The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall of 2020. Responsibilities include delivering quality instruction within the undergraduate and graduate programs in physics, conducting research and establishing new research directions as well as conducting scholarship activities in service to the Department, University, and community.
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is the newest addition to the University of Texas System. It opened its doors for enrollment in 2015 and was steadily growing since then. UTRGV is aspiring to become an emerging research University and is currently one of the few most successful Hispanic-Serving Universities in the Nation.
The Physics Department has strong record of research in areas of gravitational wave detection, radio and optical astronomy, optics and lasers, nanotechnology, nanophotonics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, computational physics and physics education.
Candidates from all areas of experimental or applied physics are welcome. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in quantum optics, quantum information and simulation, and quantum materials and sensors, including design of practically feasible qubits for use in near future quantum computers. The duties will include teaching physics at both graduate and undergraduate levels, conducting research in the area of expertise, and participating in academic service and service to the community. The successful candidate is expected to establish new research programs on campus, be able to attract extramural funding, and contribute to enrichment of graduate and undergraduate programs. Strong record of independent publications is desirable. Prior examples of externally funded research and student supervision and support are considered a plus. The candidate will be able to take advantage of the EBL-SEM system being acquired by the University for on-campus and collaborative research in a wide range of micro- and nano-fabrication projects.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at UTRGV embraces equity, diversity and inclusion. We are committed to recruiting and retaining faculty from a variety of backgrounds. Our department is enriched by differences in race/ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, gender, beliefs and experiences. We are actively seeking faculty that promote a culture of inclusivity, mutual respect and compassion, and is committed to enhancing diversity of the student population. Underrepresented minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities. Applications must be submitted online via http://careers.utrgv.edu website.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Experience
Internal Number: FRGV1011
About The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
At The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley we are developing a new university for the 21st century focused on ensuring student success, becoming an emerging research institution, and promoting excellence and innovation in everything we do. UTRGV was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 in a historic move that brings together the resources and assets of UT Brownsville and UT Pan American. Faculty diversity, especially gender diversity in all fields, but particularly in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, is imperative for our success as an institution of higher education, and is a critical component of our NSF ADVANCE grant. With a focus on student success and the goal of building an emerging research institution, it is our goal to identify, recruit, and retain highly qualified, talented, and diverse faculty members committed to UTRGV’s Guiding Principles, including the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research/scholarship, health care, and service, including community engagement. For more information, log on to www.utrgv.edu.
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