Natural Sciences (505293)

  • Cal State University (CSU) Dominguez Hills
  • Carson, California
  • Nov 28, 2021
Full Time Education and Training Sciences and Laboratory

Job Description


Assistant Professor of Physics

College of Natural & Behavioral Sciences

Position Description

The Department of Physics at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (Academic Year) with the appointment starting in Fall 2022.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University's mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values.

Department of Physics

The College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences is one of the five main instructional units of the university. The Physics Department, an academic unit within the College, offers its students the opportunity to participate in frontier research at major laboratories while simultaneously providing a solid background in both the theoretical and experimental aspects of our field.

The Department of Physics offers a bachelor of science degree with three major foci: General Physics, which provides access to advanced theoretical and technical careers; Physical Science, which is tailored to meet education standards and satisfy waiver requirements for a single-subject teaching credential; and Electrical Engineering, designed in cooperation with the CSU Long Beach Department of Electrical Engineering to prepare students for broader STEM career opportunities as well as provide training in order to provide seamless transition to graduate work in Electrical Engineering upon graduation from CSUDH .

The Department offers a Master of Science in Systems Engineering that trains students in the application of the concepts, knowledge, principles, methodologies, tools and techniques that facilitate the successful realization of complex systems.

All members of the full-time faculty hold the doctorate degrees, are dedicated to excellence in teaching, and are active in research and other scholarly activities. Another attractive feature of the Department is its small class size, allowing students to interact frequently and effectively with instructors within and outside of class.

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The Position

The Department of Physics seeks a candidate at the Assistant Professor level. The desired candidate will support the growth of the physics undergraduate program. Please note that this is an open-field search.


The successful candidate will be expected to teach currently developed courses and/or develop new courses that support the goals and objectives of the physics department, develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program, advise undergraduate students; contribute to university and professional service; foster interdisciplinary collaborations; and engage in college and university diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Please note that CSUDH is a teaching institution and each faculty member is expected to teach a full load of about four courses per semester, though faculty often have opportunities for course release through university programs and/or external funding. The appointment will be effective for the fall semester of the 2022-2023 academic year, beginning in August 2022.


Required Qualifications
  • Experience in teaching and working with colleagues from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
  • A doctorate in physics, astrophysics, mathematics, computational science/engineering, or a related field at the time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching excellence as evidenced by, but not limited to, the following:
    • documentation of teaching experiences accompanied by positive evaluations
    • course/curriculum development
    • development of instructional materials
    • development computer-based analytical toolkits
    • development of laboratory manuals/procedures
    • implementation of innovative teaching pedagogies, especially high impact practices
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to scholarly research as evidenced by, but not limited to, the following:
    • the dissemination of research findings in peer-reviewed journal articles
    • scholarly presentations
    • book chapters
    • mentorship of student research projects
    • development and submission of grant proposals
  • Experience beyond Ph.D. either as a postdoc, visiting faculty, or in industry, at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Significant research experience that complements the exisiting expertise of the department such as: Scientific computing, experimental high-energy physics, physics education research, biophysics, experiemental nuclear physics, geophysical fluid dynamics.

Employment Requirement - Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

How to Apply- To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in Novemember 2021. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than October 31, 2021.
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Cover letter
  • Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion including specific examples describing experience working with and/or supporting divserse populations
  • List of 3 references with contact information*
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)**
  • A Statement on Teaching
  • A Statement on Research
  • Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity
  • Teaching Evaluations (if available)

*This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.

**For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate's, Doctor's of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Dr. Horace Crogman

Search Committee Chair

CSU, Dominguez Hills

1000 East Victoria Street, (NSM D-229)

Carson, CA 90747

Closing Statement

CSUDH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources' Office (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery), or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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