Astronomy and Space Science, Physics: Biophysics, Physics: Materials
The Department of Physics and Computer Science in the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with research interests in the area of astronomy and experimental physics (biological materials and biophysics, polymer physics, energy materials, nanofabrication, and optical spectroscopy). A Ph.D. is required; teaching experience, postdoctoral experience and/or experience with curriculum and new program development are preferred. Primary duties for this position will include teaching engineering courses as well as General Physics lecture and labs and courses in the additional area of expertise. The successful candidate will also be expected to actively engage in scholarship activities involving undergraduate students, which may include scholarship of teaching and learning.
Founded in 1925 by Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, Xavier is Catholic and historically Black. Located in New Orleans, the ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. This preparation takes place in a diverse learning and teaching environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service.
The Department of Physics and Computer Science has 12 faculty members and over 120 students. The Department offers eight different types of major programs including Physics, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Bioinformatics, and Dual-Degree Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, Environmental, and Civil Engineering (3+2). The Department faculty are proud of the quality of instruction, undergraduate research, instrumentation, and the accomplishments of their students.
To apply, log into our online system at: https://jobs.xula.edu. Attach a letter of application addressed to Dr. Dean Richardson, curriculum vitae, 1-2-page statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests (no more than 4 pages), copy of transcripts, and contact information for three references.
Review of applications will begin November 9, 2018; applications received by that date will be assured consideration. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. EOE/AA.
About Xavier University of LA
Xavier University of Louisiana is the only Historically Black and Catholic University in the United States. Located in the city of New Orleans, the University’s ultimate purpose of to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society. Xavier enrolls about 3,100 students and its student body is predominantly African American. The University is comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Pharmacy and awards Bachelor’s, Master’s, and the Doctor of Pharmacy degrees.
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