The recently re-established Department of Physics is seeking a visionary and dynamic leader to serve as our Department Chair. The department has been growing in number of baccalaureate majors for the past four years and also serves a substantial service teaching mission for science, medical pre-professional and engineering students.
A Ph.D. in physics or closely-related field is required, along with qualifications supporting appointment at the level of Associate or Full Professor at Lamar University. Applicants must have a proved record in providing leadership in an academic setting, a strong record of research and publications; excellent inter-personal and communication skills; and the ability to teach courses in physics at all levels. Preference will be given to candidates with prior administrative experience in an academic setting, a track record of external funding and a continuing potential for external funding. Ability to collaborate with other departments is a plus. A starting date of no later than late summer 2017 is anticipated. Salary and start up package will be commensurate with experience. Chairs typically teach ½ load of full time faculty. The candidates area of research is open.
Applications must be made through the Human Resources Department of Lamar University. Applications made to any other person or unit of Lamar University, including the Department of Physics, cannot be processed. The State of Texas provides preferences for honorably discharged veterans who meet the minimum qualifications of a position (SB 805, Sec. 657.0003).
The posting for this position can be found at: https://jobs.lamar.edu/postings/2676
Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in physics or closely-related field is required; A proven track record in providing leadership in an academic and/or research setting; A strong record of research; Ability to teach physics courses at all levels; Excellent inter-personal and communication skills; and Demonstrated excellence in teaching.
Preferred Qualifications: Qualification for appointment at the rank of Professor is preferred; Administrative experience in an academic setting; Close ties to industry or federal labs, etc.; A track record of substantial external research funding; and Continuing potential for external funding.
EEO Statement: Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Security Sensitive Statement: This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Education & Experience
Home to more than 14,000 students, Lamar University is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana.
The university has been nationally reco...gnized for the quality of its core curriculum and the diversity of its student body. Small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio allow students to build meaningful relationships with expert faculty who truly care about their success.
LU stresses academic achievement by emphasizing hands-on learning at all levels, providing ample opportunities for undergraduate research and supporting an excellent Honors Program. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Several LU colleges and programs hold additional specialized certifications recognizing their quality and expertise.
Lamar University faculty members, collaborating with both graduate and undergraduate students, continually break new ground and make important discoveries through their innovative research.
The university’s designation as a Doctoral Research University by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is a powerful affirmation of Lamar’s high level of successful research activity.
External support for Lamar University research is strong with faculty members securing more than $13 million in federal, state, business and foundation grants to fund their inquiries. Funding sources include the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Endowment for the Arts, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Education and many others.