Working Title Assistant Professor - Department of Physics and Astronomy
Position Number 5318
Posting Number F1056
Position Type Instructional Faculty - Full Time
Position Status Full Time
College/Division College of Science and Mathematics
Department 100032 - Physics Department
Pay Rate Commensurate with Experience
Specify Range or Amount
Is this a JMU only position? No
Is this a grant-funded position? No

Position Summary Information

About James Madison University

Mission
We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.

Vision
To be the national model for the engaged university: engages with ideas and the world.

Who We Are
Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and work.

General Information

The James Madison University Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2018. We strive to be a leading undergraduate physics and astronomy department by building a research-active and student-centered program. We seek outstanding candidates in the areas of materials science, soft condensed matter, nonlinear, nonequilibrium, or biological physics.

The department has 21 full-time faculty members and approximately 100 students in our multi-track baccalaureate-only program. Additional information is available online about JMU at www.jmu.edu and about the department and facilities at http://csma31.csm.jmu.edu/physics/.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate is expected to initiate and maintain a vigorous research program involving students and be an effective teacher at all levels of the undergraduate physics curriculum, including courses for non-science majors. The ability to integrate existing instrumentation and facilities into a research program will be considered in evaluating candidates. Finally, the department is interested in candidates who are committed toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics or a related field, relevant postdoctoral experience, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching physical sciences and mentoring undergraduates.

Criminal Background Check and E-Verify Notice

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 10/05/2017
Beginning Review Date 12/01/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Starting Date 08/25/2018
EEO Statement

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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Additional Posting Information

To apply go to JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1056 and complete the faculty profile and attach a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research plans (as Other Document #1).

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Other Document #1
Optional Documents

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