Natural Sciences (501742)

  • California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB)
  • San Bernardino, California
  • Oct 31, 2021
Full Time Education and Training Sciences and Laboratory

Job Description

Description:

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and one doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.

At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB's commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. CSUSB has received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes CSUSB's ongoing commitment to service-learning, a high-impact practice that combines classroom instruction with meaningful volunteer service and correlates strongly to student success.

JOB SUMMARY

The Department of Physics at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications from a diverse group of qualified applicants for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position to begin August 2022. The Department offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Physics, with minors in astronomy and applied physics, and is currently in the planning stages for an interdisciplinary M.S. degree in Materials Science, which is associated with the Center for Advanced Functional Materials: https://www.csusb.edu/center-advanced-functional-materials . We welcome applications in all areas of research in physics. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to teach in our applied physics undergraduate curriculum as well as teach within the full range of undergraduate department courses. The successful candidate will join an intellectually stimulating and innovative academic environment that embraces diversity. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from all groups historically underrepresented in Physics and STEM fields, including intersections across multiple groups.

TYPICAL ACTIVITIES

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in Physics, maintain a robust and ongoing research agenda, and mentor students at the undergraduate level. Candidates will be expected to maintain an active research program appropriate for an undergraduate institution that affords research opportunities for students. The candidate will also advise students and perform career related service roles on and off campus for the department, college, university and professional societies. Furthermore, the candidate will also lead activities that will advance scholarly excellence in Physics. The successful candidate will be expected to meet the traditional requirements of excellence in teaching, active scholarly and professional work, and service to the University and community.

Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Physics or an equivalent degree in a closely related area by time of appointment. However, candidates with "all but dissertation" (ABD) are considered. We welcome applications from all areas of research in Physics

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience teaching and conducting research in materials sciences and can help build the curriculum for the future masters degree program in materials science, as well as teach a broad spectrum of undergraduate physics courses.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with CSUSB. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: CSUSB cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that CSUSB has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to CSUSB or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, CSUSB is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Physics currently offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Physics, with minors in astronomy and applied physics, and is in the planning stages for an interdisciplinary M.S. degree in Materials Science, which is associated with the NSF CREST-funded Center for Advanced Functional Materials https://www.csusb.edu/center-advanced-functional-materials .

Our faculty are actively involved in research and in professional organizations in their respective fields. Faculty have been successful in obtaining grants through the funding organizations such as NSF and NASA, in particular for multi-million dollar, interdisciplinary programs both with faculty at CSUSB and external collaborators. We have approximately 100 majors, 8 tenure-line faculty, and 9 lecturers, with a gender balance among both tenure-line and lecturer faculty members.

Our department ranked number three in the number of physics degrees granted to underrepresented minority students at bachelor's institutions and number ten in physics degrees granted to Hispanic students among all institutions nationally. A significant number of students participate in research with CSUSB faculty. The department is actively involved in and a strong supporter of the Cal-Bridge program and a current PhysTEC grantee. CSUSB physics alums have successfully transitioned to graduate school at institutions such as Arizona, Maryland, UCLA, UCSB, UCI, UCM, and/or been hired at companies such as Intel, Lockheed Martin, NASA Armstrong, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Kelly Space, Millennium Space Systems/Boeing, and local school districts. Multiple alums in recent years have been awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships.

For more information regarding the position, please contact the Recruitment Chair, Dr. Sara Callori at: sara.callori@csusb.edu .

To find out more about the Department of Physics visit our website: www.csusb.edu/physics

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter that includes the following three (3) separate statements regarding your preparation for the position. The hiring committee will be conducting an initial blind review of applications, therefore applicants should avoid including any identifying information (names, affiliations, gendered language, etc.) in these statements:
    1. A Teaching Statement that details your teaching philosophies and how to promote learning in diverse student populations. We request that applicants address how they would promote our Physics Program Learning Outcomes 2 and 3 in their teaching. (https://www.csusb.edu/physics/degrees-and-certificates/program-learning-outcomes)
    2. A Research Statement that details your research, professional accomplishments, and future plans at CSUSB. Include sustainability of research endeavors at CSUSB and how undergraduates would be involved in a meaningful way.
  1. If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching.
  2. Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).
  3. Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation. Confidential letters of recommendation may be solicited from those listed as references on the application if the applicant is moved forward in the recruitment process. Non-confidential letters of recommendation can be uploaded by the applicant during the application process.
  4. Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).

Formal review of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply by using this CSU Recruit hyperlink at:

https://secure.dc4.pageuppeople.com/apply/873/gateway/Default.aspx?c=apply&sJobIDs=501742&SourceTypeID=803&sLanguage=en-us&lApplicationSubSourceID=11243

Salary is commensurate with experience.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:
https://www.csusb.edu/human-resources/current-employees/employee-relations/conflict-interest


Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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