Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Physics/Astronomy

The Physics Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics, beginning August 2015. Review of applications will begin October 1st, 2014.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Alaska Anchorage invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in physics and establish a research program. We are especially interested in candidates with experimental physics experience who can take advantage of our recently constructed research space, but excellent candidates in any subfield are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics or related scientific field, teaching experience in physics and/or astronomy and a publication record. We are a small but growing department in a large, urban institution surrounded by scenic wilderness. 

The University Of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is the largest of three universities in the University of Alaska system, serving nearly 20,000 students. Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, with an ethnically diverse population of 290,000, offers a lively intellectual and cultural life, including opera, symphony, theater, art events, and a variety of restaurants. Set between snow-capped peaks of the Chugach Mountains and the ocean waters of Cook Inlet, the city offers ready access to state and national forests and parks, year-round outdoor recreation, and unsurpassed natural beauty. 

The Department seeks a candidate dedicated to equity and diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment that increases student knowledge about local, national, and global communities. College-level teaching experience is required. A Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field is required. 

UAA is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution. Applicant must be eligible for employment under the immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and subsequent amendments. Your application for employment with UAA is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.  

Review of applications will begin on October 1st, 2014 (although applications may be reviewed for completeness starting August 28th), and continue until the position is filled.  

For further details and to apply, please visit http://www.uakjobs.com.  If you have questions, please contact search committee chair Katherine Rawlins at krawlins@uaa.alaska.edu, or 907-786-1709.