Instructor or Assistant Professor - Physics

Job ID: 9547

Contract Title: Instructor or Assistant Professor

Location: Queensborough Community College

Department: Physics

Category: Faculty

Issue Date: October 30 2013

Closing Date: December 29 2013

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Faculty Vacancy Announcement:

Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

 Queensborough Community College offers a unique opportunity for research involving undergraduates in a community college setting and was the first NSF sponsored REU physics site at a community college. Among the active areas of research are astronomy, biophysics, imaging, and physics education. The Physics Department co-sponsors the A.S. in Engineering Science and the A.S. in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science). For more information see

 Teaches courses in physics at all levels up to and including modern physics and introductory astronomy. Mentors and advises students; works with the department in the evaluation, implementation, and assessment of courses and pedagogy. Participates in Departmental and College activities including committees, curriculum development, and preparation of grants.

 Continued scholarly activities and publications are required for tenure and promotion. Successful candidate may be required to teach some night and possibly Saturday classes.  


For Assistant Professor:

Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

For Instructor:

Master's degree in area(s) of expertise, and/or active progress toward a Doctorate, or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Instructors must complete the doctorate within five years.

For Both:

Teaching experience, preferably at the college level, and demonstrated experience working with diverse populations. Ability to establish a research program with student participation.

Preferred qualifications include:

- At least one year college-level teaching experience

- Experience with program and course development and evaluation

- Ability to involve undergraduate students in research  


Salary is commensurate with experience and credentials.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.  

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Equal Employment Opportunity:

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.  

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