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Assistant Professor - Physics

Farmingdale State College - SUNY
Farmingdale, New York
Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package
Posted Date
Nov 1, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Farmingdale State College - Assistant Professor - Physics

Thank you for considering Farmingdale State College in your search.

About Farmingdale State College:

Farmingdale State College (FSC) is the State University of New York's largest college of applied science and technology with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students. A leader in applied and experiential learning, the college delivers rigorous programs that equip graduates with the academic foundation and skills sought by both emerging industries and graduate institutions. FSC offers 37 undergraduate degrees and a Master's in Technology Management through its Schools of Business, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, and Arts & Sciences. Known as a pioneer in the alternative energy field, the college also boasts a highly successful NCAA Division III athletics program. FSC's strong culture of civic responsibility and engaged learning has led to reciprocal partnerships throughout the Long Island region.


Farmingdale State College is among the nation's fastest growing colleges. Its programs regularly earn regional and national recognition as well as honors for both quality and value. Consistently ranked as a leader in return on investment and affordability, FSC is known as one of the safest colleges in the nation according to multiple rankings. The campus is located on 380 lush acres in the heart of Long Island, approximately 45 minutes by rail or automobile from New York City.


Job Description:


Farmingdale State College is a four-year institution of the State University of New York offering an array of specialized baccalaureate degrees designed to train the leaders of the future. The Department of Physics plays a central role in providing Farmingdale students with the theoretical background essential for their success. Farmingdale State College invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Physics. The position requires a full teaching load in physics and physical science; research leading to publications in peer-reviewed journals; duties in student advisement; curriculum development; and department and college-wide service activities. Excellent communications skills and superb interpersonal skills are imperative.


All faculty members at Farmingdale State College have three workload components: teaching, research and scholarly activity, and service.  The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest and high level of competence in teaching.  Candidates should have a research agenda that complements their area of academic specialty resulting in peer-reviewed publications and presentations, both of which are necessary for promotion and tenure at Farmingdale State College.  The service component of the workload includes student advisement as well as active participation on departmental, school and college-wide committees. The faculty member may be expected to teach in multiple formats including hybrid, online and traditional face-to-face classes.


The college particularly welcomes candidates with knowledge, skills and abilities that include:


  • Commitment to diversity and university initiatives supportive of diversity and inclusion. Interest in participating in student-centered service activities. Desire to apply expertise in promoting civic engagement with the College's many community partners.





  • Completed PhD in Physics or a closely related field. Minimum 1 year experience teaching undergraduate physics or two years as a teaching assistant. Postdoctoral research experience.



  • Demonstrated ability to involve undergraduate students in research

Additional Information:


This is a 10-month UUP faculty position.


  • For the first 10 working days, beginning Monday, October 17, 2022 and ending Friday, October 28, 2022, applications will be limited to UUP Farmingdale. CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 ANTICIPATED START DATE: September 1, 2023 (possibly January 30, 2023)

The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans.




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Farmingdale State College seeks a broad and diverse pool of candidates for this position. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status.


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Application Instructions:


Interested candidates may apply by clicking on the "Apply Now" link at the top or bottom of this page. The following documents are required for all positions:


  • Cover Letter Resume/C.V.

Additional instructions for faculty positions: Your cover letter must include a statement on teaching philosophy and methodology. Please attach copies of teaching evaluations and an unofficial copy of graduate transcripts (showing highest degree awarded/currently in process). Candidates invited for interviews will be asked to make a presentation on their research/creative activities as well as a separate teaching demonstration.


Only applications made through Farmingdale's electronic application system will be accepted. Once you successfully apply you will receive an email as confirmation and be directed to another page in order to upload additional documents. Returning applicants may login to their Farmingdale State College Careers Account to apply for this position. See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.


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