In order to further expand its world-class faculty and respond to the needs of the growing fields of optics, the James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona is proud to announce a faculty search for the Robert R. Shannon Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences.
The Wyant College of Optical Sciences is the world’s premier optical institute, with outstanding faculty members, an international student body, a comprehensive optics curriculum, pioneering research programs in areas including optical engineering, image science, photonics and optical physics, and close relationships with the optics industry. To learn more please click here.
Salary for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications are invited from junior, mid-career, and senior candidates. Complete applications will include a cover letter, full CV with list of publications, research and teaching statements, and the names and contact information of three references. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Jose Sasian, search committee chair, at email@example.com . Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
The College of Optical Sciences supports the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The chairholder is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the University and college.
This tenure/tenure-track position anticipates demonstrated strength in the area of optical engineering, including:
Cultivating a world-class research program in optical engineering.
Establishing a strong teaching record in optical engineering.
Participating in both undergraduate and graduate education.
Participating in service and outreach for the College.
Preferred candidates will demonstrate a record of innovation and strength in optical design and instrumentation, with a broad variety of potential application areas including space or astronomical optics, optical metrology, infrared systems, consumer optics, and optics in manufacturing.
Applicants should ideally have a proven track record of teaching and research, including a clear potential to continue or establish a substantial research program in optical engineering that is capable of attracting program funding from industry and/or government. For private sector or government laboratory applicants, lack of a proven record could be remedied with other related credentials, including strong communications skills and leadership or experience in innovative optical engineering and/or building innovative optical hardware.
The successful candidate is expected to establish a long term and successful career in optical engineering at the Wyant College of Optical Sciences. In addition to sustaining a research group, the position requires academic engagement with students and colleagues, and with the optics industry and government agencies. The University of Arizona is a vibrant and diverse academic environment with extensive inter departmental and cross college research projects. Faculty may have joint appointments and are expected to benefit and capitalize from these inter departmental collaborations, as well as from collaborations with other institutions.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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A PhD. is required, and teaching or industrial experience in optics is desirable.
Demonstrate a record of innovation and strength in optical design and instrumentation, with a broad variety of potential application areas including space or astronomical optics, optical metrology, infrared systems, consumer optics, and optics in manufacturing.
About University of Arizona-James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences
The James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences, founded as the University of Arizona Optical Science Center, has been shaping the future since 1964 by offering the highest quality graduate and undergraduate educations, cutting edge-research programs and solid commitment to the economic development of the optics industry. Throughout its 55-year history, OSC has stood on the forefront of the field; today, it educates more students in optics than any institution in the U.S., provides the worlds most comprehensive educational program in optics and maintains a worldwide reputation as a premier institution for optical sciences and engineering.
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