Assistant Professor of Physics
The Department of Physics at Cleveland State University invites
applicants for a tenure track assistant professor to begin on
August 22, 2022. The Physics department
at CSU offers M.S. degree programs in optics &
materials and Applied Physics and both B.A. and B.S. degrees in
physics. We seek a theoretical/computational physicist or an
applied/experimental physicist who can complement the department’s
research strengths. CSU is committed to academic
excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student
body. CSU is striving to be a nationally recognized and
student-focused public research institution that provides
accessible, affordable, and Engaged Learning opportunities for
The successful applicant will be expected to pursue an on-campus
research program that will actively and sustainably involve both
undergraduates and graduate students, and to apply for external
funding. They will also be an engaged instructor expected to teach
both upper-level/graduate and introductory courses. More
information about the CSU Physics Department can be found
Minimum qualifications include:
- a Ph.D. in Physics or closely related field on or before
July 1, 2022.
- commitment to physics education through teaching
excellence, and enthusiasm for teaching undergraduates.
- actively engaged in research with peer-reviewed
Preferred qualifications include:
- postdoctoral research experience, or equivalent,
accumulated by the hiring date.
- excellent communication skills and ability to work
effectively with diverse students.
- potential to contribute to the research culture of CSU’s
Physics Department and to engage both graduates and undergraduates
- existing external funding or potential to acquire
- demonstrated success or potential to teach all levels of
physics classes. The teaching statement may also include details
about inclusive and evidence-based teaching practices the candidate
has employed or will employ at CSU.
- intent and potential to positively contribute to an
inclusive culture at CSU and work with CSU’s diverse
population of students, faculty, and staff.
Review of applications will begin on January 17th, 2022
and will continue until the position is filled.
Preference will be given to candidates with applications that are
submitted by the above specified date. A complete
application includes a cover letter, CV, research statement,
teaching statement, a diversity equity and inclusion statement, an
unofficial transcript and/or a summary of graduate coursework, and
letters from three references. Successful candidates will use these
application materials to collectively demonstrate the extent to
which they meet the minimum and preferred qualifications. Research
statements should begin with a brief summary and describe not only
the proposed research but how the faculty will engage masters and
undergraduate student researchers. Teaching statements should
include a teaching philosophy, description of previous teaching
experience and may also include details about inclusive and
evidence-based practices. For the diversity equity and inclusion
statement, Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a
racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body.
Diversity is extremely important to CSU. In the diversity
statement of your application, you must explain your experience
serving diverse students and how you will make a positive
contribution to CSU’s inclusive community. For applicants who have
not yet had the opportunity for such experience, note how your work
will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and mission as an
urban serving university.
For details on the application process, see https://hrjobs.csuohio.edu/postings/15425.
Inquiries about the job, application process, university, or
region may be sent to the search committee chair, Dr. Jessica
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and competitive with
other research-intensive universities. Startup funds are
It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal
opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran
or disabled status, or genetic information. Hire is contingent upon
the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the State of
Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion
of the University’s verification of credentials (including evidence
of a Ph.D.) and other information required by law and/or University
policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal