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Assistant Professor of Physics

State University of New York at New Paltz
New Paltz, NY
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Nov 21, 2023

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SUNY New Paltz VacancyExternal Posting (Faculty)

Applications are invited for consideration for appointment to the following position:

Department: Physics & Astronomy

Budget Title: Assistant Professor

Local Title: Assistant Professor of Physics

Posting Date: October 24, 2023

Classification: N/A

Duties: The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position to begin in the Fall of 2024. We seek a candidate who is excited about teaching and mentoring students with a variety of backgrounds. The teaching load is three undergraduate courses each semester and will include introductory physics, upper-division courses, and laboratory courses. Courses during the spring and fall terms are taught in person. The successful candidate will maintain an active and vibrant on-campus research program in pure or applied physics-related areas which can draw students and visibility to the department. Examples of fields include but are not limited to astrophysics, AMO, biophysics, condensed matter, optics, or interdisciplinary physics.

Typically, the successful candidate will teach three course equivalents per semester. Teaching duties will be a mix of undergraduate courses at different levels in our curriculum, including introductory physics and upper-division courses. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in advising, service, and develop a productive research program that integrates New Paltz undergraduates.

To promote diversity, the Department welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and people from underrepresented groups.

Qualifications: Required:• Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely allied field by August 2024

Preferred:• A strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and the potential to develop an active research program in their area of specialization that involves undergraduates.• An interest in pedagogical innovation and the use of technology in the classroom.• The willingness to teach general education or astronomy courses is a benefit.

Contact Information: Electronic submissions required. Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3628.

Candidates will be required to electronically submit:• Contact information for three professional references• Cover letter that includes how you will effectively engage with a diverse student body of undergraduates as a teacher, advisor, and mentor.• Curriculum vitae;• A statement of teaching philosophy that explains how you will effectively engage students in the classroom and laboratory in a manner informed by your teaching experience and training, and denotes courses you are interested in teaching.• A statement of your research plans that also includes the role of undergraduates in yourresearch project(s), potential external sources of funding, and a list of major equipmentneeds.• An equity and inclusion statement describing how you will contribute to an equitableand inclusive community in the department, at New Paltz, and/or in the field. In theprocess, you should articulate your expertise, experience, training, and plans regardingdiversity, equity, and inclusion to expand upon what is in your other statements.• Letters of reference from three professional references. References provided by applicant will be sent a link to upload letters of recommendation.

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Deadline: Applications accepted until position filled; priority given to applications received before 12/01/23

Other important information about this vacancy: This position offers full New York State benefits which are among the most comprehensive in the country. The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities.

SUNY New Paltz recognizes the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work here is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. New Paltz continues to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply.

The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.

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