The Physics Department of the Naval Postgraduate School invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position with a focus on acoustics, broadly defined.
Applications will be considered at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, depending on the strength and experience of the candidate.
The Naval Postgraduate School, located in Monterey, California, is a graduate research university serving the United States Department of Defense and international partners. NPS is home to an exceptional student body, comprised mainly of active-duty military officers. The Physics Department, which is part of the Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is primarily made up of civilian academics, with approximately 14 tenure-track professors, 5 research professors, two senior lecturers, and 15 research associates.
This position involves teaching responsibilities within the department, as well as the development of an externally funded research program. Thus, applicants must show excellent research potential and must have a strong commitment to effective graduate-level teaching.
NPS Physics has a long history of excellence in acoustics, as well as in conventional weapons and electro-optic sensors. We are seeking a candidate with expertise in one or several areas of acoustics, including (but not limited to) acoustic sensor design for material characterization, acoustic spectroscopy, sonar transducer design and testing, underwater acoustic communications, and ocean acoustics. The Physics Department has active research programs in physical acoustics, acoustic vector sensors, transducer design, ocean acoustic propagation, ocean acoustic interferometry, and sonar system testing. In addition, the department has several autonomous, ocean-going systems with acoustic sensing and communications capabilities available for research.
Requires an earned doctoral degree; degrees in Physics or Applied Physics may be given preference for breadth of teaching in the department; a doctoral degree in Ocean Engineering, or acoustics-related engineering field, will also be considered;
Excellent teaching ability or aptitude;
Evidence of potential to advise student theses and dissertations based on comparable experience or aptitude;
A sustained publications record (for Associate or Full Professor consideration);
Must be able to independently support research programs complementary to work being conducted at the Naval Postgraduate School;
Applications will be accepted through December 31, 2019. A letter of application including CV, statements of teaching and research interests, and the names and addresses of three or more references should be sent to:
Prof. Kevin B. Smith Chair and Professor Department of Physics Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, CA 93943 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants with foreign education will be required to select from a list of private organizations that are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES), which provide foreign education evaluations acceptable to NPS.
Relocation package, including recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized.
Must currently hold or be eligible for a Secret clearance; U.S. citizenship is required.
The Naval Postgraduate School is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about NPS, please refer to the website at http://www.nps.edu.
NOTE: IF YOU ARE A VETERAN, you are strongly encouraged to identify your Veterans’ Preference on your resume or elsewhere in your application package (type of preference, dates of service, date of VA letter, character of service, etc.). Veteran’s preference is treated as a positive merit factor for NPS faculty positions.
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