Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Position in Theoretical/Computational Physics


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position
Theoretical/Computational Physics
 Beginning Fall Semester 2017

Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position in Physics to begin in Fall 2017. A Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field is required. A successful candidate will be one who has:

  • a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level
  • graduate coursework and research experience in theoretical or computational physics
  • the ability to mentor undergraduate student research projects
  • a commitment and ability to work with a diverse student body

It is desirable to have had prior teaching experience at the undergraduate level. Evidence of the ability to develop an independent research experience involving students is desired. The ability to implement strategies that facilitate student access to and success in high demand introductory courses is also desired.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is a high-quality baccalaureate program located alongside the scenic American River near downtown Sacramento, one of the most diverse and integrated cities in the country. With approximately 100 majors in our four degree programs and more earning minors and certificates, we are one of the largest physics programs in the California State University system. With a healthy distribution of senior and junior faculty members we provide our students with experiences in a wide range of areas: high energy physics, astrophysics, low temperature physics, biophysics, condensed matter theory, computational physics, optics, AMO physics, and physics education research. The Department is committed to supporting faculty-student research through a number of unique programs made available by the generosity of donors to the Department. Our Department has a long history of faculty being recognized by our campus for teaching, scholarly activity, and service excellence. Recent graduates have pursued advanced studies at many institutions including UC Berkeley, Harvard, UC Davis, Arizona, Oregon, Oregon State, and Florida. Others have found careers in teaching or industry (including Intel, Google, Pixar Animation Studios, Apple, and the State of California). Across the board, our graduates are known for the hands-on and real-life problem solving skills.

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining the applicant's approach to teaching, a research statement, unofficial transcripts of all college work (official copies will be required of candidates invited for an interview), and contact information for at least three references that can speak to the professional qualities of applicant.

Additional information and complete application instructions can be found at the Sacramento State jobs website located at: Only complete applications received through the online system will be considered. Questions about the process or department may be directed to William DeGraffenreid, Department Chair, at Review of applications to begin December 12, 2016.  Position will remain open until filled. AA/EO Employer. Clery Act statistics available. Background Check (including criminal) required.  Mandated reporter requirements.