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Physics Term Faculty

Employer
American University
Location
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 11, 2024


American University is a student-centered research institution located in Washington, DC, with highly-ranked schools and colleges, internationally-renowned faculty, and a reputation for creating meaningful change in the world. Learn more about American University

Department:

College of Arts & Sciences

Time Type:

Full time

Job Description:

The Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment for Academic Year 2024-25, starting on August 1, 2024. Rank will be dependent on experience and stature in the field. The appointment is a 9-month academic year term position, with the potential for additional duties and compensation during summers, and the potential for renewal contingent on department needs, budgets, and incumbent performance. Applicants should preferably hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in Physics or a closely related discipline. Applicants with a Master’s degree and highly qualified applicants with significant experience and expertise in conducting or supporting experimental physics research will also be considered.

Responsibilities include teaching three undergraduate courses per year. Courses taught may include, but are not necessarily limited to, electronics, experimental physics, and physics laboratories. The ability to teach across the physics discipline is preferred. All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities and service. In addition to teaching three courses per year, responsibilities will also include supporting experimental research activities in the Department of Physics and the College, managing the department's machine shop and electronics laboratories, providing support to the department’s Design and Build Lab (DaBL), and mentoring student research. Qualified candidates should have expertise in fabrication, machining, and electronics, as applied to supporting experimental research laboratories. Experience obtaining or supporting externally funded research is preferred.

Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin March 25, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled, subject to ongoing budgetary approval. Please submit applications via: https://american.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/AU/job/Main-Campus-Washington-DC/Physics-Term-Faculty_R923 . Include (1) a cover letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) the names and contact information of three references who would be willing to submit letters upon request, and (4) recent teaching evaluations (when possible). The cover letter should address your experience and qualifications as relevant to the position, why you are interested in the position, and how the position fits with your career goals. We welcome questions about the position, directed to physicssearch@american.edu .

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit www.american.edu . The Department of Physics offers only undergraduate programs. Learn more about The College of Arts & Services at www.american.edu/cas/ and about the Department of Physics at www.american.edu/cas/physics/ .

Candidates from under-represented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit www.american.edu . American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.

American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

Benefits

AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, several leadership development certificates, and has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly worksite. Click here to learn about American University's unique benefit options .

Other Details
  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check.

  • Employees in staff positions at American University must deliver their services to the university from either the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia, or perform work on-site at the university.

  • Please note this job announcement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

  • American University is an E-Verify employer.

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Contact Us

For more information or assistance with the American University careers site, email theworkline@american.edu .

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.

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