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Assistant Professor of Physics

Date Posted
26th June 2017
Reference
VAC-26186
Sector
Education & Training
Job Type
Permanent
Location
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences in the College of Science and Mathematics at UVI is seeking candidates for two full time, non-tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor for Fall 2016.

Job Description

The Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences in the College of Science and Mathematics at UVI is seeking candidates for two full time, non-tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor for Fall 2016. Commitment to quality undergraduate teaching, continuing scholarship, and university and community service is required.


These positions will be supporting the development of a new physics program at UVI through funding in a cooperative agreement with NASA. The successful candidates will be expected to conduct research at the Etelman Observatory and to increase astrophysics research activities at UVI in addition to teaching across the curriculum in support of the new physics program being developed at UVI. The Etelman Observatory houses a robotically controlled 0.5m telescope which is used for faculty and student research projects as well as teaching activities associated with the STEM and general education courses.


While the University’s astrophysics expertise presently lies in robotic telescope operations and studies of high-energy transient phenomena (GRBs, AGN flares, CVs, etc), candidates with experience and research interests in all branches of observational and instrumental astrophysics are encouraged to apply.


The University of the Virgin Islands is a Historically Black publicly supported land-grant institution. UVI is seeking faculty who will ensure high academic standards in a nurturing and learner-centered environment in keeping with our HBCU status through scholarly research and teaching excellence. Appointees must be able to work productively with colleagues and students of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds; serve on the University’s committees; and contribute to the implementation of the University’s Strategic Plan, Pathways to Greatness 2017.


Required Qualifications    
Successful applicants will hold a PhD in Astrophysics or a related discipline at the time of appointment. Must possess a record of or potential for achievement in teaching, academic research and service.


Preferred Qualifications    
The University’s astrophysics expertise presently lies in robotic telescope operations and studies of high-energy transient phenomena (GRBs, AGN flares, CVs, etc). Candidates with experience and research interests in all branches of observational and instrumental astrophysics are encouraged to apply.


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