Department of Mathematical Sciences, Montclair State University

Position ID:Montclair State University-Department of Mathematical Sciences-PHYS [#7906]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Physics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Montclair, New Jersey 07043, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics
Starting Date:2017/09/01
Appl Deadline:2016/12/01 (posted 2016/09/12, listed until 2017/03/12)
Position Description:    

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Physics. Priority will be given to a physicist or astronomer with expertise in experiment, instrumentation, or data analysis. Applications from all areas of fundamental physics or astronomy are welcome to apply. We are especially, but not solely, interested in candidates with expertise in gravitational physics, atomic physics, nuclear or particle physics, exoplanets or solar system astronomy, radio astronomy, quantum computing, biophysics, and statistical physics. The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of experimental physics and will be able to directly involve undergraduates in hands-on laboratory research. 

The Physics program at Montclair State University is part of the Department of Mathematical Sciences. In addition to a major and minor in physics, we also offer concentrations in astronomy and certifications in physics teaching. Our program includes several BS and MS degree options in mathematics and statistics, 5-yr BS/MS programs, and a PhD program in Math Education. In addition to mentoring our undergraduates, Physics faculty have the opportunity to mentor students in Mathematics MS programs.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences comprises the disciplines of applied mathematics, pure mathematics, mathematics education, physics, and statistics, with a total of 29 full-time, tenured and tenure-track faculty. The Department offers a number of Bachelors and Master’s degree programs. Additionally, some members of the Department faculty are affiliated with the interdisciplinary PhD program in Environmental Management and the Center for Quantitative Obesity Research. Montclair State University is New Jersey’s second-largest university, with over 20,000 students and is a Research Doctoral University under the Carnegie classification of higher-education institutions as well as a state-designated Research University. The University has a highly diverse student body and has met the criteria to be a Federally-designated Hispanic-Serving Institution.

Qualifications: A PhD in Physics or Astronomy is required; postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred. Candidates are expected to pursue research that will secure external funding and involve undergraduates. The successful candidate should also have a strong commitment to quality teaching in a broad range of courses at the undergraduate level. We are especially interested in candidates who can support and further develop the experimental physics component of our curriculum.

N.B. Research and teaching statements should each be five pages or less.

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Further Info:
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043

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