The Physics Department of the Naval Postgraduate School invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level with expertise in one or several areas of acoustics that include acoustic sensor design for material characterization, acoustic spectroscopy, sonar transducer design and testing, and ocean acoustics. Exceptional candidates may be considered for appointment at a more senior level. A PhD is required, and degrees in physics or applied physics are preferred for breadth of teaching within the department. Applicants must show excellent research potential and are expected to develop an externally funded research program. Those considered for a tenure-track appointment must have a strong commitment to graduate teaching.
The Physics Department is part of the Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and has a long history of excellence in the areas of conventional weapons, electro-optic sensors, and acoustics. The department is comprised of approximately 15 tenure-track professors, 5 research professors, three senior lecturers, and approximately 15 research associates. The Physics Department has active research programs in physical acoustics, acoustic vector sensors, transducer design, ocean acoustic propagation, and acoustic communications. In addition, the department has several autonomous, ocean-going systems with acoustic sensing and communications capabilities available for research.
Requires an earned doctoral degree in Physics, Applied Physics, Ocean Engineering, or acoustics-related engineering field;
Must be able to independently support research programs complementary to work being conducted at the Naval Postgraduate School;
Must be able to support a breadth of the department’s instructional needs (for tenure-track);
Excellent teaching ability or aptitude (for tenure-track);
A sustained publications record;
Evidence of potential to advise student theses and dissertations based on comparable experience or aptitude;
Must currently hold or be eligible for a Secret clearance;
S. citizenship required.
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Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Relocation package, including recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized. The position will remain open until filled.
The Naval Postgraduate School is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about NPS, please refer to the website at https://nps.edu
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Relocation package, including recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized.
About Naval Postgraduate School
The Naval Postgraduate School is the US Navy's graduate research university located in the central CA coastal town of Monterey. In addition to the beautiful setting, NPS is also close to Silicon Valley and other research institutions in the Monterey Bay area, providing numerous opportunities for collaborations on cutting edge research and technologies.
The mission of the Naval Postgraduate School is to provide relevant and unique advanced education and research programs to increase the combat effectiveness of commissioned officers of the Naval Service to enhance the security of the United States. There are typically around 1600 students on campus and over 1000 off campus in distributed learning programs. The Department of Physics typically has around 25 resident students and 10-20 off campus students in any given year. The majority of students perform Masters level research work, while several are pursuing PhDs.
Faculty at the Naval Postgraduate School are federal DoD employees in an excepted service rank. This provides good benefits, including health and retirement.
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