Faculty Openings

Teaching Professor: Open Rank

The Physics Department at North Carolina State University is seeking a dedicated educator to lead efforts to improve our introductory physics lab sequence using tools from modern Physics Education Research.

Applications are invited for a full-time Open Rank Teaching Professor position (Professional Faculty Track) in the NC State University Department of Physics beginning in Summer or Fall 2021. This position is accorded professional rank with an initial appointment for three years and the opportunity of renewal and promotion to higher faculty rank.

The focus of the position is on creating and equipping modern, engaging, introductory physics laboratory courses for non-majors, based on pedagogical best-practices. This will include a commitment to improving the success of students from marginalized and under-represented groups, through both the application of research-based methods and cooperation with existing campus programs. The candidate will also regularly teach lab and/or lecture classes and supervise graduate teaching assistants in pedagogy, inclusive practices, and professionalism. Other roles and responsibilities will be shaped by the strengths and interests of the individual.

Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the College of Sciences and the University. The selected candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is supportive and welcoming of all groups.

Requirements for the position: Ph.D in Physics, Physics Education, or a related technical or scientific field, with teaching experience.

Review of applications will begin on 4 January 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Application Link
Contact Information: Karen Daniels kdaniel@ncsu.edu (Search Committee Chair)

Our Vision

Our faculty envision the NC State Department of Physics as performing creative, highly visible research in fundamental and applied science. Our vision blends fundamental physics and applications, theory and experiment, and integrates research and innovative teaching to create a vibrant intellectual atmosphere within a welcoming and collegial environment.

We are looking for faculty who share this vision, who will establish highly competitive research programs, and who will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring. While these searches are broadly defined, we seek candidates who are open to collaborations in areas of current research strengths in the department and on our campus.

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919.515.3148. The university is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.