Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

Posting Information

Posting Information

Position Title Assistant Professor or Associate Professor
Job Posting Number 20180080FAC
Job Location San Marcos
Department Physics
Position Description

The Department of Physics at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the fall of 2018 at either the assistant professor or associate professor rank. The successful candidate will be an experimental condensed matter researcher, and will be able to communicate well with a diverse population of colleagues, students, and administrators.

Required Qualifications

At the assistant professor level the required qualifications are:
1) a Ph.D. or equivalent earned degree in physics or a closely-related field;
2) postdoctoral or equivalent research experience;
3) the ability to teach physics courses at the undergraduate and graduate level;
4) a record of peer-reviewed publications; and
5) the potential to establish an externally-funded research program.

At the associate professor level, in addition to the above, applicants must have established a robust, externally funded, independent research program and demonstrate the ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate level. The eligible candidate will receive the appropriate rank based on university and department standards.

Preferred Qualifications

All candidates whose research complements existing Department research and facilities will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates with the ability to leverage existing capabilities in Microscopy and Molecular Beam Epitaxy. Preference will also be given to candidates with a demonstrated record of research funding who can effectively mentor both undergraduate and graduate students.

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, To ensure full consideration, please submit the following materials by December 15, 2017: a cover letter addressing how the required and preferred qualifications are met; complete curriculum vita; statement of research interests with plans (2-5 pages); a statement of teaching philosophy including interests and experience (1-2 pages); and a list of references with complete contact information for three references.

Applicants selected candidate for interview will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

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Proposed Start Date Fall 2018
Open Date
Review Date 12/15/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research Interests
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Evidence of Teaching Experience/Evaluations
  2. Transcripts
  3. Additional Document
  4. DD 214/DD1300
  5. Veteran's Preference