The College of Science and Technology at North Carolina A&T State University seeks a dynamic and innovative chairperson for the Department of Physics. The successful candidate is expected to possess a distinguished record of scholarship and research, appreciate the integration of learning, discovery and engagement, have significant experience in higher education, and to have experience in securing extramural funding. This is a 12-month administrative position with a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Professor. An appointment at the Associate professor level might be considered for candidates who exhibit exceptional potential for growth. The successful candidate is expected to have an exemplary record of scholarship and research, along with a vision for invigorating and expanding the educational, research, and service efforts of the department. Focus areas of research within the department include biophysics, chemical physics, computational physics, experimental nuclear physics, material sciences, and atmospheric science and meteorology. An open and collegial style of management and leadership is also expected.
Reporting directly to the Dean of the College of Science and Technology, the Department Chair is expected to provide leadership and foster excellence in all departmental efforts. Some of the Chair’s responsibilities include promoting student success; student recruitment and mentoring, ensuring quality undergraduate and graduate programs; faculty workload assignment, faculty recruitment, mentorship, development and evaluation; supporting faculty research, teaching, and service; providing oversight and stewardship for the administrative, financial, and academic programs; engaging faculty in strategic planning; program assessment and reporting; and teaching.
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is an 1890 land-grant doctoral research university dedicated to learning, discovery, and community engagement. The College of Science and Technology is research oriented and fosters academic excellence through innovative programs, critical thinking, and intellectual inquiry to prepare students for the 21st century global workforce. The College plays a pivotal role in further advancing the mission of the University by emphasizing preeminence in STEM and promoting curricular advancement, scientific discovery, and technological innovation. The College houses the departments of Applied Engineering Technology, Biology, Built Environment, Chemistry, Computer Systems Technology, Graphic Design Technology, Mathematics, Physics, and the Applied Science Technology PhD Program. The College is experiencing substantial growth in enrollment, faculty size, curricula, and research.
The Department of Physics is an active department with eleven full time faculty who are heavily engaged in research. Current research areas include biophysics, chemical physics, computational physics, experimental nuclear physics, and atmospheric science and meteorology. The department of Physics offers a Bachelor of Science in Physics, Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science and Meteorology, an Master of Science in Physics, and a concentration in Applied Physics under the College PhD Program in Applied Science and Technology.