The Department of Physics at the University of Southern Maine invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2019. The candidate can expect to teach a mix of introductory and upper level courses and/or labs. The successful candidate should have demonstrated excellence in teaching and commitment to involving and mentoring undergraduate students in research. The primary focus is on teaching, and the successful candidate will also be expected to produce research in collaboration with students.
The department of physics has facilities that include an optics lab, a modest machine shop (new milling machine, a lathe, band saw, and drill press), a planetarium, and several optical benches. Our department is committed to open and reproducible research using Jupyter/Python/Julia and have begun to introduce these tools throughout the curriculum.
The University community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.
The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, & Sick), Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Tuition Waiver Program for Employee & Dependents, a 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more.
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Required: Ph.D. in a relevant field by the date of employment. The ability to involve undergraduate students in research is also required.
Preferred: We are open to candidates with experience in experimental or theoretical Physics, expertise with upper level laboratory, and analog and digital electronics is a plus.
You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will upload a cover letter, a resume/curriculum vitae, and transcripts. We also require three letters of reference. Please make sure to enter a valid email address for your references (on the application) as we will request the letter of reference to be uploaded to us confidentially.
All required materials must be submitted by November 30, 2018.
Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.
The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
About University of Southern Maine
USM is the comprehensive regional and urban institution in the University of Maine System which is comprised of five academic units on three campuses. The Portland campus is located in Maine’s largest city (population 66,000), within a thriving economic and cultural region of the state, on beautiful Casco Bay. Gorham is 10 miles from downtown Portland in the midst of scenic New England countryside. Lewiston-Auburn is located midway between the coast and the mountains, 30 minutes north of Portland. Located a two-hour car drive north of Boston, Portland offers a low crime rate, lack of congestion, excellent cultural and outdoor activities, and a beautiful setting, just minutes from both beautiful sandy beaches and the famous rocky coast of Maine.