Job DescriptionMinimum Qualifications
A Ph.D. in Physics, electrical engineering, electronics engineering, computer engineering, or related fields.
Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
Candidates must have a strong commitment to excellence in university education at all levels and are expected to make significant contributions to the M.S. program in Engineering Physics with a focus on instrumentation and automation.
Description of the Department or Unit
The department’s M.S. program in Engineering Physics is a national leader in instrumentation and automation focused on laboratory-based, experiential learning with a curriculum which typically includes over 400 hours of hands-on lab work. Courses include topics related to FPGAs programmed with VHDL; PLCs; microcontrollers and embedded systems with C and assembly; PCB layout with Altium Designer; data acquisition/control using NI DAQs boards with LabVIEW and C# and/or MATLAB; computational methods in C; digital electronics; analog and sensor and transducer interfacing; optics; and others. The department also offers a B.A. in Physics, a B.S. in Physics with concentrations in Automation and Instrumentation, Physics, Astronomy, Applied Physics, Secondary Education, and Interdisciplinary Science. The faculty includes 15.5 TT, 7 full-time NTT members, and 5 support staff. Both undergraduate and graduate programs are consistently ranked among the largest in the country by the AIP when compared to other Master’s granting institutions: enrollment exceeds 140 undergraduate majors and 28 master’s students.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Candidates are expected to are expected to make significant contributions to the M.S. program in Engineering Physics with a focus on instrumentation and automation. They are also expected to develop an experimental research program capable of attracting external funding, in addition to involving undergraduate and M.S. students. Duties will include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses and labs, advising, and service activities.
Type of Position Full Time Position
Appointment Type 1.0
Number Of Months Per Year 9-months plus some summer duties
Physical Demands of Position
Typical physical demands of classroom and educational environments in a professional position at a university.
Description of University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.