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Visiting Professor Position

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a visiting faculty position in physics beginning in August 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic year. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely-related field, a demonstrated record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and be actively involved in research. We are seeking candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The successful candidate will teach core physics courses at the lower-division and upper-division level, including lectures and labs. According to current plans, there will be in-person instruction in the Fall. The workload is 12-units of teaching and 3-units of research and service per semester. SSU is an equal opportunity employer.
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Physics and Astronomy

Physics is the most fundamental of all the scientific disciplines. Ranging from the applied to the abstract, from the infinitesimal to the infinite, and from quarks to the cosmos, the study of physics seeks to explain all the complicated phenomena in the natural world by providing a description of these phenomena in terms of a few basic principles and laws.

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What Physicists Do

Current Schedule. Our lecture series has brought outstanding scientists and engineers to the campus each week since 1971, including fifteen Nobel laureates. These speakers present lectures ranging from the hottest discoveries in physics and astronomy to inside views of physicists' daily lives at a level undergraduate students can understand.


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