Assistant Professors in Physics and Engineering Science
The College of Science at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for one or more tenure track positions at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2017 in the Department of Physics and Engineering Science.
We are seeking engineers, materials scientists, physicists, or astronomers who can contribute significantly to the development of the curricula and future direction of the Physics and Engineering Science department, including seeking ABET accreditation for the newly-created Engineering Science program. Specifically, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, materials scientists, and experimental physicists and astronomers are preferred. Applicants should be teacher-scholars with interest in current physics or engineering teaching pedagogies and should have plans to establish undergraduate research agendas. Along with an ability to teach traditional upper-level courses in their area, preferred candidates will also have the ability to teach some introductory physics courses. Start-up funds will be available to establish a research agenda that incorporates undergraduate students. The university’s Smith Science building is undergoing a $6.5 million renovation that will include over 1,600 square feet of shared research space.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, electrical engineering, optical engineering, materials science, or a related discipline with a strong background in physics. Applicants holding a Ph.D. in physics with a strong background in engineering through either an additional master’s degree or relevant coursework are especially encouraged to apply.
Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located just nine miles from the Atlantic coast resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Coastal enrolls more than 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master's degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and a Ph.D. degree in Marine Science.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references, electronically at http://jobs.coastal.edu. One reference must be able to address the applicant's teaching ability. Candidates must also submit a two-page research agenda that emphasizes the potential for undergraduate participation and a two-page statement of teaching philosophy that describes specifics of what a typical class session would look like to an outside observer. Screening of applications will begin January 1, 2017. Inquiries about the positions should be directed to Brian Bunton by email to email@example.com.
Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.