The Department of Physics at High Point University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Physics at the Assistant Professor rank beginning August 2019. We welcome applications from candidates in all fields of physics and astronomy but are especially interested in experimentalists specializing in biophysics, hard or soft condensed matter, or similar fields. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate physics courses at all levels, with an opportunity to develop first-year seminars, interdisciplinary honors courses, and general education courses for non-science majors. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous research program involving undergraduate students and contribute to the Department and wider University through service responsibilities. The B.S. Physics program at High Point University was started in August 2010 with a focus on engaging and effective teaching, computational physics, and undergraduate research. The program seeks a dynamic individual who will embrace these values and is passionate about mentoring undergraduates. The successful applicant will have access to startup and institutional research funds, and laboratory and office space in a new undergraduate science building scheduled to open in 2019. High Point University is in the midst of an exciting academic and cultural transformation. The University seeks faculty members who can model the excitement of engagement, discovery, and creativity and who are committed to education as an integrated and transformational process.
A Ph.D. in physics is required; postdoctoral or recent teaching experience is preferred. To apply, submit as one electronic document: (i) a cover letter; (ii) curriculum vitae; (iii) a statement of teaching philosophy (including a description of approaches to teaching both science and non-science majors, as well as examples of classroom practice); (iv) a statement of research interests with details of how you will involve undergraduates; (v) an unofficial transcript with the highest degree awarded; and (vi) names and contact information for three professional references at http://www.highpoint.edu/administration/employment-opportunities/.
Submit questions to Dr. Briana Fiser, Associate Professor and chair of the search committee. Review of applications will begin December 17, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. High Point University is an equal opportunity employer.
About High Point University
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU is a private comprehensive institution, rooted in the liberal arts, with 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students from 48 states and 37 countries. High Point University currently offers 48 undergraduate majors, 51 undergraduate minors and 13 graduate degree programs, including doctoral programs in educational leadership, pharmacy, and physical therapy.
High Point University is committed to academic excellence. Students are mentored by caring faculty who are actively involved in teaching and scholarly research. HPU’s signature experiential learning program differentiates this collegiate experience from others, and reinforces what is taught in the classroom while providing students with resources for professional networking and deep, practical knowledge of their fields.
Founded in 1924, High Point University has a strong academic history and is committed to building character, modeling values, and ensuring that students graduate with not only hands-on experience in their discipline, but also with the life skills necessary to be successful.
The miss...ion of High Point University is to deliver educational experiences that enlighten, challenge, and prepare students to lead lives of significance in complex global communities.
The vision of High Point University is to be a nationally prominent, private institution recognized for the excellence of its academic programs, the depth of its values-based culture, the breadth of its inclusiveness, and the strength of its commitment to helping students lead lives of significance.