Physics Department Chair Position
University of North Texas
The Department of Physics at UNT is seeking applications and nominations for the Department Chair position with an anticipated start date of no later than September 1, 2015. We are inviting candidates with a strong record of research and professional accomplishments, leadership ability, dedication to education and commitment to collegial faculty governance. The Chair is expected to provide the scientific and administrative leadership necessary to propel the Department to a high level of accomplishment. Duties will range from managing the Department's administrative functions, curricula, budget and facilities to aggressively promoting externally funded research, recruiting and outreach. Candidates are expected to have an internationally recognized record of scholarly work commensurate with appointment at a tenured Full Professor level. Successful candidates are expected to have a synergistic impact on existing research programs, to participate in externally funded research involving graduate students and demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. UNT is an AA/ADA/EOE institution committed to diversity in its employment and educational programs, thereby creating a welcoming environment for everyone. As such, we encourage applications from women and underrepresented minorities. The Physics Department at UNT is recognized for its strong research thrusts in condensed matter (experiment, theory and computation), complexity theory and nonlinear science, nanomaterials synthesis and characterization, ultrafast optical spectroscopy, atomic physics (theory and experiment) and ion beam materials modification and analysis. One of Texas' largest and most comprehensive universities with an enrollment of over 36,000 students, UNT is a nationally recognized university and is listed as one of the “Best of the West” colleges by The Princeton Review. The university is progressing in its 10-year strategic plan to become a National Research University (see research.unt.edu). The Department of Physics at UNT values teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level and currently has 24 full-time faculty, over 50 graduate students, 100 undergraduate majors, and serves over five thousand undergraduate students annually. For complete qualifications and application information, please visit facultyjobs.unt.edu. Screening of applications will begin immediately; the deadline for applications is October 15, 2014. The Dallas–Fort Worth–Denton metroplex is home to a diverse population of high technologies that provide a broad collaborative base for research activities. Further information regarding the department may be obtained by visiting our website (www.phys.unt.edu) or by contacting Michelle Rumer,Administrative Assistant to the Chair, Department of Physics, e-mail: Michelle.Rumer@unt.edu, phone: 940-565-2630.