Physics/Arts & Sciences, Oklahoma State University

Position ID:Oklahoma State University-Physics/Arts & Sciences-DH [#7780]
Position Title: Department Head
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics
Appl Deadline:2016/10/31 (posted 2016/09/01, listed until 2017/03/01)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Physics at Oklahoma State University invites applications for the position of Department Head. The position will be at the rank of Full Professor with tenure.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in Physics, an internationally recognized research program in any of the existing areas of physics in the Department (AMO, High Energy Physics, Biophysics, Condensed Matter Physics, and Radiation/Medical Physics), a strong record of extramural funding, and excellent teaching ability. In addition, the candidate will have outstanding leadership and communication skills, commitment to innovative teaching, and a vision for curricular reform and organizational development. The Department of Physics is expected to grow in the next few years and the Department Head will oversee the recruitment of additional faculty. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Currently, the OSU Physics department has 21 tenured and tenure-track faculty members and 8 faculty members at other ranks (lecturers and research faculty). The graduate program has approximately 45 graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.) and our undergraduate program more than 50 majors. The department offers B.S. degrees in physics and applied physics, M.S. degrees in physics, medical physics, and photonics, and Ph.D. degrees in Physics and Photonics. The faculty members have nationally-funded research programs in areas mentioned above, and they strongly promote involvement of undergraduate students in their research. The Department hosts weekly colloquia and research seminars in different areas, and annual workshops for high school teachers. The Department is known for its collegial and vibrant atmosphere, carrying out informal events supplementing its intellectual life.

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, statement of research, teaching, and administrative philosophies, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of 4 references who can comment on the applicant’s teaching, research, leadership, and administrative skills to: Dr. Tyrrell Conway, Chair, Department Head Search Committee, Department of Physics, 145 Physical Sciences Bldg., Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078-3020. E-mail: Application materials can also be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at Application review will begin 31 October, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. The starting date is expected to be July 1, 2017, but is negotiable. This position is contingent upon available funding. For further information about the position please visit

OSU is an AA/EEO/E-verify employer committed to diversity. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, or protected veteran status. OSU-Stillwater is a tobacco-free campus.

Application Materials Required:
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And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Oklahoma State University
Physics Department
ATTN: Head Search Committee
Stillwater, OK 74078

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