Assistant Professor, Physics And Astronomy

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Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
University of Tampa
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Job Description

Assistant Professor, Physics And Astronomy






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Position Details


The Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Natural and Health Sciences at The University of Tampa (UT) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level starting in August 2024.



We are seeking an energetic individual with an enthusiasm for teaching physics and astronomy at the undergraduate level, including both science and non-science majors. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in undergraduate education, contribute to the curricular development of the Physics program at UT, maintain an active research program that can involve undergraduate students in research as part of the experiential learning mission of The University, and provide service to the Department, the College, and the University community. Current physics faculty lead research programs in computational and observational astronomy and physics education, and they hold active NSF- and NASA-funded programs. Preference will be given to applicants whose research adds to or complements the existing areas. The University encourages the attendance of its faculty at professional meetings by providing funds for travel; institutional grants are additionally available within the College of Natural and Health Sciences to provide support for teaching innovation, research, research travel, and publication costs.




A Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or other closely related field is required.


Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2024.


Required Attachments


All required documents listed below should be uploaded to the attachment box at the bottom of the "My Experience" page of the application before continuing through the application.


1. Cover letter


2. Curriculum vitae


3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy


4. Statement of Research Interests including a description of how undergraduate students can be involved in your program


5. Copy of terminal transcript


6. Name and contact information of three (3) references


Additional Information


The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially-based private institution of more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus next to the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa's dynamic central business district, a growing, vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. UT reflects this vibrancy; with 24 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 260 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and more than 100 countries, and "Top Tier" ranking in U.S. News and World Report.


The University delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners. The University has a strong core curriculum rooted in the liberal arts, an enduring commitment to internationalization that has garnered the Senator Paul Simon Award, and a practical, experiential approach to learning. The University offers more than 200 areas of study, including majors in our colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Natural and Health Sciences and Social Sciences, Math and Education and 14 master's programs.


The College of Natural and Health Sciences offers rigorous, high-quality curricula in biology, marine science, environmental science, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, forensic science, exercise science, public health, allied health, sport management and nursing; all designed to prepare students for challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Our faculty are excellent teachers in the classroom and working with students individually. UT has invested heavily in developing our college's teaching and research facilities and laboratories. Our college continually fosters relationships with organizations in the greater Tampa Bay area and elsewhere to provide students with the opportunity to pursue an internship, volunteer, or interact with professionals working in their chosen field. Each department also offers study abroad courses that students can take for credit toward their degree. For more information, see:


The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status, or any other non-job related criteria. The University of Tampa recognizes the importance of a multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to advance our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The University invites applications from underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse populations.


Inquiries about the position can be addressed to: mailto:[email protected]


Submission Guidelines


To receive full consideration for a faculty appointment with The University of Tampa, please be sure to submit/upload documents as required for this position at time of application submission. Required documents should be submitted in the attachment box at the bottom of the "My Experience" page of the application before continuing through the application.


External Field


Background Check Requirements


Finalists may be required to submit to a criminal background check.


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Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Sep 29
Application Deadline
2024 Jan 01