Assistant Professor of Physics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of the Virgin Islands
St. Thomas
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Assistant Professor of Physics

University of the Virgin Islands


FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Physics

Position Number: 321035

Department: College of Science & Mathematics


Job Description

The University of the Virgin Islands is advertising for one tenure-track faculty position, subject to the availability of funding. This position is associated with the University’s new B.S. in physics program. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out an independent research program in addition to teaching across the curriculum. The University’s current research focus is in astrophysics, particularly with an interest in transient phenomena (GRBs, AGN flares, CVs, etc) but candidates with experience and research interests in all fields of physics are encouraged to apply. The University’s Etelman Observatory houses a robotically controlled 0.5m telescope which is used for faculty and student research projects as well as teaching activities associated with the physics major and general education courses.


Required Qualifications

PhD in physics or a related field


Preferred Qualifications

Post-doctoral work and/or previous university teaching experience


Posting Number: F154

Location: St. Thomas

Position Type: Faculty

Number of Vacancies- part time: 1

Posted Salary: $52,190-$74,451


Advertised Job Duties

Teaching across the curriculum in the UVI B.S. physics program includes teaching introductory as well as junior-senior level courses. The selected applicant is expected to carry on a program of independent research, mentor undergraduate students and involve them in their research work, as well as participate in university service and community outreach activities.


Open Date: 02/19/2020

Close Date: 03/31/2020


Special Instructions to Applicant

Email is the preferred method of communicating with applicants at the University of Virgin Islands. You will be required to supply your email address during the application process.



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Accept References: Yes

Minimum Requests: 3

Maximum Requests: 3


Required Documents

1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

2. Unofficial Transcripts

3. Curriculum Vitae

4. Teaching Philosophy

5. Research Statement


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Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
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