• Physics/Applied Physics/Engineering Physics, Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

    Posted Date 4 months ago(11/9/2018 5:41 PM)
    Proposed Salary Range
    Commensurate with credentials and experience.
    Hours Per Week
    Weeks Per Year
    # of Openings
    Engineering & Physics
    Regular Workdays/Hours
    Monday through Friday
    Exempt Status
    Job ID
    Targeted Job Start Date
  • Special Instructions to Applicants

    Transcripts for undergraduate and graduate degrees and degrees in progress, a teaching statement, and a research statement (describing area of research and how students are able to participate) are required.  Please submit your transcripts and statements under Optional Documents.

    College/Department Overview

    The College of Mathematics and Science currently has 135 full-time and over 70 part-time faculty in 7 academic departments.  The College serves more than 3,600 undergraduate students in 26 majors and provides graduate programs in Biology, Applied Mathematical Science, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Computational Science, Computer Science, Engineering Physics, and Nursing. Accreditation/Certification is held by ABET, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the American Board of Funeral Service Education, and the American Chemical Society.  UCO is an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research.  For further information, see our website at http://www.uco.edu/cms.

    Position Overview

    Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies.  Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university.  Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers.  Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty.  Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested.  Prepares departmental reports as requested.  Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook.  Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service are expected.  This position is a full-time, tenure-track position.

    Department Specific Essential Job Functions

    Duties include teaching day/evening classes, graduate/undergraduate courses, scholarly activities, and service to the department, college and university.  The successful candidate will work with students in and out of the classroom, teaching undergraduate (including introductory service courses and online courses) as well as graduate courses in Physics and Engineering Physics, and conduct active research in area of applied physics or computational physics that also supports and promotes the department's strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate student research.  The successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in professional activities.  Other responsibilities will include serving on departmental, college and university committees, and service activities appropriate to rank and appointment.

    Qualifications/Experience Required

    Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). **NOTE** If the doctorate is not obtained and submitted by the time of employment, the position rank will change to TT-Instructor.

    Qualifications/Experience Preferred

    The candidate must have an earned Ph.D. in the area of Physics or a closely related field, or must complete this degree by August 1, 2019.  Previous university teaching experience is preferred.


    The candidate with research in an area of applied physics or computational physics that complements current faculty research interests (such as biophysics, imaging processing, materials science, applied thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, control systems, and communication) and teaching experience in lower division and upper division physics courses will be given preference.  Experience in a multidisciplinary department with ABET accredited Engineering programs is preferred.  The successful candidate will be required to teach a broad range of undergraduate and graduate physics classroom and laboratory courses, as well as general education physical science courses.  Candidates must also be able to provide instructional support for classroom and laboratory engineering courses (such as mechanics, thermodynamics, optics, and electronics).

    Physical Demands

    Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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