The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mount Union invites applicants for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Physics position to begin August 1, 2019. This growth position is directly related to the Universities' strategic plan, the addition of three new engineering programs, and the growth of the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Mount Union's Department of Physics and Astronomy features hands-on, activity-based experiences for students at all levels. This includes setting up and using advanced laboratory equipment, a dedicated electronics laboratory and a rooftop observatory for astronomy. In addition, the department has two new introductory physics laboratories, which are designed to allow students to actively learn physics using computers and sensors for data collection and analysis. Advanced courses for majors and minors provide rigorous mathematical and applied training in a small classroom environment designed for student success. Student research projects revolve around their interests and aspirations, which helps develop the individual for success at taking projects from an idea through to a final result.
Teaching responsibilities include courses in introductory physics and advanced physics courses for majors and non-majors. This position is not research specific, but candidates with an interest in computational techniques, development of cross-disciplinary courses, or pedagogy are encouraged to apply. Other responsibilities include maintaining an active professional development program including research with undergraduate students.
Ph. D. in Physics, Applied Physics, Physics Educational Research or related degrees. ABD will be considered.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. When requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Candidates should provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research plan and contact information for three professional references to the Physics Assistant Professor Search Committee. Electronic applications are required and can submitted online at www.mountunion.edu/job-opportunities. Please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Robert Ekey at email@example.com with any questions.Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
About University of Mount Union
The University of Mount Union, a private institution founded in 1846, offers a rigorous and relevant academic program that is grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Mount Union’s 2,200 students can select from 62 broad-based and career-specific undergraduate majors as well as graduate programs in physician assistant studies and educational leadership. Known for its personal approach, the institution boasts a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and a curriculum delivered by dedicated faculty members, the vast majority of whom hold terminal degrees in their fields.Over the past 10 years, nearly $110 million has been invested in the construction and renovation of modern facilities including a recreation center, apartment-style housing options, health and medical sciences facility and performing arts center. Primarily residential in nature, Mount Union’s picturesque 123-acre campus is located in Alliance, OH (population 23,000), within 80 miles of both Cleveland and Pittsburgh. An additional 162-acre Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center is located six miles away. The University’s endowment is in excess of $142 million.The University, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is committed to provi...ding a student-centered approach and an exceptional educational experience, offering an array of activities for cultural, civic and social development. Students experience outstanding opportunities for success after graduation, both in the workforce and graduate study.The University of Mount Union is an equal opportunity employer. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, marital or parental status, pregnancy, disability, or genetic information in student admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or employment as now or may hereafter be required by university policy and federal or state law.
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