Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics/Physical Science/Materials Science

  • Fayetteville State University
  • Fayetteville, NC
  • Apr 08, 2021
Full time Physics & Astronomy Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description

Position Number: 002254

Department: Chemistry, Physics, Material Science

Posting Number: 0401236

Description of primary duties and responsibilities:

The Department of Chemistry, Physics, & Materials Science at Fayetteville State University (FSU) invites applications for a 9-month full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics/Physical Science/Materials Science to begin in Fall 2021. The position is for one-year and is not renewable as a fixed-term. It is highly anticipated that the position will be re-advertised as a tenure-track position in the Fall 2021, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to apply for the tenure-track position.

Accredited by the American Chemical Society, the Department offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in Chemistry, with concentrations in General Chemistry, Materials Science, Biochemistry, Pre-Health, Pre-Pharmacy, and Chemical Entrepreneurship, as well as academic minors in chemistry, physics, and materials science. Additionally, the Department supports a 3+2 B.S. Chemical Engineering/B.S. Chemistry dual degree program with North Carolina State University. The Department provides students with a quality education through a basic liberal-arts foundation and prepares students with the ability to provide quality chemical/materials analysis through various analytical methods and instrumentations.

The Department operates FSU Planetarium, Observatory, Southeastern North Carolina Regional Microanalytical and Imaging Consortium (SENCR-MIC) and Interdisciplinary Materials Research and Education Laboratory (IMREL), and the FSU Core Instrument Facility, which are equipped with many the-state-of-the-art analytical instruments such as electron microprobe, scanning electron microscope, atomic force microscope, x-ray diffractometer, UV-Vis, Raman, fluorescence, FTIR, NMR, HPLC, HPLC-MS/MS, GC, GC/MS/MS, CE etc. To obtain additional information about the department, please visit the website at

Fayetteville State University is a member of University of North Carolina (UNC) system located in Fayetteville, NC. Fayetteville is in the Sandhills region of North Carolina, and residents enjoy mild temperatures, four distinct seasons, a low cost of living, and easy access to beautiful Carolina beaches.

Description of Work Continued:

Essential Duties:

A. Faculty Duties and Responsibilities

1. Teaching: The faculty member is expected to prepare for and teach 12 credits per semester, as well as hold 10 office hours per week.

2. Assessment: The faculty member is expected to assess learning outcomes at the course and program-level.

3. Student Advocacy: The faculty member should be committed to student learning/success and be available to help students as may be needed.

4.Curriculum Development: The faculty member must be current in his or her field and transfer that knowledge to students in course content and teaching pedagogy, as well as curriculum updates.

5. Service: The faculty member is expected to participate in departmental, college, university, and community service activities, such as Founder's Day, Convocation, commencement, Fall Preview, Spring Open House, etc.

B. Essential Teaching Duties:

In addition to the regular faculty responsibilities listed above, the Physics/Physical Science/Materials Science faculty will:

1. Teach daytime, evening and/or online

sections of:

a. Algebra-based physics: PHYS 115 General Physics I Lecture, PHYS 116 General Physics II Lecture

b. Calculus-based physics: PHYS 125 College Physics I Lecture, PHYS 125L College Physics I Lab, PHYS 126 College Physics II Lecture, PHYS 126L College Physics II Lab.

c. Other courses to include but not limited to: NSCI 100 Calculations in Science, NSCI 111 Comprehensive Physical Science Lecture, NSCI 111L Comprehensive Physical Science Lab, and Materials Science courses depending on their teaching experience and academic qualifications.

2. Collect common course assessment data for assigned classes and analyze according to Departmental guidelines and report the data in a timely manner.

3. Collaborate with Departmental faculty to develop curriculum assessment documents and assess course learning outcomes at the course and program level.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

This position requires a Ph.D. in Physics, Physical Science, Materials Science, or a closely related field, with 18 graduate credit hours in Physics. The successful candidate must be able to integrate technology/software and have a strong interest and willingness to play a lead role in integrating web-based instructional resources into their teaching. Ability to teach students from diverse backgrounds is critical.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate documentation of successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

All prospective applicants must apply on-line at A complete application includes:

1) A cover letter explaining how the applicant meets the minimum requirements and any preferred qualifications.

2) CV

3) Statement of teaching philosophy

4) Statement of research interest.

5) An electronic copy of the applicant's graduate transcript(s). If short-listed to interview, the applicant should have hard copies of their official undergraduate and graduate transcripts as well as three letters of reference to:

Daniel E. Autrey, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Interim Chair

Department of Chemistry, Physics, & Materials Science

Fayetteville State University

1200 Murchison Road

Fayetteville, NC 28301

Additional Information for Applicants:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.

EEO Statement:

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, political affiliation or sexual orientation. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veteran's Statement:

Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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