California State University - Biomedical Physics Assistant Professor

California State University, Fresno

College of Science and Mathematics


Vacancy # 12149

Biomedical Physics

Assistant Professor

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University, we focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all.

• Available for Academic Year: 2014/2015.

• Fresno State has been recognized as an Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

• Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process. 

• Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience. >

• Instructional Level: Undergraduate and Graduate

Position Summary: The Department of Physics in the College of Science and Mathematics at California State University, Fresno is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Biomedical Physics at the Assistant Professor rank with a Fall 2014 start date. Appointment at a higher rank is possible, depending on the applicant's qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will teach in the department's undergraduate and graduate programs, conduct scholarly research, publish their research in peer-reviewed journals, and engage in university and community service related activities.

Overview: The Physics Department is seeking a Medical Physicist with a specialization in nuclear medicine and x-ray/CT imaging. The successful candidate will work to strengthen our undergraduate biomedical physics program and provide expertise in teaching and research that complements our existing program. It is expected that the successful candidate will promote the biomedical physics program through outreach to local schools and build on our already successful collaboration with local hospitals and clinics. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in biomedical physics, with primary responsibility for courses in nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, and diagnostic x-ray physics. Other physics courses, including an introductory general physics course, may be taught depending on department need and candidate expertise.

Faculty Responsibilities: As educators, scholars, colleagues and community members faculty have a responsibility to uphold the standards and ethics called upon by the profession. Regular responsibilities include research, publication, and other scholarly activities, as well as advising students and engaging in service at all levels of the university.

Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Medical Physics, Physics, or a related field from an accredited institution or international equivalent is preferred. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) will be considered; however, for continued employment the doctorate must be completed by August 15, 2015.

Required Experience: Coursework and research expertise in the area of medical physics is required for this position. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment and/or ability to work with diverse faculty, staff, and students. The University is committed to promoting the success of all, and to reducing the barriers to success related to differences in areas such as race, ethnicity, culture, disability, and more. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experiences in this area. For additional information on the University's commitment to diversity visit: .

Preferred Qualifications: The ability and desire to teach undergraduate medical physics courses in nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, and diagnostic x-ray physics is strongly preferred. Prior teaching experience in medical physics is desirable. Also preferred is a knowledge of medical imaging technologies used in nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology, including applications in diagnoses and treatment of diseases. An understanding of quality assurance/quality control of nuclear medicine and diagnostic x-ray equipment is preferred.

Application Procedures: This position is open until filled, however, to ensure full consideration, applicants should submit their application materials by December 16, 2013. To apply, please complete an on-line application at and attach the following materials: (1) a cover letter addressing your qualifications and experience, (2) your curriculum vitae, (3) contact information for three references. Finalists will be required to submit three letters of recommendation and official transcripts to the search committee. For inquiries contact: Professor Steven White, Search Committee Chair; Department of Physics, 2345 E San Ramon Ave M/S MH37, California State University, Fresno, CA 93740; Phone: 559.278.4020 E-mail:

Other Requirements: Pursuant to the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility to be employed in the United States. The Annual Safety and Security/Fire Safety Report provided in compliance with the 1998 Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act, and California Education Code section 67380. The report includes three calendar years of select campus crime statistics and it includes security policies and procedures for the campus. Applicants, students, and employees can obtain a copy of this report from the web site: or by contacting the Campus Police Department. The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site:

Background Check: Necessary background investigations will be completed depending on the requirements of the position. Those could include, but are not limited to, processing of fingerprints through the Department of Justice and FBI, and degree and license verification. A conditional offer may be made based on the results of these verifications.

Equal Employment Opportunity: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires the University to inform you that we can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and authorization to accept employment.