Natural Sciences (7045: Physics and Astronomy)

  • Cal State University (CSU) Humboldt
  • Arcata, California
  • May 08, 2022
Part Time Education and Training Sciences and Laboratory

Job Description

Vacancy Announcement
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Temporary Faculty Pool Job #7045

Humboldt State University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) that strives to foster an equitable and inclusive community that supports our students of diverse backgrounds. Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty,
staff, and administrators of the highest quality committed to working in a multicultural and multiracial community that reflects the diversity of the state.

DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University's Department of Physics & Astronomy invites applications to our temporary faculty pool. Initial appointment will be for the Spring 2022 semester. Subsequent
reappointment for Fall 2022 will be contingent upon satisfactory performance evaluation, budget, and programmatic need.
Dependent upon qualifications, course load may be up to 15 units (1.0 timebase).

Instructional assignments may include: Lower Division and Upper Division General Education courses in Astronomy and/or Cosmology and Lower Division service courses in Physics. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students. See full listing of course offerings can be viewed at:

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Physics & Astronomy acknowledges that science is intrinsically dependent on human creativity. New ideas emerge most readily from groups that include people with diverse talents, backgrounds, and ways of thinking. Collaboration among people of all cultures and backgrounds enhances our experience as scientists and contributes to excellence in teaching, learning, and research. We actively promote a climate that celebrates our differences and strengthens our department by embracing and working to increase our diversity, and by fostering equity.

The Department of Physics & Astronomy offers a rigorous Bachelor of Science program with concentrations in both Physics and Astronomy, as well as general education and service courses. As a department we seek faculty who are passionate about teaching Physics and/or Astronomy to a
diverse student population.
Department website:

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at:

Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Generally, M.A./M.S. in Physics, Astronomy or related field is required at time of appointment. For some areas, B.A./B.S. with successful teaching experience in the field may be considered. Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy or related, as well as training and teaching experience
relevant to the course or area of specialization is preferred.

For these areas, other qualifications apply:

Electronics & Electronic Instrumentation Lecture/Lab, and Electronic Instrumentation & Control Systems Lecture/Lab

M.A./M.S. with expertise in electronics is required. Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy or related field, training and successful teaching experience relevant to the course or area of specialization is preferred.

Upper-division Physics Courses

Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy or related field with appropriate Physics background is required. Preference will be given to candidates with successful teaching experience and/or training relevant to the course or area of specialization.

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.
For information on University support for visa acquisition for temporary faculty, please visit: positions

Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.

Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students. The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members in temporary positions are teaching, maintaining office hours and working collaboratively and productively with

Humboldt State also continues to build unique and innovative learning opportunities for students, bridging the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. HSU is a leader in "learning communities" that build relationships between students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the
community. These communities incorporate environmental and social responsibility.

GENERAL INFORMATION: For more information, please visit:
Humboldt State Humboldt State University sits on the traditional homelands of the Wiyot people in what is currently called Arcata, CA. The Wiyot people call the area Goudi'ni (over in the woods). The Humboldt State University campus in Northern California is in close proximity to several thriving Native American tribes and communities. Humboldt State
currently has the largest percentage of Native American students in the CSU system and has over 30 Native American faculty and staff many fromlocal area California Indian tribes. HSU is home to a number of leading Native American programs including the Indian Tribal Education and
Personnel Program (ITEPP) and the Indian Natural Resource, Science and Engineering Program (INRSEP). There are also many opportunities at HSU to conduct research, teaching and community work on Native American history and cultures in Special Collections at the HSU library. The Humboldt Room in the Library has fantastic resources for tribally focused archive materials from the region. HSU strives to build a supportive and inclusive Native community and engages with Native communities
through various initiatives and opportunities like the annual California Indian Big Time and Indigenous People's Week and a chance to network with other faculty and staff as part of the HSU Council of American Indian Faculty and Staff. For more information, please visit:

Qualified candidates should submit the following materials through Interfolio:

✓ Letter of application;
✓ Curriculum vitae;
✓ Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review);
✓ Names and contact information for three professional references;
✓ List of courses taught relevant to this position, if any; and
✓ Optional: relevant evaluative materials, professional letters of recommendation, and relevant certificates.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Courses and assignments are open until filled. Early response is encouraged.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information.
Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the
CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
All CSU employees are obligated to respond to and report incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. The successful candidate for this position will be mandated to receive relevant training on an annual basis.
Compliance with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 (EO 1083) is a condition of employment. CSU employees in positions with duties that involve regular contact with children or positions which supervise such employees are designated as Mandated Reporters under CANRA and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in EO 1083. Upon appointment to this position, the successful candidate(s) will be notified of and required to acknowledge their CANRA reporting status.

New employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10 year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits.
Humboldt State University is a Title IX/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, protected veteran status, or any other
legally protected status. If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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