Astronomy and Space Science, Physics: Applied, Physics: Physics
The Ithaca College Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor to begin in August 2019. The successful candidate will embrace our commitment to undergraduate teaching, advising, and mentorship, will establish an active experimental physics or astrophysics research program or an observational astronomy research program with significant undergraduate student involvement, and will contribute to the operation and improvement of the department, school, and college.
The successful candidate must have completed a PhD in physics, astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related field by August 1, 2019. Experience as a teacher of record or as a teaching assistant at the undergraduate level is required.
Ithaca College is committed to the development of a multicultural environment. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden our academic experience. We value input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the institution, and our goal is to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. Applicants who can contribute to this diversity through their teaching, research, or service are particularly encouraged to apply.
Instructions for submitting your application:
For the complete position announcement and to submit an application, please visit https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com. Applicants will be asked to upload: 1. a complete curriculum vitae, 2. a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, 3. a description of research plans, and 4. a statement that addresses how they will contribute to a culture of inclusion and to diversity at Ithaca College. Applicants must also provide names and email addresses of three (3) individuals who will be asked to submit letters of reference. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by October 8, 2018.
About the Ithaca College Department of Physics and Astronomy:
The Department of Physics and Astronomy is a vibrant and inclusive community that values active and collaborative learning, meaningful student involvement with faculty in innovative research, and participation of all members of the community in activities of the department and college.
The department recently expanded to include nine full-time faculty and two full time staff (an administrative assistant and an equipment/laboratory specialist). The faculty maintain a close relationship with our approximately sixty undergraduate majors and minors through small classes, undergraduate involvement in research, one-on-one academic advising, and department activities. Our faculty also teach in the college’s Integrative Core Curriculum (general liberal arts education) and provide several courses to satisfy requirements for other major programs (e.g., physical therapy, chemistry). Visit us online to learn more: https://www.ithaca.edu/hs/depts/physics/
About Ithaca College
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.
We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.
We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.
When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communi...cate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.
Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.
To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at http://ithaca.edu