Position Announcement
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE & INSTRUCTOR

M.S. DEGREE PROGRAM IN PHYSICS
SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AND A&M COLLEGE
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA 70813

Prepares and delivers lectures, discussions, conducts Laboratory Demonstrations and performs other activities which are related to and meet course requirements for research and graduate training in Physics in the area of Instrumentation.

Maintains course/Instrumentation syllabi and provides each student with a written statement of Instrumentation requirements at the beginning of each semester.

Conducts appropriate evaluations of students performance in Instrumentation.

Maintains records of student's performance and attendance in Instrumentation as well as grades as appropriate.

Provides access to students through regular hours and involvement on campus.

Participates in development and revision of instrumentation course of instruction, equipment selection, instructional material associated with Instrumentation.

Works with students and employers in occupational settings, on-the-job training, practicums, internships, and similar work-related situations.

Serves on department and/or university committees as needed to assist in policy development on instrumentation, graduate research as well as training graduate and undergraduate students.

Provides technical assistance for the preparation and submission of statistical reports and proposals..

Conducts program needs assessment, program feasibility studies and student intent surveys.

Prepares tabular reports describing results of various research undertaken, routine reports and ad hoc reports relating to graduate and undergraduate program of instruction and development.

Maintains data files as related to institutional projects and mandated governmental reporting; and maintains management information systems.
Qualifications:
Minimum of an earned Bachelor's degree in physics (or Equivalent); Preferred an earned Master's degree in engineering field (mechanical, electrical, nuclear or general engineering)

Good knowledge of survey design and research methodologies

Knowledge of principles and theories of statistics.

Good knowledge of principles and theory of teaching.

Good knowledge of practices and procedures of teaching.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Maintaining effective working relations with students, Faculty and university community.


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Position Announcement
Tenure Track Graduate Faculty
(Preferably at Rank of Assistant Professor)
Department of Physics
Southern University and A & M College
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70813
Qualifications - Ph.D. in physics, preferably with emphasis on optics, particle physics, or condensed matter (theory or experiment); proven publication ability; ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses and to direct graduate research (M.S. Thesis research). Salary is negotiable. Duties and responsibilities - Superior teaching, grantsmanship, research productivity, graduate student research supervision, program development, interfacing with colleagues for interdisciplinary research, applicable professional services. Professional conduct and competency are required in light of research and instruction related responsibilities. The Department-The Department of Physics at SUBR has twelve (12) full time faculty members and seventy (70) undergraduate majors. The first graduate students enroll in the Fall of 1996. The Department is the home of the Timbuktu Academy, a nationally recognized student mentoring and research participation program, funded by the Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research (ONR), NIST, and NASA. The Academy was the recipient of the Exemplary Undergraduate Mathematics, Science, and Engineering (MSE) Program Award, from the Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network, in Washington, D.C., on January 17, 1996. The 1994 report of national experts consulted by the Louisiana Board of Regents to review some physics departments stated in part: "The undergraduate physics program at SUBR is among the best we have encountered anywhere...The vehicle for this has been the altogether remarkable organization, the Timbuktu Academy." The graduate component of the Timbuktu Academy will do no less than replicate the undergraduate component. It is supported by the Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund (LEQSF), administered by the Louisiana Board of Regents. Current areas of research include condensed matter theory (electronic structure and high temperature superconductivity), stochastic processes, experimental solid state physics, particle physics, atomic physics, and spectroscopy. Current external funding for research is over $1.2 Million , from sources that include the Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research (ONR), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Louisiana Board of Regents (LEQSF Program), the US Department of Energy (DOE), and NASA. Application Procedure and Closing Date - The application for this position must include an application letter, a resume, a transcript from any college attended, and three (3) letters of recommendation. The closing date for the receipt of applications is June 15, 1996. Applications received before this deadline will be considered. Others may be considered until the position is filled. Please mail application packets to: M.S. Degree Program, Department of Physics, P.O. Box 10554, Southern University and A & M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70813. Southern University and A&M College is an equal opportunity educational institution.
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