The Department of Physics at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position starting in the Fall of 2019 in any area of astrophysics. Appointments may be made at either the assistant professor or associate professor rank, depending on qualifications. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of peer-reviewed publications and will be expected to establish a vibrant, externally-funded research program that can involve undergraduate and master’s level students. The successful applicant will also demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Applicants will be expected to mentor students, contribute to the collegial environment in the department, and engage in service at departmental, university, and/or professional levels.
1) Ph.D. in physics, astrophysics, or a closely related field;
2) Research experience beyond the Ph.D. such as postdoctoral or equivalent;
3) The ability to teach physics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
4) A record of peer-reviewed publications;
5) The potential to establish an externally-funded research programs; and
6) Commitment to work effectively with a diverse student population.
The additional required qualifications at the associate professor level are:
1) A minimum of five years of experience in an academic faculty position.
2) Demonstrated external funding in support of the applicant’s research program.
3) To be eligible for hire at the associate professor rank, candidate must meet the requirements for that rank as established by the department. The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on university and department established standards.
Prior college or university teaching experience is preferred.
Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/23913. The confidential review of credentials will continue until the position is filled.
To assure full consideration, please submit the following before January 2, 2019: a cover letter addressing how each qualification is met; a complete curriculum vita; a statement of research interests with plans for future research and acquiring funding (up to 5 pages); a statement of teaching philosophy including interests and experience, as well as familiarity with active, student-centered instructional strategies (up to 2 pages); a diversity statement articulating the applicant’s experience, training, and enthusiasm for working with a diverse student population (up to 2 pages); and a list of professional references with complete contact information.
Candidates selected for interviews will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at Phys_astro@txstate.edu.