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
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
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
Maintains data files as related to institutional projects and
mandated governmental reporting;
and maintains management information systems.
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
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.
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.