Professor of Practice.


The Department of Physics and Engineering Physics at Tulane University invites applications for a Professor of the Practice (PoP) position in Engineering Physics to begin in Spring or Fall 2016. The PoP position is a non-tenured full time academic year (nine month) teaching position (3,3 load) with a renewable 3-year appointment, and it carries a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications. Faculty promoted to Senior PoP serve renewable 5-year terms.


The Department of Physics and Engineering Physics offers a Ph.D. program in Physics and two undergraduate programs: 1) Physics founded in 1895 and 2) Engineering Physics (an ABET accredited engineering program) founded in 2006. In addition, the department has a strong materials component, and the PoP may have the opportunity to participate in an anticipated expansion of the materials science and engineering effort at Tulane. More information about the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics can be found at: .


An important component of the PoP position will be to teach, direct, and promote the two-semester undergraduate Team Design and Professional Practice course (the capstone course for Engineering Physics majors) and to establish projects and long term collaborations in conjunction with industrial (local and national), university, and government entities. The PoP will have an opportunity to collaborate with Tulane’s Maker Space student prototyping facility. The PoP will also facilitate summer internships for rising seniors in Engineering Physics. The balance of the PoP faculty member’s teaching responsibilities will involve teaching Engineering Physics courses in some of the following areas: electronics and electronics engineering, mechanical engineering, device engineering, materials science and engineering, optical engineering, computer engineering, polymer science and engineering, instrumentation development, advanced manufacturing theory and practice, applications of superconductivity, applied nanoscience, renewable energy, etc. Additionally the successful candidate will take the lead when preparing the department for ABET reviews and for ensuring the Engineering Physics program’s adherence to ABET guidelines.


Successful candidates for the PoP position must have an M.S. in engineering or a closely related field (P.E. or Ph.D. preferred), with a proven and sustained record of academic success at the university level, and demonstrable experience in engineering environments. The successful candidate will have strong interest in teaching and developing engineering courses, and will have demonstrated the ability to work in collaboration with a wide variety of professionals on cross/multi-disciplinary projects.

Application details

Applications should include 1) a CV, 2) a statement of the candidate’s approach to conducting the capstone Team Design course, 3) a statement of teaching and industrial experience and philosophy, and 4) contact information for three references. All materials should be submitted to . Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Guy Norton at or Dr. Lev Kaplan at . The review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Tulane University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer and encourages minority and female applicants to apply.


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