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Distinguished Visiting Professor (Kinnear Chair) Job in Annapolis, MD at United States Naval Academy – 4.2

LOCATION:
United States Naval Academy, Physics Department

APPLICATION TIMELINE:
Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

ABOUT THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY:
The United States Naval Academy is a unique institution of higher learning located in desirable Annapolis, Maryland. As an historic officer accession program and premier undergraduate college, the United States Naval Academy has its own distinctive niche amongst American educational institutions. Our talented faculty and staff are united by one common purpose-to develop the next generation of leaders for naval service. In order to deliver on this promise to our nation, we recruit from all segments of society to find faculty, instructors, and support staff who model the highest professional standards.

The United States Naval Academy is committed to building a diverse workforce who collaborate to provide a multi-disciplinary and hands-on approach to student learning and leadership development. We believe that individuals from diverse backgrounds strengthen our programs and positively impact student success. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply for consideration.

Every year more than one million people tour “the Yard” to experience what our employees already know — the United States Naval Academy is a special place, with a special purpose. Those selected for employment will find challenging and rewarding work; state-of-the-art facilities which inspire academic and athletic excellence; the benefits of Federal employment; and exceptional quality-of-life.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Physics Department of the United States Naval Academy invites applications for the Distinguished Visiting Professor (Kinnear Chair) position to begin the fall semester of 2021. As a member of the Physics Department faculty, the Kinnear Chair will be responsible for teaching at a reduced load; conducting research in areas of expertise and present results at professional conferences and in professional journals; assisting departmental faculty in the collaborative research with them, as appropriate; assisting midshipmen with their research, including duty as primary advisor for research papers or independent study; giving seminars and guest lectures to faculty and midshipmen groups as well as hosting guest speakers at the Academy. Interaction with faculty throughout the Division of Math and Science is highly encouraged.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Teaching at a reduced load under the direction of the Physics Department Chair.

Conducting research in areas of expertise and presenting results at professional conferences and journals.

Collaborating with departmental faculty and advising midshipmen in their research, as appropriate.

Giving seminars and guest lectures as well as hosting guest speakers at the Academy.

The position includes office space, and library privileges. The applicant’s salary and benefits will be covered by the Kinnear grant to the Naval Academy Foundation. The Kinnear grant may include funds in support of professional travel. Incumbents may secure the other two month’s salary through externally funded research sponsorship.

This is a 10-month federal excepted service position with a two year initial academic appointment. There is the potential to renew this appointment for an additional year. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

MINIMUM AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum:
A masters or equivalent degree.

Preferred:
A strong desire to mentor undergraduate research students in physics.

A sustained and distinguished record of research.

Ph.D. or equivalent degree.

HOW TO APPLY FOR POSITION:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, teaching and research statements, curriculum vitae, and arrange for three references (with contact information) that address both teaching and research abilities to be sent to Professor Jeffrey Larsen at [email protected]

Please note: Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2021 and will continue until the position us filled.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
U.S. Citizenship Required

All Civilian Faculty Positions at USNA are subject to a background investigation. The selected candidate will be subject to a security investigation leading to successful completion of a background investigation with a favorable adjudication. The selectee’s failure to meet this requirement will be grounds for termination. Background investigations for non-US Citizens often require up to two years to complete, and for non-US Citizens the background check must be complete before employment can begin. More information about the background investigation process can be found at the Academic Dean and Provost’s website here http://www.usna.edu/Academics/Faculty-Information/Background-Investigation-Info.php.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact our Human Resource Office to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.

Submit a Demographic Information on Applicants Form to [email protected] Your responses will not be shared with the panel rating the applications or to the official making the selection for this position

All Civilian Faculty Positions at USNA are subject to a background investigation. These investigations are conducted to ensure that individuals hired are trustworthy, of good conduct, and reliable. More information about the background investigation process can be found at the Academic Dean and Provost’s website here http://www.usna.edu/Academics/Faculty-Information/Background-Investigation-Info.php.

Announcement: PHYS-20-21-3

The U.S. Naval Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Company: United States Naval Academy – 4.2

Company Location:  Annapolis, MD

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