Applications and nominations are invited to fill the position of Chairperson for the Department of Physics, at the Baton Rouge campus of Southern University and A. & M. College, beginning in the Fall semester of 1998. The department offers the BS and MS degrees in Physics. Research areas include condensed matter theory (band structure calculations, high temperature superconductivity) and experiment (high temperature superconductivity, piezo-electric materials, properties of magnetic materials), high energy physics, experimental astrophysics, solid state ionic materials, and computational physics. The department is also the home of the highly successful student mentoring and research participation program - the Timbuktu Academy. Additional information about the department can be found at web site on the internet. The successful candidate is expected to have an understanding of, and an appreciation for, successful undergraduate and graduate student mentoring, the ability to work effectively with diverse groups of faculty, staff, students, and the wider community, and a vision for the department which includes excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching in addition to encouraging research activities. Qualifications of the successful candidate include: an earned Ph. D. degree in an area of physics; experience as a successful administrator, or demonstrated potential of administrative and leadership abilities including excellent interpersonal and communication skills; a history of scholarly and professional activities including teaching, research and grantsmanship. The salary is competitive. Applicants must submit (a) a letter of application, (b) a vita which lists academic and employment history, scholarly publications in professional journals, and information to support successful grantsmanship, (c) documentation to support the earned Ph.D. degree, and (d) the names and contact information for three individuals who have been requested to send letters of reference. The application materials and letters of reference should be sent to the address below. The review of applications will begin on May 15th, 1998, and will continue until the position is filled.

Attn.: Dr. L. L. Henry, Search Committee Chairman, Department of Physics, Southern University and A. & M. College, Baton Rouge, LA 70813. Telephone (504) 771-4130, e-mail addresses: or

Southern University and A. & M. College is an equal opportunity employer.