The Department of Physics at North Carolina A&T State University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the field of Astronomy starting in August 2020. The appointment is expected to be at the assistant professor level. An appointment at a higher rank might be considered for exceptionally qualified applicants. In particular the Department is seeking qualified candidates who can develop a vigorous research program in the area of observational, computational, or theoretical Astronomy or astrophysics. The Department of Physics is an active department of twelve faculty who are heavily engaged in research areas that include experimental nuclear physics, experimental and theoretical chemical physics, experimental biological and soft matter physics, computational physics, atmospheric sciences and meteorology, general relativity, and condensed matter physics. The department serves both undergraduate and graduate students at the MS and PhD level.
The ideal candidate will establish and maintain a vigorous funded research program, collaborate with other science and technology faculty and direct the research activities of graduate students. Mentoring undergraduate research students is also expected. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, engaging in accreditation processes, program assessment and service to the department, College and University.
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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is an 1890 land-grant doctoral research university dedicated to learning, discovery, and community engagement. The College of Science and Technology is a national leader that serves and engages the citizens of the state of North Carolina, the nation, and the world through preeminence in science and technology education, research, discovery, and innovation. The College houses the departments of Applied Engineering Technology, Biology, Built Environment, Chemistry, Computer Systems Technology, Graphic Design Systems, Mathematics, Physics, and the PhD Program of Applied Science Technology.
The Department of Physics is an active department with twelve full time faculty who are heavily engaged in research. Current research areas include experimental nuclear physics, experimental and theoretical chemical physics, experimental biological and soft matter physics, computational physics, atmospheric sciences and meteorology, general relativity, and condensed matter physics. The department of Physics offers a Bachelor of Science in Physics, Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science and Meteorology, a Master of Science in Physics, and a concentration in Applied Physics under the College PhD Program in Applied Science and Technology.
Internal job number: 001425
Candidates must have earned a PhD in Astronomy or Physics by the anticipated date of hire.
Candidates with the following experience and/or training are preferred: Postdoctoral experience Demonstrated record of research in astronomy is preferred Ability to develop a research program in the area of astronomy
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