Natural Sciences (504740)

  • Cal State University (CSU) Channel Islands
  • Camarillo, California
  • Oct 31, 2021
Full Time Education and Training Sciences and Laboratory

Job Description

Description:

Program: Applied Physics

Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

Title: Assistant Professor of Physics

Effective Date of Appointment: August 18, 2022
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

About the University:

California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002 as the newest campus in the California State University system. Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of the premier public universities, not only in the California State University system, but also in the nation. Indeed, U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI as 20th among "Top Public Schools" in its 2021 edition of Best Colleges Rankings. In 2020, CollegeNET also ranked CSUCI 20th out of over 1,449 schools in its "Social Mobility Index," and Money Magazine rated CSUCI as the 15th "Most Transformative College" in the nation.

CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The University is located in Ventura County and is home to more than 6,900 undergraduate and 239 graduate students. Approximately 55% of CSUCI's students are Pell Grant eligible, and approximately 62% are first-generation college students. CSUCI is also proud to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), with 55% of its undergraduate students self-identifying as Latinx, 25% as White, 6% as Asian/Asian American, 4% as multiracial, and 2% as Black/African American. In 2019, CSUCI was awarded Excelencia in Education's inaugural "Seal of Excelencia" for its facilitation of Latinx student success.

CSUCI is committed to diversifying its faculty in order to address students' ever-changing needs in the 21st century. The University is also taking steps to confront racism and to advocate for social justice. To this end, CSUCI encourages applicants to apply who are motivated to serve and contribute to the university's tenure-track body, which self-identifies as 62% White, 21% Latinx, 9% Asian/Asian American, and 2% Black/African American.

Diversity Statement:


CSUCI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek to enhance our diverse University population by welcoming people from all backgrounds, and by working to sustain an environment where colleagues can not only work and learn, but also create and thrive.

CSUCI Mission Statement:

Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.

CSUCI's Commitment to You:

CSUCI is committed to helping newly hired faculty develop a sense of belonging in a collaborative and supportive community dedicated to providing resources and opportunities for establishing and sustaining a research agenda and engaging in continuous improvement in equitable teaching and learning.

About the Program:

The Applied Physics Program at California State University Channel Islands offers a BS degree in Applied Physics, a minor in Applied Physics, and a minor in Astronomy. The department consists of two tenured professors, eight lecturer faculty, one full time lab technician and an academic program analyst, shared with the Chemistry Department.

About the Position:

The Applied Physics Program at California State University Channel Islands invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Experimental Physics at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant would be able to contribute to the department's core course offerings, teach undergraduate physics lecture and laboratory sections at both upper and lower division level and develop upper division courses in their specialty. A successful candidate will establish a strong research program and supervise undergraduate students of diverse, multicultural backgrounds in research. A Ph.D. in Physics or a related field is required. All members of the faculty are expected to assume an active collegial role in the planning and governance of the institution through service on campus-wide committees and to promote a learning environment supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Minimum Degree Requirements:

Applicants must have PhD degree in Physics, Astronomy, Material Science or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered but must have completed the PhD degree by August 17, 2022.

Required Qualifications:

  • Evidence of the ability to teach lecture and laboratory courses in physics, astronomy or related fields at upper and lower division levels.
  • Evidence of the ability to establish an active, undergraduate-based research program in Physics.
  • Evidence of on-going scholarly activities.
  • Evidence of the ability to assume an active collegial role in the planning and governance of the institution.
  • Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian, and Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience at the college/university level,
  • Evidence of the ability to write successful educational and/or research grant proposals,
  • A recent record of scholarly publications.


Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the department's core course offerings
  • Develop upper level courses in area of specialty
  • Establish an undergraduate-based research program in Physics or an allied discipline
  • Assume an active collegial role in the planning and governance of the institution through service on campus-wide committees
  • Promote a learning environment supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • The candidate will be expected to advise and mentor students of diverse, multicultural backgrounds


Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin 11/1/2021. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Teaching portfolio (e.g., a teaching philosophy, sample syllabi; student and/or peer evaluations)
  • A statement describing your experience mentoring and/or working with minoritized students with a special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander and American Indian students, and
  • A teaching philosophy describing how you plan to engage and interact with students, with a special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander, and American Indian students.


In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

Submit all required materials to the CSUCI Careers application web address below:
http://jobs.csuci.edu

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule:

Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.

General Information:

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

The person holding this position may be 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.

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.

CSUCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Faculty Affairs at academicpersonnel@csuci.edu.


Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Camarillo, California 93012 United States View Map