School of Engineering, Full-time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor-PHY

University of Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 29, 2022

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.

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 3,300 undergraduate students in 27 majors and provides graduate programs in Biology, Applied Mathematical Science, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Computational Science, Data 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

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Duties include teaching day/evening classes, graduate/undergraduate courses, face-to-face/online 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 and graduate courses, conduct active research in an area of engineering physics/applied physics that also supports and promotes the department’s strong commitment to undergraduate 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.

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.

Experience Preferred:

The candidate must have earned a Ph.D. in the area of Engineering Physics, Physics, or a closely related field, or must complete this degree by August 1, 2023.


Candidates from all areas of Engineering Physics and Physics will be considered; however, preference may be given to candidates with a background and research in an area that complements current school research programs in condensed matter physics, biomaterials, biophysics, biofluids, biomedical or engineering and physics applications of artificial intelligence, biomedical implants and bone scaffolds, cochlear implants, computational science, computational material science, dynamic systems, Internet of Things, machine learning, medical image processing, medical devices, microfluidics for biomedical and energy applications, nanofibers, and smart devices. The successful candidate should be able to develop a research program that includes undergraduates and teaching experience in lower division and upper division engineering courses. 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 engineering physics classroom and laboratory courses. Previous university teaching experience and an ability to support the department’s general engineering and physics service courses is preferred.

Physical Demands:

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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