University of Puerto Rico
Mayagüez Campus
Human Resources Office
Recruitment Division

Telephone: 832-4040 Ext. 3159, 3045 Fax 831-1720
Announcement Number: 20-08
Position Title: 20-08 Assistant Professor-Physics
Job Series: Teaching
Base Salary: $62,256.00
Opening date: December 18, 2020
Closing Date: February 18, 2021
Available to : General Public
Type of Appoiment: Teaching
Point of Contact: Sra. Madelyn Ríos Rivera, MBA
 Email: n/a
 Tel: 787-832-4040 ext. 3159 y/o 3045
Location of Position: Department of Physics

Minimum Requirements
Doctoral degree in Physics with specialization in one of the following areas: Experimental/Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics; Experimental/Computational High Energy Physics; Astrophysics/Astronomy/Planetary Sciences; Medical Physics; Physics Education; Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop undergraduate and graduate level courses of the Department of Physics; also, to serve as a research advisor for undergraduate and graduate students; and to establish a strong, independent, externally funded research program that supports one or more of the Department’s areas of interest.


This designation has an academic task equivalent to 12 credit/hours that are distributed between teaching, research and institutional services for 37.5 hours a week. This distribution of hours could be adjusted to the department’s needs, demands and availability of the faculty:

• 12 hours weekly direct contact with students.
• 15 hours of academic activities including research, class preparation, exam grading, and office work.
• 6 hours of individual attention to your students.
• 4 ½ hours to attend departmental, faculty and committee meetings, development of new courses, organization of short courses and seminars, participation and filing of research proposals with institutional funds or external funds and publication of articles in prestigious journals.
• The distribution of the academic load may vary depending on the success in the development of research projects.


Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a letter summarizing research and teaching goals, and arrange to have three (3) letters of recommendation sent to:

Prof. Héctor Méndez Mella
Personnel Committee Chairman

Department of Physics
University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus

Call Box 9000

Mayagüez P.R. 00681-9000
Telephone (787) 832-4040 Ext. 3844

Letters or documents sent by e-mail must be directed to To learn more about the Department of Physics at UPRM, please visit

Submitted CEE-SA-2020-3873

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