Global Professor

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Tianjin, China
Tucson, AZ, United States

Global Professor
Posting Number req17400
Department Physics
Department Website Link
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Outside of US
Address Tianjin CHN
Position Highlights

We seek a faculty member in Physics to join our growing team of Global Professors at the UA-HEBUT Arizona College of Technology, which includes partner programs in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering. We offer an extremely competitive salary, cost-free housing at HEBUT for faculty and family, and annual roundtrip airfare for faculty. Our program allows students to earn a joint B.S. in Applied Physics from both universities in four years, entirely in residence at HEBUT. The Global Professor will receive complete course materials and training from experienced instructors at the home department in Tucson, in preparation for joining the faculty in Tianjin in Spring 2024. The expected teaching load is two to three courses per semester, taught entirely in English. This is a unique and well-compensated opportunity to build a new program in Applied Physics, in collaboration with faculty from the partner programs.

Early-career applicants should have expertise in teaching introductory physics and later-career applicants should have additional expertise in a broad range of advanced undergraduate courses. In addition to being a faculty member of the UA, the Global Professor will also be a faculty member of UA’s partner university, HEBUT. As such, the job holder will be bound by the rules and regulations of both institutions and countries and must be able to qualify for, and obtain, a Chinese visa which will be sponsored by the partner university.

There is no deadline for application. Applicant review will begin in August and continue until the position is filled. Each faculty hire will be trained at the Tucson campus prior to permanent residence in HEBUT. The projected hire date is October 2023, followed by four months of training at the Tucson campus, followed by permanent residence in HEBUT beginning February 2024.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, 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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Duties & Responsibilities

The University of Arizona (UA) Physics Department and Hebei Institute of Technology (HEBUT) in Tianjin, China developed a B.S. dual degree program in Applied Physics that began in 2021 and has experienced vigorous enrollment growth each year. In addition to being a faculty member of the UA, the Global Professor will also be a faculty member of UA’s partner university, HEBUT. As such, the job holder will be bound by the rules and regulations of both institutions and countries. In addition, the job holder must be able to qualify for, and obtain, a Chinese visa which will be sponsored by the partner university.

Duties of the Global Professor include:

  • Collaborate with UA and HEBUT faculty to develop a program that leverages existing strengths on both campuses.
  • Teach two to three physics courses per semester in English to HEBUT-based undergraduate students.
  • Assist the UA Department of Physics in hiring other HEBUT-based faculty.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Physics, Applied Physics or related field. MS with extensive teaching experience can be considered in special cases.
  • Prior experience in Physics instruction, either at the introductory or advanced undergraduate level.
  • Demonstrated experience inspiring, engaging, and motivating students.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in course design and development at the college/university level.
Rank Professor
Tenure Information Global (NTE)
FLSA 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)
Number of Vacancies 1
Target Hire Date 10/1/2023
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates Questions or inquiries may be directed to:
Prof. Srinivas Manne
Search Committee Chair, Department of Physics


Prof. Charles Wolgemuth
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Physics
Open Date 8/24/2023
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Resume, Cover Letter, and Three Additional Documents
Special Instructions to Applicant • Please include the following for your application materials:
- Cover letter (Must include a description of background, experience, and interest in position.)
- CV
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- List of physics course titles previously taught by candidate
- Contact information (name, email address, phone number) of four (4) professional references

• In addition to a competitive salary, stipend includes one round trip per year to U.S.
• Cost-free housing is made available to faculty on the HEBUT campus.
• Faculty will spend four months in training at the UA home campus (Tucson AZ) before assuming their position at HEBUT.

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