Assistant Professor of Physics
|Announcement Number||FAC - VA - 17004|
|Quick Link for Internal Postings||http://jobs.montana.edu/postings/4759|
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Sarah Barutha, Search Manager at (406)-994-6186
|Working Title||Assistant Professor of Physics|
|Brief Position Overview||
The Department of Physics at Montana State University -Bozeman invites applications for a tenure track position in the area of Observational/Astrophysical Astronomy with an emphasis on extreme stellar objects. The appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor level.This is an academic year appointment with the opportunity for summer employment.
|Faculty Tenure Track||Yes|
|Faculty Rank||Assistant Professor|
|Division||College of Letters & Science|
|Contract Term||Academic Year|
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|Union Affiliation||Exempt from Collective Bargaining|
|Salary||Regionally competitive salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.|
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The Department of Physics at Montana State University invites applications for a tenure-track position with a research emphasis in observational astronomy of extreme stellar objects. Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. in physics or related field and will have demonstrated the potential to develop and conduct a vigorous research program in areas related to the study, development, and application of observational astronomy of extreme stellar objects. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching and research, and will complement current research collaborations in the Department of Physics. The appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor level.
|Duties and Responsibilities||
The new faculty member is expected to develop a competitive and internationally recognized grant-funded research program focused on observational astronomy of extreme stellar objects. The new faculty member is expected to teach physics at both the undergraduate and graduate level, mentor undergraduate and Ph.D. students in research projects, and diversify the department’s research and teaching portfolio.
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|Position Special Requirements/Additional Information|
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
The Department of Physics is in the College of Letters and Science. The department is committed to education and research in physics, the study of the fundamental universal laws that govern the behavior of matter and energy, and the exploration of the consequences and applications of those laws. The Department of Physics is widely known for its excellent teaching and student mentoring and plays an important role in the university’s Core Curriculum. The Department of Physics has strong academic programs with several options for undergraduate physics majors, leading to the B.S. degree, as well as graduate curricula leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.
The principal concentrations of the department’s research groups are in Astrophysics, Relativity and Cosmology, Condensed Matter Physics, Lasers and Optics, Physics Education, Solar Physics, and the Space Science and Engineering Lab. Numerous outreach activities carry physics to K-12 teachers, classrooms, and the general public. Student involvement is central to the department’s educational, research, and outreach activities. The varied accomplishments of our department are a tribute to the extraordinary efforts of the 26 tenure-track and research faculty, 13 postdoctoral fellows and scientists,
Additional information can be found on the departmental website:
The College of Letters and Science (L&S), the largest center for learning, teaching and research at Montana State University, offers students an excellent liberal arts and sciences education in nearly 50 majors, 25 minors and over 25 graduate degrees within the four areas of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics and social sciences.
Building on the great strength of our traditional disciplines, the college provides exciting opportunities for faculty and students at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary inquiry. L&S is dedicated to supporting student success, discovering and disseminating new knowledge, and providing an atmosphere in which discovery and learning are integrated and valued. L&S is at the confluence of intellectual tradition, discovery, and innovation.
Posting Detail Information
|Number of Vacancies||1|
|Desired Start Date||August 16, 2017|
|Position End Date (if temporary)|
|Applications will be:||
Screening of applications will begin on October 14, 2016; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.
Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
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