Assistant/Associate Professor Physics

Tenure-Track Faculty Position Announcement

Department:  Physics                        Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor

Specialization(s): Bio-physics or bio-nanotechnology, high-resolution imaging of biomaterials; experimentalist preferred.

Date Posted: October 18, 2013

Position #: 14-011

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Teaching of introductory, upper and masters degree-level courses for physics and other science majors, and elementary core courses for other undergraduates; mentoring majors; scholarly research with strong potential for undergraduate and master's degree student participation including establishing a laboratory in a new science building now under construction (anticipated opening, spring 2015); scientific interaction with departmental faculty; participation in collegial service and professional activities. Successful candidate will be expected to help develop the recently established master's program in applied physics.

Candidate must be committed to teaching within a vibrant/demanding public liberal arts and sciences environment, and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, mentoring and research with undergraduates. All faculty at SCSU share in academic advising and participate in department/university service. Nominal teaching load is 12 credit-hours per semester.

Tenure-track faculty at SCSU are expected to conduct creative activity/research in their area of expertise. These activities include, but are not limited to, research leading to publication of books and/or articles in academic and professional journals, performances in the fine and performing arts, seeking funding in support of research and teaching needs, and contributing to workshops and conferences.

SCSU is a student-centered institution and we regard student success as our highest priority. We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in physics, bio-physics, material science or closely related field and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education with evidence of teaching effectiveness and ability to perform research that potentially involves undergraduate and master's degree students, preferably in collaboration with current department faculty.

Preferred Qualifications:

Primary interest in bio-materials physics or bio-nanotechnology, experimentalist preferred in the field of high resolution imaging of biomaterials using novel imaging technologies. Preference will be given to applicant committed to collaborating with one or more of the current faculty members. In addition to excellence in teaching, we value participation in the scientific community by faculty and students. Our department houses a significant component of an NSF-supported Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, in collaboration with Yale University [] and a Nanotechnology Center.

Application Process:

Please submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, letter describing professional goals and statement of teaching perspective and scholarly interests. Identify at least three references with e-mail addresses and phone numbers. Send materials to Dr. Christine Broadbridge, Chairperson, Department of Physics, Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent St, New Haven, CT 06515 or e-mail to:

In order for your application to be given full consideration, all materials must be received by January 15, 2014. Position will remain open until filled.