Department Chair - College of Science Physics & Astronomy The University of Texas at San Antonio

Department Chair - College of Science Physics & Astronomy The University of Texas at San Antonio

The University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, TX, United States

Department Chair – College of Science Physics & Astronomy
The University of Texas at San Antonio

Please see Special Instructions for more details.
Note 1: Applications for this position must be completed electronically at https://jobs.utsa.edu/postings/10633. Review of completed applications will continue until the position is filled; however items submitted Nov 2, 2108 will receive strongest consideration. Candidates should submit the following items electronically (in a PDF format): 1. Vitae 2. Letter of Application (outlining qualifications and suitability for the position) Note 2: A list of references and leadership statement may be requested at a later stage of the search process. Note 3: UTSA is a tobacco-free campus. Note 4: UTSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Note 5: This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check. Note 6: Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire. Note 7: At the discretion of the hiring department, this position posting may be closed once a sufficient number of qualified applications has been received. Note 8: Tenure is contingent on Board of Regents approval.

Position Details

Position Information

Title of Position Department Chair – College of Science Physics & Astronomy
Requisition Number TT20180037P
Department Posting Name Physics and Astronomy
Location Main Campus
Recruitment Type External
Position Type This is a Tenured Faculty, benefits eligible position
Grant Funded? No
Hours per week 40
If employee will be working a schedule other than Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm, specify hours and days to be worked N/A
If Temporary, Ending Date
Recruiting Rate Commensurate with experience
Beginning Salary Flexibility Yes
Pay Basis Salary
Required Education Doctoral Degree
Do you want to allow additional experience to substitute for required education?
No
Preferred Education
Doctoral Degree
Field of Study
Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy or related area of physical science or engineering.
MS Office Experience Required Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
Will this position require driving a UT or personally owned vehicle?
No
Other Computer and Software Skills Required
Experience and Other Skills Required

The required qualifications of the successful candidate are a doctorate in Physics, Astronomy or Engineering or a related field, with outstanding research and teaching records that warrant an appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure. Tenure is contingent upon Board of Regents approval.

- Potential for excellence in teaching.
- Evidence of administrative experience in higher education setting (center, department, program, director of graduate studies)
- A strong record of externally funded and recognized research.
- Record of teaching effectiveness and mentoring of students including doctoral student.
- Record of involvement with national/international organizations
- Ability to work productively with faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds.
Do you want to allow additional education to substitute for required experience? No
Other Skills Preferred
Description of Job Duties

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is seeking a dynamic Chair that can lead the department to preeminence in an extraordinarily diverse University that is focused on a significant expansion of its research mission. This is an exemplary opportunity for a leader to strengthen partnerships with premier research institutions in San Antonio such as the Southwest Research Institute, Air Force Research Laboratory, UT Health San Antonio, and others. Areas of research excellence within the department include astrophysics, biophysics, computational physics, condensed matter, materials science, nanotechnology, and space and planetary science. Several interdisciplinary research and educational opportunities are ongoing with Environmental Sciences, Biology, Chemistry and the College of Engineering among others. The Department has a joint Ph.D. degree with the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) allowing its faculty and Ph.D. students access to over $400M of research projects that include leadership roles in NASA’s space physics and planetary missions. UT San Antonio’s future will focus on student success and building one of the nation’s most diverse research intensive universities. The Department Chair will play a critical role in linking the Department to this growth and success. UT San Antonio also benefits from being in a major metropolitan area that retains the attributes of smaller neighborhoods, excellent schools, and an extremely welcoming environment.

Required qualifications: a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy or related area of physical science or engineering; an active research program with a distinguished publication record and a strong international reputation. Preferred qualifications: commitment to excellence in teaching at all levels including Ph.D.; leadership and administrative experience; and an active, high-profile research program in an area of physics and/or astronomy. Responsibilities include a commitment to the development and growth of the Physics and Astronomy program, as well as teaching, supervising student research at all levels, and maintaining an externally funded research program. Descriptions of current departmental research efforts can be found at http://www.utsa.edu/physics/.

UTSA, the third largest academic institution of the University of Texas System, has an enrollment of nearly 31,000 students. Ph.D. students have access to world-class facilities at UTSA and SwRI that includes advanced microscopy, spectroscopy, optical and particle instrument calibration and MEMS laboratories. Screening of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must state their current visa and residency status. Applicants must submit an original signed letter of application outlining their qualifications and suitability for the position, and a dated curriculum vita. For strongest consideration, applicants should submit their CV and letter of interest by November 2, 2018. A list of references and leadership statement may be requested at a later stage of the search process. Application materials must be submitted electronically to http://apptrkr.com/1305013/.

Applications will be treated as confidential until finalists are named.
Posting Open Date 09/28/2018
Posting Close Date at midnight on 11/16/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Notes to Applicants

Note 1: Applications for this position must be completed electronically at http://apptrkr.com/1305013/. Review of completed applications will continue until the position is filled; however items submitted Nov. 2, 2108 will receive strongest consideration. Candidates should submit the following items electronically (in a PDF format):
1. Vitae
2. Letter of Application (outlining qualifications and suitability for the position)

Note 2: A list of references and leadership statement may be requested at a later stage of the search process.

Note 3: UTSA is a tobacco-free campus.

Note 4: UTSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Note 5: This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Note 6: Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.

Note 7: At the discretion of the hiring department, this position posting may be closed once a sufficient number of qualified applications has been received.

Note 8: Tenure is contingent on Board of Regents approval.
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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents

Resume/CV
Letter of Application

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