Visiting Assistant Professor - School Year 2012/2013

Assistant Professor of Nanotechnology

Department of Physics

The Department of Physics at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position.

Posting Date: October 4, 2013

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin December 2, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time UUP faculty, visit:

Date of Appointment: August 18, 2014

Description of Responsibilities: The department seeks individuals with demonstrated teaching ability and with the ability to involve undergraduate students in a research program, with a preference for experimental/applied work. Preference will be given to individuals grounded in sustained teaching and scholarly activity. The successful candidate will be committed to helping students prepare to live in multicultural and global communities.

In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field and scholarly interests in the area of condensed matter and nano-scale research.

To Apply:  The application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of current and future research interests, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the contact information for three references and must be submitted electronically to:

Additional inquiries may be addressed to the Search Committee Chair by e-mail (

Official transcripts are required prior to appointment.  Files must be complete to be considered.

Description of Department:  The physics and astronomy department at SUNY Oswego is primarily located in the new Shineman Science Center which houses offices, classrooms, teaching and research laboratories, a machine shop, a new planetarium, and a public observing deck. We also have a small observatory at a nearby field station. Our faculty members engage in research in a variety of areas including astrophysics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, and physic education. During the summer and academic year, many students are engaged in research with faculty. Students recently accompanied a faculty member to Taiwan in order to carry out research in astrophysics. About eight physics and physics certification majors graduate each year. Most pursue further study in physics or related fields. The course offerings offered cover the fundamental areas of physics as well as other topics ranging from astrophysics to low temperature physics. Our program is large enough to offer a comprehensive education and small enough to encourage close student-faculty interactions.

Description of SUNY Oswego:  Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse.  Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News America's Best Colleges in 2010 and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8300 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in business, teacher education, and the arts and sciences. The College's success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to liberal arts and sciences foundations, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.  The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects are evidenced by Quest, a College-wide day spotlighting original student research, a Summer Scholars Program, which awards stipends to students engaged in independent research and creative work at the highest levels, and the Global Laboratory, a STEM based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities. 

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity.  SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from professionals of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.  In accordance with INS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States, per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing

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