Associate Professor T/TE - Optomechanical Systems and Instrumentation | Wyant College of Optical Sciences

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Position Location: 
Tucson, AZ
Job Description: 

Requisition #: req100

Location Main Campus
Address USA
Position Highlights The Wyant College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure/tenure-track faculty position in Optomechanics and Optical Engineering. Applicants will be considered at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor levels commensurate with qualifications. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The college is seeking to further strengthen its multidisciplinary research and education program in optomechanical systems and instrumentation, and the successful candidate will be an integral part of this initiative. Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; 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! The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Establishing a strong extramurally-funded research program.
  • Establishing a strong teaching record.
  • Participating in both undergraduate and graduate education.
  • Participating in service and outreach for the College.

    Applicants should have a demonstrated capability to meet these duties, including a clear potential to establish or continue a substantial research program in in his or her field of interest that is capable of attracting program funding from industry and/or government sources. For private sector or government laboratory applicants, while still requiring strong communications skills and a demonstrated history of technical depth and leadership, a lack of a proven teaching and funded-research record could be remedied with other related credentials. We seek an individual who is able to work with and attract a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students and colleagues. Development of courses pertaining to the candidate’s area of expertise, as well as strong teaching contributions to our core curriculum, is expected.

Minimum Qualifications  
  • PhD in Optics, Physical Sciences, Engineering or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience with optomechanical systems and instrumentation.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience in an industrial or national lab setting.
  • Experience with CAD Modeling (e.g. SolidWorks, Pro/E, Siemans NX, etc.).
  • Experience with optical design software (e.g. Zemax, Code V, LightTools, FRED, etc.).
  • Experience with finite element analysis software (e.g. ANSYS, COMSOL, Nastran, etc.).
Rank To be Determined
Tenure Information Tenure-Eligible (TE)
FLSA Always Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job FTE 1.0
Work Calendar Academic
Job Category Faculty
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay DOE
Compensation Type salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Contact Information for Candidates Inquiries may be directed to Professor James Schwiegerling, search committee chair, at
Open Date 1/10/2020
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply  Resume, Cover Letter, and Three Additional Documents
Special Instructions to Applicant You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references. Please upload your reference contact list under the “Additional Document” slot within your application. Your application must also include a statement of teaching philosophy (in “Additional Document” slot) and a statement of research interests (in “Additional Document” slot).
Diversity Statement At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.