Astronomy and Space Science, Physics: Astrophysics, Physics: Theoretical
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in theoretical physics or astronomy, for appointment beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicants from all areas of physics and astronomy are welcome. The successful candidate will teach physics courses at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum and mentor undergraduate students in theoretical and/or computational research projects. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely-related field by time of appointment. Previous teaching experience (at least at the teaching assistant level) and the ability to include undergraduates in research is required.
The department has a large, active, and diverse student body. Over 50% of our majors are under-represented minorities (URMs), and from 2015-2017 we awarded the 5th most Physics Bachelor’s degrees nationally among non-PhD granting institutions, and the second most in the nation to URM students. Faculty members maintain active research programs that provide hands-on learning opportunities for undergraduates in multiple research areas including: Astrophysics, Biophysics, Optics, Plasma Physics, Solid State Physics, and Physics Education Research. We pride ourselves on our close faculty-student interactions and a history of success in obtaining funding from NSF, NASA, and other external sources. We seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the department and academic community and are committed to teaching and participating in an inclusive environment.
Cal Poly Pomona is one of two polytechnic universities in the 23-campus California State University system. Our ethnically diverse student population of approximately 22,000 enrolls in 52 baccalaureate, 26 master’s degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, presented by 1,200 faculty. We recruit students increasingly from throughout California and beyond. The students are success and career focused and extremely diverse. We are proud of our status as a Hispanic Serving Institution. We have a strong commitment to supporting scholarship, research, and student achievement. Our scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W. K. Kellogg, is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in one of the most dynamic economic and cultural regions in the country, and within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. The university is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. The mission of the university is to advance learning and knowledge by linking theory and practice in all disciplines, and to prepare students for lif...elong learning, leadership, and careers in a changing, multicultural world. We are highly recognized and ranked among the nation’s top universities. https://www.cpp.edu/~aboutcpp/why- cpp/well-ranked.shtml
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