Physics Tenure Track Position In Physics Education Research
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
September 6, 2018
San Luis Obispo, California
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Physics Tenure Track Position In Physics Education Research
Department: CSM-Physics (115500)
College/Division: CSM-College of Science & Math
Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
PHYSICS DEPARTMENT, TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN PHYSICS EDUCATION RESEARCH. The Physics Department invites applications for a full-time, academic year, tenure-track position at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, beginning 9/12/2019. Primary duties and responsibilities are to teach undergraduate physics or astronomy and to maintain an active research program in Physics Education Research (PER) that can involve undergraduates. Of special interest to the Department and the University are candidates who can contribute to our efforts to create inclusive instructional and research environments and/or make scholarly, discipline-specific contributions to issues of diversity and inclusion.
Cal Poly strongly values diversity and inclusion, especially in the classroom and among its areas of study. This PER search will occur at the same time as a university-wide cluster of searches designed to increase curricular coverage of areas related to diversity and inclusion, as well as to promote inclusive teaching strategies across the university. If the successful PER candidate's research overlaps with the area of diversity and inclusion, they will have the opportunity to join and support these university efforts.
Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):
A Ph.D. in physics, physics education research, or related field is required and must be completed prior to start of appointment. Must provide evidence of (or potential for) high-quality teaching and be active in the field of PER. Rank and salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.
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 as a condition of employment.
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About Us Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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About California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university, with approximately 17,500 undergraduate, 120 post-baccalaureate, and 900 graduate students. The Cal Poly community fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a learn-by-doing environment where students, staff, and faculty are partners in discovery. Cal Poly has built an exemplary reputation on its learn-by-doing approach to the preparation of undergraduate and graduate students. It is a distinctive learning community offering academically focused students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today's scientific and technical world. Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences, and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly #1 among public master's universities in the western United States for 24 consecutive years. The University values free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. As a campus, we welcome and nurture a rich array of different perspectives, ideas and cultures. We encourage international an...d multi-cultural education in order to prepare students for successful participation and competition in a diverse world and a global workforce. We believe that diversity of our students, faculty, and staff enlivens and enriches Cal Poly’s educational environment.