University Faculty Physics Astronomy/Astrophysics

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Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
Weber State University
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Job Description

University Faculty Physics Astronomy/Astrophysics


Requisition Number: F00365P:


Job Description:


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Weber State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2024. We seek a person committed to undergraduate physics teaching with research experience in astronomy or astrophysics.


Job Duties:


The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses across the undergraduate curriculum and establish an active and sustained research program that includes mentoring undergraduate students.


Required Qualifications:


A Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a closely-related field is required. Candidates who expect to complete a Ph.D. by August 2024 may also be considered.


Preferred Qualifications:


Preferred qualifications include:

• additional experience that aligns with the mission of Weber State University and its core themes of learning, access and community,

• interest and/or experience in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives,

• an interest in course and curriculum development,

• interest in observational projects with small telescopes and/or contributing to the Ott Planetarium outreach program,

• interest in interdisciplinary curricula including environmental science.


Background Check? Yes


Benefits Summary:


WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays.


Full/Part Time: Full Time


Open Date: 09/14/2023


Open Until Filled: Yes


Notes to Applicants:


If you are passionate about what you could offer and accomplish here at WSU, we would love to hear from you. The position comes with a generous*1bg014w*_ga*ODk5MTY4MjIxLjE2MjAzMzEzNTU.*_ga_NBZY81HSZM*MTY5NDAzMzgxMi42MDEuMS4xNjk0MDM0NTY1LjAuMC4w. To apply, please complete the online application and attach the following:

• Cover letter

• CV

• Research plan, including how undergraduate students could be involved

• Statement of teaching philosophy, including thought on teaching a diverse group of students


In addition, three letters of reference that address the candidate’s qualifications must be submitted by the authors through the application system. Candidates will designate references when applying and the application system will email the references requesting the letters.


Screening of applications will begin December 15, 2023. Position will remain open until filled.


Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.


Physical Activity of this position: Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.


Physical Requirements of this position: Light work. Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Use of arm and/or leg controls exerting forces greater than that for sedentary work.


Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading.


The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).


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Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Sep 15
Application Deadline
2024 Sep 14