Assistant Professor (Physics)

  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Prairie View, TX, USA
  • May 05, 2022
Full time Physics & Astronomy

Job Description


Prairie View A&M University

Assistant Professor (Physics)

Job Title
Assistant Professor (Physics)

Prairie View A&M University


Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Prairie View, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

The Department of Physics, housed in the Brailsford College of Arts and Sciences at Prairie View A&M University, invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position for the rank of Assistant Professor. Responsibilities include teaching lecture and laboratory courses at the undergraduate level, conducting research involving undergraduate students, as well as service to the department, college, university, and field. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply though we particularly encourage candidates with prior teaching experience in physics at community or four year college level. Preference will be given to candidates who foster a culture of diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. This appointment begins fall 2022.

  • Teach lecture and laboratory courses, advise students, participate in curriculum and program development. Supervision of undergraduate students in their research projects.
  • Actively engage in scholarly research activities aimed at publication of research in peer-reviewed journals, and presentations of research work at professional conferences. Grant proposal writing in search for external funding support for individual and collaborative research projects.
  • Engage in student recruitment for undergraduate and graduate programs, take on committee assignments at department, college and University levels. Provide service to the community and the profession.

Required Education & Experience:
  • Ph.D. in Physics and postdoctoral work with substantial research experience in any area of physics.
  • A solid record of published research commensurate with years since receiving Ph.D.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Able and willing to teach courses in Physical Science, General Physics, and University Physics lecture and laboratory courses;
  • Able to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with departmental colleagues in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.
  • Ability to develop and sustain an independent, externally funded undergraduate research program focused on advancing the science of their expertise.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Physics and 2 years of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Prior teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
  • A research program which complements the expertise of current faculty members and applies innovative methods to solve contemporary problems in their field of expertise.

Job Posting Close Date:
  • Open until filled

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter

Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed in the above "Required Attachments" section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or should you need assistance with the online application process.

Background Check Requirements:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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About Us
For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System. The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

PVAMU is conveniently located near the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor. The developing Northwest Houston Corridor offers newly developed suburban communities, a variety of shopping and dining near the Houston Premium Outlets and is a short, 35-minute commute into downtown Houston. For more information, visit Your career opportunities with a “University of the first class” begins here!

Prairie View A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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