Assistant Professor--Solid State Physics

  • Appalachian State University
  • Boone, NC, USA
  • Oct 10, 2023
Full time Physics & Astronomy

Job Description


Assistant Professor--Solid State Physics

Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Department: Physics & Astronomy - 250700

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science or Engineering, or a related field.

Candidates must have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate education.

Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence in teaching and research.

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
Candidates with research experience in condensed-matter physics aligned with one of the following research areas are encouraged to apply: (1) Nanoscale imaging and characterization; (2) Nanofabrication; or (3) Surface science and/or low-dimensional materials.

Candidates with an interest in developing industry and/or agency connections are encouraged to apply.

License/Certification Required

Description of the Department or Unit
Facilities include different types of scanning-probe, electron, and ion microscopes, thin-film deposition systems, nanofabrication and low-temperature facilities, and staffed machine and electronics shops. Start-up funds will be available to the successful candidate.

The department offers a B.A. in Physics, a B.S. in Physics with a concentration in Applied Physics, and a B.S. in Physics with a concentration in Secondary Education. Additionally, the department’s M.S. program in Engineering Physics is a national leader in instrumentation and automation. The faculty includes 15.5 TT and 11 full-time NTT members. Both undergraduate and graduate programs are consistently ranked among the largest in the country by the AIP when compared to other Masters granting institutions: enrollment exceeds 170 undergraduate majors and 20+ graduate students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Candidates are expected to develop a research program that, in addition to involving undergraduate and M.S. students, can attract external funding, and develop collaborations within the department.
Candidates are expected to make significant contributions to the M.S. program in Engineering Physics.

Proposed Date of Hire: 08/19/2024
Suggested Salary Range: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Evaluation of Applications Begins: 11/01/2023

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Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

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