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Assistant Professor - Physics & Astronomy
Faculty
BGSU Main Campus
11/15/2019
01/06/2020
Ends at 11:59 pm Bowling Green, OH local time
Salary commensurate with education & experience

We seek a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy who will excel in teaching a wide range of undergraduate and graduate astronomy and physics courses including research/training experiences, who will develop and maintain a strong research program in astronomical spectroscopy (preferably one which connects with faculty and research topics in the Center for Pure and Applied Photosciences), and who will contribute to service at all levels.

 

Primary Responsibilities:
- Teach undergraduate courses in astronomy and physics using traditional lecture and active learning pedagogies
- Teach graduate courses in physics and astronomy at the M.S. level
- Initiate an independent research program that generates a high level of scholarly publication and provides research opportunities and training to both graduate and undergraduate students
- Actively seek and obtain external funding to sustain this research program
- Provide service to the department, college, and university, as well as to the profession
 
Preferred Qualifications:
- Demonstrated research interests that contribute to collaborative research efforts among other faculty in the Center for Pure and Applied Photosciences; such candidates may have the opportunity to teach Ph.D. level special topics courses through the Center’s interdisciplinary doctoral program and to involve Ph.D. students in their research
- Postdoctoral research experience beyond that obtained as a doctoral student
- Experience with active learning pedagogies (provide examples, if applicable)
- Experience teaching college-level astronomy or physics courses as instructor of record or as a TA (list courses and role, if applicable)
- Experience with community outreach (provide examples, if applicable)
Minimum Qualifications
- Doctoral degree in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics, or a closely related discipline (e.g., Materials Science or Chemistry)
- Primary research experience related to astronomical spectroscopy at any wavelength: observational, theoretical or experimental
- Demonstrated record of research productivity through multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals
 
Preferred Qualifications:
- Demonstrated research interests that contribute to collaborative research efforts among other faculty in the Center for Pure and Applied Photosciences; such candidates may have the opportunity to teach Ph.D. level special topics courses through the Center’s interdisciplinary doctoral program and to involve Ph.D. students in their research
- Postdoctoral research experience beyond that obtained as a doctoral student
- Experience with active learning pedagogies (provide examples, if applicable)
- Experience teaching college-level astronomy or physics courses as instructor of record or as a TA (list courses and role, if applicable)
- Experience with community outreach (provide examples, if applicable)
Credentials Required for Application:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of research plans
- Statement of teaching interests and philosophy
- Statement addressing commitment and goals to advance diversity in research, instruction, or engagement
- Contact information for three references who will provide current (dated within the past year) letters of recommendation
 
Further Information:
 
For additional information, please contact Dr. Dale Smith, Search Committee Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, dwsmith@bgsu.edu
 
BGSU policy requires finalists to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to receiving an offer of employment.  An official transcript showing the awarding of a doctoral degree will also be required.
 
Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.
 
Information about the Program and College/BGSU:
Bowling Green State University is a high-research, residential university located in northwest Ohio approximately 20 miles south of Toledo, Ohio and 70 miles from Ann Arbor, Michigan and the Detroit airport. BGSU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors and programs, 47 master’s degree programs, and 17 doctoral degree programs. U.S. News and World Report names BGSU as one of the top public universities nationwide with a strong commitment to first-year programs that lead to success. Approximately 20,000 students (including 2900 graduate students) attend BGSU. Over 17% of our students identify as persons of color, and nearly 5% are international students. Of BGSU’s 1200 faculty members, 13% identify as persons of color, 4% hail from different countries. The Division of Diversity and Belonging coordinates affinity groups for faculty and staff who identify as persons of color, Latinx, LGBTQ+, and as persons with disabilities. The University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. For more information, please visit: www.bgsu.edu. 
 
The Department of Physics and Astronomy is a tight-knit group of educators and researchers who currently mentor approximately 35 undergraduate physics majors (B.S.), 12 astronomy minors, and 13 physics M.S. students.  Among our faculty, 15% identify as female, 15% as people of color, and 46% grew up outside the United States. Our research portfolio includes astronomy (observational optical spectroscopy and photometry), a variety of topics in computational physics, and three experimental research labs focused on solid-state materials science.  Four faculty are currently affiliated with BGSU’s Center for Pure and Applied Photosciences, a vibrant interdisciplinary doctoral program involving approximately 60 students in chemistry, biology, and physics; currently 9 of these Ph.D. students are pursuing research in physics.  Additional information about the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and the Center for Pure and Applied Photosciences, at Bowling Green State University can be found at https://www.bgsu.edu/physics and http://www.bgsu.edu/photo.
 

Ad as posted in external sites
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Bowling Green State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level available in August 2020.  We seek an astronomer or astrophysicist committed to teaching undergraduate and graduate physics students, astronomy minors, and general education students; to mentoring undergraduate and graduate research projects; and to developing a strong, independent research program related to spectroscopy at any wavelength (observational, theoretical, or experimental).  A Ph.D. in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics, or a closely related field (e.g., Materials Science, Chemistry) is required, as is a primary research experience related to astronomical spectroscopy at any wavelength (observational, theoretical or experimental), and a demonstrated record of research productivity through multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals.  Preferred Qualifications include: Demonstrated research interests that contribute to collaborative research efforts among other faculty in the Center for Pure and Applied Photosciences (such candidates may have the opportunity to teach Ph.D. level special topics courses through the Center’s interdisciplinary doctoral program and to involve Ph.D. students in their research); postdoctoral research experience beyond that obtained as a doctoral student; experience with active learning pedagogies (provide examples, if applicable); experience teaching college-level astronomy or physics courses as instructor of record or as a TA (list courses and role, if applicable); and experience with community outreach (provide examples, if applicable).

Application materials must include a cover letter, a CV, and statements of both research plans and teaching interests and philosophy.  Additionally, a statement addressing commitment and goals to advance diversity in research, instruction, or engagement is required.   Names and email addresses must also be provided for three professional references who will provide current (dated within the past year) letters of recommendation. The application deadline is January 6, 2020.  

All materials are to be submitted electronically through  https://bgsu.hiretouch.com where a complete job description and instructions on how to apply for this position are also available. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.  A background check and official transcripts are required for employment.  BGSU is an AA/EEO/Vet employer dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty and staff.  We encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

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