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FACULTY: Assistant Professor, Physics (tenure-track)

Queens University of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Closing date
Sep 20, 2023

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Summary: The College of Arts and Sciences at Queens University of Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Physics beginning August 15, 2024. Although the search is open in regards to specialization, applicants with an interest in data analytics and/or engineering physics are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department of Mathematics and Physics seeks a teacher-scholar to join a collaborative department committed to inclusive and innovative undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate will teach lecture and laboratory courses in general Physics and upper-level courses in areas such as Signal and Image Processing, BioPhotonics, Electronics, and Computer Programming. There will also be opportunities to engage in scholarship, participate in service, and mentor students through advising and undergraduate research experiences-all to enrich the academic life of the university.

Queens is pursuing a multidisciplinary data analytics initiative to strengthen students' quantitative skills, expand opportunities for students and faculty to engage in data science, and create community partnerships in the Charlotte area to use data to generate insights and solve problems. The ability to contribute to this strategic initiative through any or all following is desirable: domain expertise, experience using statistical software and programming languages, discipline specific and general quantitative methods, and relevant experience creating similar high-impact educational opportunities.

This position is exempt from provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is not eligible to earn overtime pay or compensatory time off for additional hours worked. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Essential Requirements:
  • A PhD in Physics, Engineering, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • Evidence of or potential for high-quality teaching effectiveness
  • Commitment to cultivating learning environments that foster a sense of belonging for all students

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate students in research activities and community engagement
  • Experience using technology-supported pedagogies and active learning to engage students with diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct primary research in area(s) of expertise
Application Process
Does this sound like a good fit? Click on the green "I'm interested" button and submit:
1. A cover letter addressing the position qualifications and experience
2. Current CV
3. Contact information for three professional references

Applications received by November 1, 2023, will receive first consideration. Queens will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

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About Queens University of Charlotte

Located in the heart of the nation's second fastest growing metropolitan area, Queens University of Charlotte leverages the city's diverse and thriving environment as an extended classroom. Nationally recognized for undergraduate programs in international and interdisciplinary education, Queens blends the best of liberal arts learning with professional preparation and community engagement. Focused on supporting success for diverse learners, faculty build close and collaborative relationships with students and help them build intentional and individualized roadmaps for flourishing at Queens and beyond. At the graduate program level, the University offers innovative educational experiences that help learners advance professionally and retool for new opportunities. Our environs afford faculty myriad opportunities to advance their own professional growth and teaching and research interests by collaborating with vibrant industry, non-profit, and community organization sectors.

Because of our history of innovation and our legacy of strong leadership, Queens is positioned to be among the new forerunners of American higher education. This is a defining moment for Queens. While other institutions are focused on sustaining and surviving, we are thinking much bigger.

Institutions that understand what is needed and are willing to reimagine what is possible can position themselves to thrive and strengthen their market position after the pandemic with innovative approaches that are deeply connected to the world and its greatest challenges.

By 2030, Queens aspires to become the leading, private, national university of Charlotte with deep, meaningful, and reciprocal connections to the needs of our local community and economy; inventive and multidisciplinary academic programs that are connected to the world's most pressing challenges and biggest areas of opportunity; a fully connected, integrated, and innovative set of experiences that support holistic wellness and wellbeing; a culture of continuous improvement and investment that enables faculty and staff to flourish and achieve their full potential; and a comprehensive approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion that begins on campus and radiates throughout the community.


Queens offers comprehensive benefits to eligible employees, including: medical, dental and vision insurance, domestic partner benefits, defined contribution (matching) and supplemental 403(b) retirement plans, tuition remission and tuition exchange, Queens-paid life insurance, supplemental life insurance, dependent life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, flexible spending accounts (medical, dependent care, Health Savings Account), sick leave and long-term disability leave, paid parental leave, FMLA leave when eligible, reduced cost meals at Morrison Dining Hall, employee assistance program (EAP), free access to the Levine Center, wellness programs. In addition, employees may choose benefits such as pet insurance, critical care insurance and legal assistance.

Queens University of Charlotte is an equal opportunity employer and is firmly committed to supporting and celebrating all forms of diversity. Queens does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, national origin, disability, political beliefs, veteran status, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, employment and hiring policies, or other University-administered programs.

Any individual with a disability who needs any reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act to apply for a position or otherwise to participate in Queens' job search/selection process should contact the Director of Human Resources at 704.337.2222.

Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation) require ability to
  • Remain in a stationary position, most of the time.
  • Exchange accurate information with students, faculty and staff, frequently.
  • Read reports, create presentations, use a computer system, most of the time
  • Communicate with students, faculty and staff, most of the time.
  • Write, type, and use the computer, telephone, copier, and other office equipment systems, most of the time.
  • Move about inside the workspace to access resources and office equipment, and attend meetings across campus, regularly.
  • Exert moderate force to move objects, occasionally.
  • Think critically, concentrate on the task at hand, and respond quickly to changes in conditions, most of the time.
Work Conditions
  • Must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule to meet requirements of the position, including teaching night or weekend classes.
  • Must be able to work in office and classroom environment while having contact with faculty, students, staff, and parents on any given day.
  • Work has deadlines, interruptions, moderate volume and can be stressful.
  • New faculty must be fully vaccinated when they begin their contract with Queens University of Charlotte. Queens' COVID-19 response is found here: return. Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's vaccination guidance.

Nothing in this job description restricts the university's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time; this description reflects the university's assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned; this job description is subject to change at any time.

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