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Assistant Professor of Experimental Physics (Tenure-Track)

California State University Maritime Academy
Vallejo, CA
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Jan 24, 2022

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Assistant Professor of Experimental Physics

Job No: 509400

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A Campus of The California State University

JOB BULLETIN No.: 509400 - 21/22

Department: Sciences and Mathematics

Title: Assistant Professor of Experimental Physics

Status: Full-time Tenure Track

Approximate Starting Date: August 2022

Applicants expecting to be considered at this time must complete an
online employment application and submit requested materials to
Human Resources by close of business on January 29, 2022 to receive
priority consideration for the position. This position will remain
open until filled.

The Department of Sciences and Mathematics of California State
University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) invites applicants for a
tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of
Experimental Physics beginning August 2022. We seek a collegial,
dynamic educator committed to creating an environment of active
student learning while engaging in scholarly activity and service
in accordance with the mission and goals of the Department and
University. In addition to teaching a variety of undergraduate
physics courses to students in our seven degree-granting majors,
the new hire will take a leadership role in the development of
specialized, hands-on, immersive learning activities, and in the
development of specialized equipment in collaboration with our
oceanography and engineering faculty and students. Startup funds
will be made available to the successful candidate. The Department
is particularly interested in applicants who have experience
working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated
commitment to improving access to higher education for
under-represented groups.

Located on a compact but scenic waterfront campus in Vallejo,
California (30 miles northeast of San Francisco), California State
University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) is a unique and
specialized campus of the 23-campus system. Serving a population of
approximately 1100 undergraduate and 50 graduate students, we are
one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United
States - and the only one on the West Coast.

Cal Maritime offers six baccalaureate degrees in Business
Administration, Global Studies and Maritime Affairs (GSMA),
Facilities Engineering Technology, Marine Engineering Technology,
Mechanical Engineering, Marine Transportation and Oceanography. The
undergraduate curriculum includes licensing programs for future
merchant marine, coast guard and naval reserve officers. Cal
Maritime also offers a Master of Science in Transportation and
Engineering Management degree. Please visit our website for more
information about California State University Maritime Academy

Our programs focus on intellectual learning, applied technology,
leadership development, and global awareness. Cal Maritime students
participate in training cruises aboard the Training Ship Golden
Bear or other international educational experiences - gaining a
unique perspective on our increasingly global culture and economy.
Cal Maritime is committed to being a leading educational
institution recognized for excellence in the business, engineering,
operations, security and policy of the transportation industries of
the Pacific Rim and beyond. We are equally committed to hiring and
retaining diverse and dedicated faculty and staff who lead the way
in helping our students expand their knowledge and potential.

a collegial group of 18 faculty members - 11 tenured/tenure-track
and 7 adjunct. The Oceanography major is housed in our Department.
Additionally, we offer lower division, foundational science and
math courses for all other majors offered at our University. We
also offer a Mathematics minor as well as a minor in


Full-time (12 units per semester) teaching of a variety of
undergraduate physics courses, ocassionally teaching courses in
other physical sciences or in mathematics. During the first two
years of teaching, the teaching load is reduced to 9 units per

Maintain an active program of research and scholarship,
especially research involving Cal Maritime undergraduate

Development of specialized learning activities and,
occasionally, of new physical science courses.

Share in the duties of academic advising of students and other
departmental services.

Attend departmental meetings and engage in curricular
development and assessment of learning outcomes.

Engage in training and mentoring to improve teaching skills and

Take leadership in the development of specialized equipment and
of hands-on, immersive learning activities tailored to the needs of
the physics program.

Work with our Department and School on exploring and
establishing new degree programs and/or certificates.

Participate in activities serving the department, school,
university and community.


Ph.D. in Physics.

Evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate

Ability to teach courses in physical sciences ranging from
introductory through upper level courses.

An ongoing program of research and scholarship.

Interest in serving the campus-at-large through committee


Applicants with postdoctoral experience who can establish an
active research program will be given preference. As a small
campus, we are working towards building more in-house laboratory
capacity and actively support continuing collaborations as well as
the development of new collaborations with external institutions.
Additionally, our faculty are actively engaged in several research
groups supported by the CSU system.

A genuine passion for teaching, scholarship, and

Knowledge of innovative and effective teaching
methods.Experience designing and implementing new physical sciences

SALARY COMPENSATION: Salary is commensurate with the education,
qualifications, and experience of the individual.

BENEFITS: An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available
for "qualifying" positions which includes medical, dental, vision,
life and disability insurances, retirement plans, fee waiver,
vacation, and sick leave.


The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated
reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting
Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in
CSU Executive Order 1083 revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of


Typical classroom and office environment are in a two-story
building with elevator access.

Training Ship: Some classrooms (if applicable) are aboard the
training ship and require climbing up and down ship ladders and
gangways; lifting and carrying material from pier to training ship;
and occasional work in excess heat, cold, dampness or dry
atmospheric conditions.


Applicants must provide proof of US citizenship or
authorization to work in the United States within three days from
the date of hire.

A background check investigation (including criminal records
check) is required prior to employment. Failure to satisfactorily
complete the background check may affect the application status of
applicants or continued employment of a current CSU employees who
was conditionally offered the position.

Applicants must submit on hire official documentation as proof
of degree, license, or certificates as required.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested parties must apply on-line through
our Cal Maritime Jobs website.Click "APPLY NOW" to complete and
submit the Cal Maritime Employment Application and attach the

Cal Maritime Employment Application (required)

Letter of interest/application addressing the minimum and
desired/preferred qualifications.

CV (including current email address)

Statement of teaching philosophy

Statement of research interest and goals

Copy of transcript from all institutions at which graduate work
and terminal degree was completed

In later phases of the search, Finalist may be requested to
provide the following information prior to a final campus

Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three
letters of recommendation (professional references)

Teaching evaluations (if any)

Other information as needed

NOTIFICATION: Based upon a review of applications and accompanying
documents, only those persons whose qualifications best match job
requirements will be interviewed. Applicants not selected for an
interview will be notified only after the position closes and the
successful candidate has been selected.

TITLE IX: Please view the Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis
of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator
at on the CSU Title IX website.

EEO STATEMENT: Cal Maritime is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative
Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal
regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color,
religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression,
sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability,
genetic information, medical condition, covered veteran status, or
any other protected status. Reasonable Accommodations will be
provided to applicants with qualifying disabilities who
self-disclose by contacting the Benefits Coordinator at (707)

DISCLAIMER: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an
expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained in this
bulletin may be modified or changed.

To apply, visit

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