The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a faculty position in physics beginning in August 2019. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely-related field, a demonstrated record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and be actively involved in research. We are interested in individuals who can create an undergraduate research program in experimental physics. We are seeking candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The successful candidate will teach core physics courses across the upper-division and lower-division curriculum, and help champion a new degree program in Physical Science with multiple pathways for STEM students and prospective teachers.
THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY The Department of Physics & Astronomy provides the Sonoma State University student population a strong undergraduate major program, important support courses, and a robust offering of general education courses. There are currently 4 tenured or tenure-track faculty members, several highly qualified lecturers and a well-renown Education and Public Outreach program. There are approximately 60 majors in the department, and they pursue one of our degree offerings: a B.S. in Physics, a B.S. in Physics with an Astrophysics Concentration, or a B.A. in Physics. The Department provides students with a fundamental background in physics and its applications and offers considerable hands-on experience with close student-faculty interaction in classes and required capstone research experiences. The Department prepares graduates for work in a diversity of careers. Our graduates work in industry, in government laboratories, and pursue graduate degrees. They teach in schools, colleges, and universities. They work as scientists, engineers, analysts, programmers, writers, consultants, and run their own businesses. The Department has dedicated teaching laboratories, research laboratories including the Keck Microanalysis Lab, and astronomical observing facilities. The Department is active in University and Community Service, and is connected to the intellectual life of the greater Bay-Area research community through the venerable ‘What Physicists Do’ lecture series.
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Sonoma State University’s beautiful 274-acre campus is located in Sonoma County wine country, an hour north of San Francisco. The campus offers the ideal setting for teaching and learning and access to a community of rich cultural, environmental, and recreational opportunities. Sonoma State University is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University System. As members of the largest public higher educational system in the nation, we provide accessible, high quality education to more than 9000 students. Sonoma State University is proud to be a Hispanic Serving Institution committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the region and state.