Assistant Professor of Exper. Physics - Science and Mathematics

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Maritime Academy
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Natural Sciences

 

Department:  Sciences and Mathematics

Title:  Assistant Professor of Experimental Physics (REPOST)

Status:  Full-time Tenure Track

Approximate Starting Date:  August 2022

 Applicants expecting to be considered at this time must complete an online employment application and submit requested materials to Human Resources by close of business on February 4, 2022 to receive priority consideration for the position.  This position will remain open until filled.

The Department of Sciences and Mathematics of California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Experimental Physics beginning August 2022. We seek a collegial, dynamic educator committed to creating an environment of active student learning while engaging in scholarly activity and service in accordance with the mission and goals of the Department and University. In addition to teaching a variety of undergraduate physics courses to students in our seven degree-granting majors, the new hire will take a leadership role in the development of specialized, hands-on, immersive learning activities, and in the development of specialized equipment in collaboration with our oceanography and engineering faculty and students.  Startup funds will be made available to the successful candidate.  The Department is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

ABOUT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY MARITIME ACADEMY (Cal Maritime): Located on a compact but scenic waterfront campus in Vallejo, California (30 miles northeast of San Francisco), California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) is a unique and specialized campus of the 23-campus system. Serving a population of approximately 1100 undergraduate and 50 graduate students, we are one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States — and the only one on the West Coast. 

Cal Maritime offers seven baccalaureate degrees in Business Administration, Global Studies and Maritime Affairs, Facilities Engineering Technology, Marine Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering,  Marine Transportation and Oceanography. The undergraduate curriculum includes licensing programs for future merchant marine, coast guard and naval reserve officers. Cal Maritime also offers a Master of Science in Transportation and Engineering Management degree.  Please visit our website for more information about California State University Maritime Academy .

Our programs focus on intellectual learning, applied technology, leadership development, and global awareness.  Cal Maritime students participate in training cruises aboard the Training Ship Golden Bear or other international educational experiences - gaining a unique perspective on our increasingly global culture and economy.  Cal Maritime is committed to being a leading educational institution recognized for excellence in the business, engineering, operations, security and policy of the transportation industries of the Pacific Rim and beyond.  We are equally committed to hiring and retaining diverse and dedicated faculty and staff who lead the way in helping our students expand their knowledge and potential.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS: Our department is a collegial group of 18 faculty members –  11 tenured/tenure-track and 7 adjunct.  The Oceanography major is housed in our Department.  Additionally, we offer lower division, foundational science and math courses for all other majors offered at our University.  We also offer a Mathematics minor as well as a minor in Oceanography.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Full-time (12 units per semester) teaching of a variety of undergraduate physics courses, occasionally teaching courses in  other physical sciences or in mathematics. During the first two years of teaching, the teaching load is reduced to 9 units per semester.
  • Maintain an active program of research and scholarship, especially research involving Cal Maritime undergraduate students.
  • Development of specialized learning activities and, occasionally, of new physical science courses.
  • Share in the duties of academic advising of students and other departmental services.
  • Attend departmental meetings and engage in curricular development and assessment of learning outcomes.
  • Engage in training and mentoring to improve teaching skills and abilities.
  • Take leadership in the development of specialized equipment and of hands-on, immersive learning activities tailored to the needs of the physics program.
  • Work with our Department and School on exploring and establishing new degree programs and/or certificates.
  • Participate in activities serving the department, school, university and community.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ph.D. in Physics.
  • Evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate level.
  • Ability to teach courses in physical sciences ranging from introductory through upper level courses.
  • An ongoing program of research and scholarship. 
  • Interest in serving the campus-at-large through committee work.

 DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicants with postdoctoral experience who can establish an active research program will be given preference.  As a small campus, we are working towards building more in-house laboratory capacity and actively support continuing collaborations as well as the development of new collaborations with external institutions. Additionally, our faculty are actively engaged in several research groups supported by the CSU system.
  • A genuine passion for teaching, scholarship, and service.
  • Knowledge of innovative and effective teaching methods. Experience designing and implementing new physical sciences courses.

SALARY COMPENSATION: Salary is commensurate with the education, qualifications, and experience of the individual.

BENEFITS:   An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available for “qualifying” positions which includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement plans, fee waiver, vacation, and sick leave.   

 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

 PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: 

  • Typical classroom and office environment are in a two-story building with elevator access.
  • Training Ship:  Some classrooms (if applicable)  are aboard the training ship and require climbing up and down ship ladders and gangways; lifting and carrying material from pier to training ship; and occasional work in excess heat, cold, dampness or dry atmospheric conditions.

 ELIGIBILITY TO WORK

  • Applicants must provide proof of US citizenship or authorization to work in the United States within three days from the date of hire.
  • A background check investigation (including criminal records check) is required prior to employment. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of a current CSU employees who was conditionally offered the position.
  • Applicants must submit on hire official documentation as proof of degree, license, or certificates as required.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested parties must apply on-line through our Cal Maritime Jobs website.  Click “APPLY NOW” to complete and submit the Cal Maritime Employment Application and attach the following:

 Cal Maritime Employment Application (required)

  1. Letter of interest/application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications.
  2. CV (including current email address)
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Statement of research interest and goals
  5. Copy of transcript from all institutions at which graduate work and terminal degree was completed
  6. Letters of recommendation from three professional references to be sent directly to SLS@csum.edu
  7. In later phases of the search, Finalist may be requested to provide the following information prior to a final campus interview:
    1. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references
    2. Teaching evaluations (if any)
    3. Other information as needed

NOTIFICATION:  Based upon a review of applications and accompanying documents, only those persons whose qualifications best match job requirements will be interviewed.  Applicants not selected for an interview will be notified only after the position closes and the successful candidate has been selected. 

TITLE IX:  Please view the Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator at on the CSU Title IX website.

EEO STATEMENT: Cal Maritime is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable Accommodations will be provided to applicants with qualifying disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Benefits Coordinator at (707) 654-1146.

DISCLAIMER:  The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or changed.

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