The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Appalachian State University invites applications for the position of Department Chair, starting July 1st, 2023.
Qualified candidates will have an earned doctoral degree in a Physics- or Astronomy-related discipline and demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service commensurate with appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.
Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated capacity for innovative and collaborative leadership, evidence of well-developed administrative capabilities, a record of productive scholarship in a physics- or astronomy-related discipline, success in obtaining extramural funding, experience with undergraduate and graduate education, and documentation of strong teaching abilities.
Areas of interest include demonstrated involvement in department-level or institution-level policy creation or management, evidence of interpersonal communication skills, commitment to shared governance, collaboration and consensus-building across physics disciplines, and the ability to manage interdisciplinary, interdepartmental, and external partnerships.
We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated experience engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students and faculty from diverse backgrounds, and/or incorporating diverse perspectives in leadership, research, and teaching.
The successful candidate will provide equitable and inclusive leadership to the department, including advocacy for the department at all levels, will guide curricular development and department initiatives, and support faculty development and student achievements.
Responsibilities also include providing the necessary guidance and support for continued excellence of a vibrant Masters-level Engineering Physics graduate program with a focus on instrumentation and automation.