Assistant Professor of Physics

DIVISION: Academic Affairs

SUPERVISOR’S TITLE: Department Chair

DEPARTMENT: Computer Science, Physics and Engineering Department

BASIC FUNCTIONS:

The Computer Science, Physics and Engineering Department at Benedict College invites applications for full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Physics beginning Fall 2023. We are seeking individuals with strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research and service to the college and the community. Candidates are expected to teach a wide range of introductory and upper-level courses such as Physical Science, General College Physics, Principles of Physics, Electricity and Magnetism, Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Optics, Modern Physics, Quantum Mechanics and be able to supervise students’ senior research paper. Candidates are expected to teach both lectures and Labs. Preference will be given to experimentalists with interest in condensed matter physics, biophysics, nanotechnology and materials research. Familiarity with Canvas, our Learning Management System, is desirable. In all matters, faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of professional ethics consistent with the Benedict College Mission.

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PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Teach lower and upper-level Physics courses that align with professional expertise and the needs of the department.
  • Participate in curriculum development and contribute to the department’s planning and growth.
  • Advise students and provide individual help to students during weekly office hours.
  • Provide academic and career advising to students in the major.
  • Establish an active undergraduate research program;
  • Perform regular scholarly research and publication.
  • Assist with students’ recruitment and retention.
  • Provide service to the department, school, college, community, and profession.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to teach lower and upper-level undergraduate physics courses
  • Knowledge in pedagogy and teaching techniques for first-time college students and students from underserved populations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective instructional delivery.
  • Proficient in the use of instructional technology.
  • Ability to actively engage students in the learning process.
  • Ability to seek external funding and actively engage students in research.
  • Ability to conduct respectful relationships with students both in and outside the classroom.
  • Ability to work collegially and productively within the university community.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures. 

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Ph.D. in Physics

Qualified applicants should submit:

  • a completed Benedict College application,
  • a cover letter addressing how you meet the qualifications of the position,
  • a research plan (2-5 pages)
  • a teaching statement demonstrating knowledge of teaching first-generation college students and diverse student populations,
  • unofficial transcript(s)
  • a list of three references with contact information.

Official transcripts and background check will be required before hiring. Review of applications will begin on January 9, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

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Submit Application Packet to:

Human.Resources@Benedict.edu

For further information, contact:
Professor Fouzi Arammash, Chair,

Computer Science, Physics and Engineering Department

1600 Harden Street

Columbia, SC 29204

803-705-4311

Fouzi.Arammash@Benedict.edu

To apply for this job please visit www.benedict.edu.

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