The Department of Physics and Engineering invites qualified applicants for a Full-Time Faculty Appointment in Physics (Tenure Track).
Teach the equivalent of a full seven-course load per year, including physics courses designed for students majoring in physics and engineering, as well as courses intended for students majoring in life science, chemistry, education, and other disciplines.
The faculty member will be responsible for developing his or her own research program, guiding undergraduate students in research, and participating in the maintenance of teaching and research lab facilities. General faculty responsibilities will include student advising, and department and committee assignments.
Proven research skills and passion for leading undergraduate research and mentoring students, particularly in the field of optics. Ability to collaborate with and contribute to the department's emphasis on applied physics. Strong desire and ability to teach physics to a broad range of students.
Post-doctoral research experience, either academic or industrial.
Preferred qualifications: Demonstrated potential to conduct vigorous research in atomic, molecular, and optical physics and/or ultra-fast lasers. Demonstrated teaching excellence. Experience in or collaboration with industry.
Ph.D. in Physics or Optical Science preferred. Doctorate in applied physics or engineering considered.
Position open: Fall 2018.
Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Bethel’s Department of Physics and Engineering consists of seven full-time faculty members and has consistently ranked in the top twenty institutions in the U.S. in terms of the number of yearly physics graduates from an undergraduate-only program. It has advanced laboratory facilities in Atomic and Molecular Optics, a Nano-Lab for Nanotechnology and Bio-sensors, and significant facilities for Fluid Dynamics.
The faculty emphasize mentoring of undergraduate students and collaboration with them in publishable research. The department is nationally known for its open-ended, project-based approach to teaching and is a six-time host of ALPhA’s Laboratory Immersions, sponsored by the NSF. Funding of research has occurred primarily through nine grants (four from NSF) in the last seven years, the Minnesota Space Grant Consortium, and internal funding sources. An Electrical Engineering major was added in 2017, and the addition of Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering is planned for 2018. Strong consideration is being given to adding a major in Optical Engineering in the next few years. Many of the department’s students currently participate in a Dual-Degree Engineering Program with other universities.