Assistant/Associate Professor In Physics (Three-Year Term)
The Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering at the United States Military Academy, West Point
February 2, 2018
West Point, New York
Academic, Government and National Lab
Faculty 4-Year College/University
The Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering at the United States Military Academy, West Point New York, is seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor in Physics for a three-year term position.
Responsibilities The primary responsibility of an Assistant/Associate Professor in Physics is to teach undergraduate courses in the introductory physics program. You will be required to teach an undergraduate introductory, calculus-based, physics course, and to mentor cadet research projects. You may also be required to teach undergraduate courses in the advanced physics program. All courses are taught within the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering at the United States Military Academy, an accredited 4-year undergraduate college. The subject matter for the advanced physics program include courses in intermediate and advanced mechanics, intermediate and advanced electricity and magnetism, quantum physics, experimental physics, laser physics and optics, modern physics and statistical mechanics. The subject matter for the introductory physics course includes classical mechanics (kinematics, Newton's laws, conservation of energy, conservation of momentum) and electricity, magnetism, and optics (electrostatics, circuits, magnetism, EM waves, geometric and physical optics). Each course that you teach will have associated laboratory activities. You will actively participate in the activities of the Department's New Faculty Training Program, which is intended to integrate you into our organization and to promote professional growth in terms of teaching, scholarship, and service. You are expected to continuously participate and develop in the areas of teaching, scholarship, service and Academy governance, cadet development, and faculty development. As a role model for future Army leaders, you will support the personal growth and development of cadets in and out of the classroom.
Who May Apply:
U.S. citizens and non-citizens with allegiance to the United States.
This is a full time 3-year term appointment in the excepted service beginning on or about 15 June 2018.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS/KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):
Applicants will be evaluated on the following factors: 1) academic accomplishment (Ph.D. preferred in physics, or a closely related field); 2) ability to teach advanced physics and undergraduate introductory, calculus-based physics courses in the United States Military Academy curriculum; 3) Demonstrated ability to mentor student research projects; 4) experience in the assessment and development of academic courses; and 5) demonstrated potential to contribute to cadet development, faculty development, and service to the United States Military Academy.
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Letter of Application.
Curriculum Vitae (CV): If you submit a resume with inappropriate material, e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format.
Official Academic Transcripts
Three Letters of Recommendation
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
A Sample of Scholarship
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants:
You MUST submit documents verifying your veteran's preference or military spouse preference if you are claiming these preferences. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran status, DD2 14 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter as applicable and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
If you are currently serving on active duty: A statement of service from your unit identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned, type of discharge, character of service, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal If you supply a statement of service at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD 214 (Member 4 Copy) upon separation from the military. For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link: http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.
If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. Application packages must include:
Letter of Application;
Official Academic Transcripts;
Three Letters of Recommendation;
Statement of Teaching Philosophy;
A Sample of Scholarship;
DD 214, if claiming veteran's preference;
Copy of Sponsor's Permanent Change of Station orders and marriage certificate, if claiming military spouse preference.
Submit your full application Package to the following address:
United States Military Academy Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering ATTN: Kathleen Potter 646 Swift Road West Point, NY 10996 Phone: (845) 938-3323 Email: Kathleen.Potter@usma.edu
Applications must be received by 23 February 2018.
Internal Number: BRF180002
About The Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering at the United States Military Academy, West Point
Located in the scenic Hudson River valley, only 50 miles from New York City, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year academic institution, a nationally renowned historic site, and the oldest continuously occupied military post in America. The undergraduates, known as cadets, are commissioned as officers in the US Army upon graduation. You can watch them on parade or competing as intercollegiate athletes in a wide range of sports events. As a military installation, West Point is a small, self-contained city with housing for the military stationed here in support of the Academy, a Department of Public Works to maintain the roads, grounds and facilities, two libraries (Academic and Community), a military hospital, fire department, chapels, restaurants. West Point's 3,000 civilian employees have access to Eisenhower Hall Theatre, the Hudson Valley's premiere performing arts center, and to recreational facilities such as an 18-hole Golf Course and Ski Slope.
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