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The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Texas at San Antonio invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to start in Fall 2015. The position will be in Experimental Materials Physics (any subfield) and applicants should have an outstanding publication record and a demonstrated capability of teaching and developing their own programs.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is rapidly moving to a tier-one status and has many first-rate facilities. The physics and astronomy department has experienced vigorous growth by establishing state of the art laboratories and recruiting world-class faculty. Current main research programs are in biophysics, material physics, and astrophysics. We have a very
solid PhD program in collaboration with the Southwest Research Institute program. New recruits are expected to complement and enhance the current faculty.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field, relevant postdoctoral experience, and established research accomplishments. The successful applicant will be expected to establish an independent research program supported by external funds, and to teach undergraduate and graduate courses.

Applications should be submitted to (in a single PDF file), to the attention of [Chair of the Search Committee], and should comprise a CV that includes publications & funding history, concise statements of research goals and teaching philosophy, and the names and email-addresses of three persons who may be contacted for letters of recommendation. Screening of applications will be begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to completed applications submitted before November 15, 2014. Tenure is contingent upon Board of Regents approval.

UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are selected for on campus interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.

Non-Tenure Track Astronomy Position

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Texas at San Antonio seeks a well-qualified instructor who also has appropriate lab skills, such as operation/maintenance of telescopes and other astronomical hardware (or equivalent skills). The non-tenure track position could start as soon as January 2015 but more likely August 2015. The successful candidate will be focused on undergraduate teaching, including non-major introductory astronomy classes, potentially astronomy minor classes, astronomy laboratories, and maintaining the department's set of telescopes. Participation in outreach programs, eg, public nights, is encouraged. Research is not formally a component of this position due to the fall/spring semester course loading, but is encouraged, especially in the summer semester (June-August).

Qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics, evaluated classroom teaching experience, and experience working with telescopes for outreach and student laboratories. As research is not formally a component of this position, any area is considered.

UTSA is a rapidly growing University within the University of Texas system. The Department of Physics & Astronomy is a leading department of the University, and is rapidly growing in the fields of astrophysics, materials, laser, and bio-physics. A close collaboration with the Southwest Research Institute continues to mature.

Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae and detailed statements of experience and interests in teaching. Applicants should include the names of at least three people who are willing to write letters of recommendation. Letters will be requested after an initial screening of applications. To receive full consideration, a complete set of application materials should be submitted to (in a single PDF file).