Position Summary/Job Posting
For Assistant Professor in Physics and Astronomy
The Department of Physics, Geosciences & Astronomy at Eastern Kentucky University seeks a qualified colleague at the assistant professor level to contribute to our BS Physics program with concentrations in engineering physics, general physics, and physics teaching. We seek someone who will inspire and mentor students representing a broad range of classes, sexual orientations, gender identities, races, ethnicities, nationalities, and religions. The successful candidate will teach an average of 12 hours per semester, engage undergraduate students in an active research program, and contribute to departmental service work. This tenure-track position begins in August 2023. PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field is required at time of appointment. Teaching duties may include core physics courses, physics and astronomy service and general education courses, pre-engineering courses, and upper-level electives. Introductory courses are inquiry-based and taught in a studio-style classroom.
Department resources include a remotely operated observatory with 17” CDK telescope; laser lab with tunable ultrafast titanium:sapphire laser, TEA N2 laser, Nd:YAG mJ nanosecond laser, interferometric precision stages,10nm-resolution atomic force microscope, and 18” interferometric TMC optical tables; nuclear/particle physics instrumentation lab (fast and open FPGA data acquisition systems, scintillation detectors and accessories, nuclear instrumentation modules, vacuum systems), hpc computing resources, ground-penetrating radar, ERT equipment, and the Hummel Planetarium used for teaching and research in astronomy education. The successful applicant may have access to other College resources such as a400 MHz NMR spectrometer, SEM with EDS, UV-Vis spectrometer, FTIR-ATR spectrometer, AFM, etc.
Apply at https://apptrkr.com/3599247.