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SUNY Oneonta Assistant Professor - Physics in Oneonta, New York

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Physics beginning Fall 2020. Your professional obligation is for a ten-month academic year. Expectations include research, teaching, college service, and continuing professional development.

SUNY Oneonta is a public college in Central New York, enrolling about 6,500 students in bachelor’s, master’s and graduate certificate programs. Most of SUNY Oneonta’s main campus lies within the City of Oneonta, which is located in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, the City of Oneonta is the largest municipality in a rural region dominated by agriculture and tourism.

Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially and live purposefully. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance and culture. The college’s and ratings are 4.5 and 4.1, respectively.

Beyond campus, many residents enjoy the natural beauty of the Catskills. Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and running are among the most popular. Several ski areas nearby typically operate for seasons lasting over 100 days beginning in late November or early December. During the summer, boating, swimming and other water sports are popular on lakes throughout the region.

The Physics and Astronomy Department currently has six full-time faculty and supports approximately 90 physics majors, an active 3-2 Engineering program, and an astronomy minor. The Department has an impressive astronomy infrastructure including New York State’s largest telescope (40” JMI) and a planetarium with an Evans and Sutherland projection and sound system. The Department is part of the School of Sciences, which consists of 10 academic departments and 2,500 students majoring in 23 programs. To learn more about the College or the Department, please visit or

Duties include but are not limited to: managing, coordinating, and teaching general physics lecture and laboratory sections; teaching upper-level materials engineering and physics classes and other courses to meet department needs; engaging in scholarly research; working to enhance and specialize the physics experience for undergraduates.

Required Qualifications: PhD in physics or engineering.

Preferred Qualifications: experience teaching courses referred to in Duties section; experience including undergraduates in experimental research projects; and experience working with diverse populations and/or teaching pedagogies and/or multicultural teaching experience.

To apply online go to: Please upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and transcripts (official required at time of appointment). Contact information for three professional references is required.

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